Energy Trends & Technologies: Regent's Lecture at UC-Berkeley
14 Mar, 2008 10:51 am
Steven Koonin, Chief Scientist for BP & Professor of Physics, Caltech, gives a lecture on future energies. The world's demand for energy will grow by some 60 percent in the next 25 years. Satisfying that demand in an economical and environmentally acceptable manner is one of the most significant challenges facing society. New technologies will play a central role in meeting this challenge, albeit conditioned by the economic, social, and political contexts in which they are developed and deployed. The presentation will focus on the major forces shaping the world's energy future and the technologies required to respond to them.