Eight hurdles on the track to a green energy future

The green energy future envisions a technological road that leads to an infinite supply of power, independence from potentially hostile nations and an atmosphere cleared of the excess heat-trapping gases that are blamed for warming the planet. The track to this future, however, is full of technological and policy hurdles.

  1.  Clean up the existing supply with a price on carbon
  2. Store wind and solar energy for later use
  3. Limit impact of transmission lines
  4. Drive down costs of electric cars
  5. Build a portfolio of transportation options
  6. Mine the earth for rare minerals
  7. Grow energy crops; save the food
  8. Bury hang-ups on nuclear waste

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