The Price of Doing Nothing: The World's Energy Future
The presentation takes place at the Northwestern University Chicago Campus in the Baldwin Auditorium 303 E. Superior St. Chicago, IL.
Energy is a basic foundation of human society, like food, shelter, communication and mobility. A new international energy landscape is emerging as developing countries create their energy infrastructures and as energy technologies move away from fossil toward more sustainable sources and uses. The fifty-year time scale for significant change to the energy landscape implies that the strategic research and development choices we make now will determine future energy and societal outcomes. The promising discovery science and technology development opportunities that promote vibrant, interactive and rapidly advancing national and global societies in fifty years will be analyzed.
George Crabtree is Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. He is Distinguished Professor of Physics, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is also Director of The Energy Initiative and the Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy.