Better technologies exist for extracting coal, a major source of carbon dioxide emissions. The challenge is getting people to adopt them.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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The institute's energy council co-chair Ernest J. Moniz describes a sweeping agenda to meet a "remarkable challenge."
The world's critical energy problems require solutions beyond those that policymakers are exploring now.
Its aim: around the world on zero gallons
Entergy Nuclear treads carefully in proposing a new nuclear power plant.
Turbine technology looms large.
Big engines get a green sheen.
Hot plasmas could dispose of toxic waste and produce hydrogen, without the harmful byproducts of combustion.
Fuel cells could cut jets' energy consumption, emissions.