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View Resource 2009 Update of the MIT 2003 "The Future of Nuclear Power"

In 2003 a group of MIT faculty issued a study on The Future of Nuclear Power.1 The study was motivated by growing concern about global warming and the urgency of developing and deploying electricity...

http://web.mit.edu/nuclearpower/pdf/nuclearpower-update2009....
View Resource A Quest for Batteries to Alter the Energy Equation

This article from the NY Times explores battery developments in Allentown, PA. In a gleaming white factory here, Bob Peters was gently feeding sheets of chemical-coated foil one afternoon recently...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/28/science/28batt.html?pagewa...
View Resource Alternative Fuels

Biofuels and other alternative fuels are discussed.

http://www.api.org/aboutoilgas/otherfuels/index.cfm
View Resource Architecture2030: Climate Change, Global Warming, & the Built Environment

Climatologists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) confirmed that the highest global annual average surface temperature in more than a century was recorded in 2005.

http://www.architecture2030.org/
View Resource Battery Box Basics

If batteries are part of your household electric system, they deserve a well-built home of their own to ensure a long, safe, and productive life.

http://www.homepower.com/article/?file=HP119_pg50_Meyer
View Resource Biodiesel: a Sustainable Choice

In a world with complex and growing energy needs, biodiesel offers a simple, sustainable option. Biodiesel can be made with renewable resources that are abundant here in the USA, increasing...

http://biodiesel.org/resources/sustainability/pdfs/brochureS...
View Resource BP: Gulf Oil Spill Could be Stopped This Month

The end may be near for the runaway gulf oil well, according to a top BP executive.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07...
View Resource Bytes of Note - U.S. Government Information

The beginning of a new presidential administration is a good time to explore the tremendous amount of environmental information to be had from the U.S. government, both new and old.

http://www.environmentmagazine.org/Archives/Back%20Issues/Ja...
View Resource Can an EV Do the Job for Me?

Does an electric vehicle fit into your life’s equation? Become an online member to view article.

http://www.homepower.com/article/?file=HP91_pg90_Prange
View Resource Capturing Grid Power

This article by Bradford Roberts discusses making electricity grids "smarter" and modernizing them so that they can accept large amounts of renewable energy resources are fairly universally accepted...

http://smartgrid.ieee.org/publications-plug-in-hybrid-electr...
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