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Energy Archive

  • Energy from the Sea

    28 Years Ago in TR: “Massive ocean thermal energy conversion plants may be turning this heat to usable electricity by 1985.” – William F. Whitmore

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  • The Oil Frontier

    Don’t expect the scarcity of fossil fuels to drive us toward alternative energy sources anytime soon: we’re getting smarter about finding and extracting oil.

    25 comments

  • The Best Nuclear Option

    The U.S. Energy Department’s fuel-recycling initiative could be a distraction from a more achievable goal: reviving today’s nuclear industry and averting some carbon emissions in the short term.

    30 comments

  • The Messenger

    The best scientists, scrutinizing atmosphere, ice, earth, and sea, say global warming is approaching a tipping point. But we still have time to keep it from reaching catastrophic levels.

    62 comments

  • It's Not Too Early

    We know where we must go eventually: toward a sustainable energy infrastructure. Why not head there now?

    34 comments

  • The Dirty Secret

    Better technologies exist for extracting coal, a major source of carbon dioxide emissions. The challenge is getting people to adopt them.

    25 comments

  • The Alternative

    Catastrophic climate change is not inevitable. We possess the technologies that could forestall global warming. Why can’t we use them?

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