Topic: Fossil fuels

Energy: Recognizing how much isn't there

Oct. 21, 2010
Economic policy as if people mattered

To deal with the energy crisis we must deal with a consumption crisis, but politicians are reluctant to run a campaign based on a call for "less" -- the American Dream, after all, is always "more."

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Opinion: Global Energy Build Bridges, Not Walls

Oct. 12, 2009
Scott W. Tinker

The bridge from a fossil-energy present to an alternate-energy future will span many decades. As with the building of any bridge, a solid foundation is vital. A well-designed energy bridge will move the world ahead in a reasonable fashion.

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New Chlorine-Tolerant, Desalination Membrane Hopes to Boost Access to Clean Water

July 22, 2008

A chemical engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin is part of a team that has developed a chlorine-tolerant membrane that should simplify the water desalination process, increasing access to fresh water and possibly reducing greenhouse gases.

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