Solar, Wind, Biofuels, and Nuclear Energy: How Much? How Soon? How Effective? At What Cost?
Speaker: Frank Shu (Shaw Laureate of Astronomy and Professor, UC San Diego)


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  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 11/05/2011
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Description: As replacements for the continued burning of fossil fuels, solar photovoltaics, wind, biofuels, and nuclear energy are civilization's main hopes for staving off the worst effects of climate change. What does basic physics teach us about the reality of these expectations?