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Our Energy Future: Why American Science and Engineering Must Lead the Way

Our Energy Future: Why American Science and Engineering Must Lead the Way

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Hoyt C. Hottel Lecture Series. The set of challenges for the U.S. posed by global economic competition and dependence on foreign oil are precisely those that must galvanize the scientific and engineering community in coming years, says Samuel Bodman. The Bush Administration, he claims, has determined to convert these challenges into opportunities through its proposed energy initiatives. Bodman says, "America must do what it has always done best. We have to take risks: lead, invent and innovate." The Bush Administration has shifted funds and priorities to press ahead with programs to develop, among other things, energy from biomass, new coal technology and safer nuclear power plants. It also pledges to fund increased research in high energy and... Show More
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