Innovation For An Energy-Hungry World
By Kara Miller
What it will take to generate the energy and fuel for a planet that just hit 7 billion and isn’t done growing?
The old gas-and-coal-powered grid is changing. Germany now generates 20% renewable energy, but America has lagged — and our next guest says that’s got to change.
Richard Lester, head, MIT's Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering; co-chair, Industrial Performance Center at MIT; author, Unlocking Energy Innovation: How America Can Build A Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System
About Innovation HubEach week, Kara Miller talks to Boston's most innovative thinkers, examining new ideas and potential solutions to today’s many challenges. Topics range from education to health care to green energy. Join us on Saturdays at 7 a.m. and Sundays at 10 p.m.
As a radio host, Kara Miller has interviewed thinkers from E.J. Dionne to Howard Gardner, Deepak Chopra to Lani Guinier. She is a panelist on WGBH-TV's "Beat the Press," as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The National Journal, The Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, and The International Herald Tribune.
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