Monday, October 14, 2013

Renewable energy

Mark Jacobson is in charge of the Atmosphere/Energy program at Stanford and is helping train a new generation of engineers* to change the world.

Jacobson’s research shows that there’s enough wind energy to power the entire world about 7 times over and enough solar to power the earth 30 times over.

The offshore east coast of the US also has a huge untapped resource for wind power.

Pollution caused by dirty fuels is another part of the issue – according to Jacobson, 50,000-100,000 people die prematurely every year here in the US from air pollution.

Globally that equates to 2.5-4 million people every year.

Read more: Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson Talks With David Letterman About Renewable Energy | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

http://inhabitat.com/stanford-professor-mark-jacobson-talks-with-david-letterman-about-renewable-energy/

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