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Title: A Grand Solar Plan: How Solar Power can Cut Greenhouse Gases and End U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil (436th Brookhaven Lecture)

With oil now around $100 per barrel, solar power is no longer impractical, notes BNL's Vasilis Fthenakis, who, with two of his collaborators, authored "A Grand Solar Plan," the cover story of the Janumore »ary 2008 issue of Scientific American. As Dr. Fthenakis will detail in his special, open-to-the-public Earth Day lecture co-sponsored by the Brookhaven Lecture Committee and the Environment & Waste Management Services Division, the three solar experts propose covering thousands of square miles of the Southwest U.S. with photovoltaic arrays. These would convert sunlight into electricity, which would then be distributed across the U.S. -- ending foreign-oil dependence, reducing the trade deficit, cutting air pollution, and slowing global climate change. Given oil's record price, the time for solar power as an affordable and technically implementable solution is now -- if, according to Dr. Fthenakis, the U.S. makes the commitment and investment.« less
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Title: A Grand Solar Plan: How Solar Power can Cut Greenhouse Gases and End U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil (436th Brookhaven Lecture)
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Publication Date: 2008-04-21
OSTI Identifier: 1005221
DOE Contract Number: AC02-98CH10886
Other Number(s): TRN: US201117%%492
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Brookhaven Lecture Series 1960 to the Present, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, presented on April 21, 2008
Research Org: BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ; AIR POLLUTION ; BNL ; CLIMATIC CHANGE ; ELECTRICITY ; GREENHOUSE GASES ; WASTE MANAGEMENT
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:00:00
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27