Future of Sustainable Energy

In an article on “opportunities and challenges for a sustainable energy future” (Nature, vol.488, 16 Aug. 2012, pp.294-303; doi:10.1038/nature 11475) by Steven Chu and Arun Majumdar (of US Department of Energy), a review of present status of global energy scenario and prospects are discussed. Alternative energy sources like solar, water and bio-fuels are also discussed in the context of technological advances and R&D opportunities.

For a birds eye view of the global energy scene and avenues for a sustainable energy future, the article is of great interest to all earth scientists also.

MSR/ 5 Sept. 2012