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dc.contributor.authorNocera, Daniel G.
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-03T14:38:32Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationNocera, Daniel G. 2012. “Can We Progress from Solipsistic Science to Frugal Innovation?” Daedalus 141 (3): 45–52. https://doi.org/10.1162/daed_a_00160.
dc.identifier.issn0011-5266
dc.identifier.issn1548-6192
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41461210*
dc.description.abstractEnergy demand in the twenty-first century will be driven by the needs of three billion people in the emerging world and three billion new inhabitants to our planet. To provide them with a renewable and sustainable energy supply is perhaps the greatest challenge for science in the twenty-first century. The science practiced to meet the energy needs of the twentieth century responded to a society of wealth, and energy systems were designed to be large and centralized. However, the inability of the emerging world to incur large capital costs suggests that a new science must be undertaken, one that does not rely on economy of scale but rather sets as its target highly manufacturable and distributed energy systems that are affordable to the poor. Only in this way can science provide global society with its most direct solution for a sustainable and carbon-neutral energy future.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleCan We Progress from Solipsistic Science to Frugal Innovation?
dc.typeJournal Article
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dc.relation.journalDaedalus
dash.depositing.authorNocera, Daniel::f22086f92cb25b2ada0b53a8b15fc59b::600
dc.date.available2019-10-03T14:38:32Z
dash.workflow.comments1Science Serial ID 28008
dc.identifier.doi10.1162/DAED_a_00160
dash.source.volume141;3
dash.source.page45-52


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