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Unlocking Energy Innovation

At 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, in 66-110, Richard Lester, Japan Steel Industry Professor and head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, will discuss key ideas from the forthcoming book, Unlocking Energy Innovation: How America Can Build a Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System by Lester and David M. Hart.

Energy innovation offers the best chance to solve the three urgent and interrelated problems of climate change, worldwide insecurity over energy supplies, and rapidly growing energy demand. But if we are to achieve a timely transition to reliable, low-cost, low-carbon energy, the U.S. energy innovation system must be radically overhauled. Lester and Hart map three waves of energy innovation to show how we can speed up the introduction of new technologies and business models and accelerate their deployment on a massive scale.
The talk is co-sponsored by MIT Energy Club, MIT Industrial Performance Center, Nuclear Science & Engineering.

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