12 Apr '11, 5pm

A Nobel Prize for Renewable Energy

A Nobel Prize for Renewable Energy

What better way to raise awareness of the issues surrounding depleting oil and global warming, and the role our oil- and coal-driven economy plays in both than to create the buzz of a Nobel Prize? I cannot think of a more urgent, global need than weaning away from the hydro-carbon economy and yet even Al Gore, a U.S. Vice President, made only a small dent in public awareness. Not since the Manhattan project (that gave the world the atom bomb) has there been a moment of glory waiting for physicists, chemists, inventors, and engineers. If the solar conversion efficiency jumped by say 30%, and reliable, inexpensive electricity storage solutions were found by nurturing the Bells, Curies, Edisons, and Einsteins, there would cause for worldwide celebrations. Between the idea And the reality Between the motion And the act Falls the Shadow These lines from T.S. Eliot 's poem The H...

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