By investing in energy efficiency, we could vastly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and save money.
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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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Better technologies exist for extracting coal, a major source of carbon dioxide emissions. The challenge is getting people to adopt them.
Creative toll strategies might make more of an impact on traffic congestion than new technologies, says a transportation researcher.
A simple new design for combustion chambers used in power plants could slash the amount of pollutants and the costs to consumers.
The institute's energy council co-chair Ernest J. Moniz describes a sweeping agenda to meet a "remarkable challenge."
As part of an information system, even the lowly RFID tag is vulnerable.
GE's new water-sheding coating could lead to self-washing cars.
It's a cheap stopgap for the digital divide: satellite transmission.