Tools for Dialogue and Deliberation on Wicked Problems
This group will explore the issues of global energy challenges. It takes energy to do work and adaptation to climate change, food production, and many other challenges will require adequate energy supplies that do not pollute the environment further.
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There is no such thing as a free lunch! This global issue is one of the most critical to solve in the near term.
Increased gas cost finally appears to be affecting the demand for pickup trucks and Hummers, from what I am seeing in the news (don't have any details at hand to offer), so it would seem that market forces are already affecting the demand side.
And, what about economy? Is that not an entire sensemaking thread in its own right?
Thermo-photovoltaics are similar to solar cells, but operate at infrared rather than visible wavelengths, generating electricity directly from heat. They have applications in waste-heat recovery from industrial plants such as blast furnaces, combined heat and power (CHP) generation, and domestic boilers, as well as silent mobile power generation.
Above is from: From: http://www.laserfocusworld.com/display_article/342397/12/none/none/TECHN/Thermo-photovoltaic-cells-reach-new-record-effieciency?dcmp=LFWNews