Colloquium - Wolfgang Bauer (Michigan State University) - Renewable Energy - A Physics Perspective

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October 7, 2014
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Location
1080 Physics Research Building - Smith Seminar Room - reception at 3:45 pm in the Atrium

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Add to Calendar 2014-10-07 16:00:00 2014-10-07 17:00:00 Colloquium - Wolfgang Bauer (Michigan State University) - Renewable Energy - A Physics Perspective

Humans currently consume ~16 TW of power, 4/5th of which are generated by burning fossil fuels.  Pollution of the biosphere and global warming are direct consequences and represent unsustainable outcomes. I will discuss how we can replace this fossil-based power production by renewable resources (solar, wind, geo-thermal, bio-mass, …), and how physicists can lead the way.

1080 Physics Research Building - Smith Seminar Room - reception at 3:45 pm in the Atrium Department of Physics physics@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Humans currently consume ~16 TW of power, 4/5th of which are generated by burning fossil fuels.  Pollution of the biosphere and global warming are direct consequences and represent unsustainable outcomes. I will discuss how we can replace this fossil-based power production by renewable resources (solar, wind, geo-thermal, bio-mass, …), and how physicists can lead the way.