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September 17th, 2007
Discover Brilliant: Renewables and buildings
Need to move to renewable electric generation, plug-in hybrid vehicles, zero-energy buildings, and sustainable communities. Possible breakthroughs: nanoscience, biotech, hybrid biological-physical systems, computational sciences, systems integration, and energy storage.
Now Selkowitz is up. Buildings use 40% of American energy, 70% of its electricity, and account for about $1 trillion a year in economic activity.
Says it's not a new Apollo Project we need -- pure science -- but something more like eradicating malaria, something involving scientific and social pieces.
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