Sustainable Energy

A “perfect-storm” of problems ― ranging from skyrocketing fuel prices to concerns about global climate change to dependence on imported oil ― are merging to focus attention on development of new and sustainable sources of energy. This primer focuses on some of the basics of that new energy supply, which aims to serve the needs of people today while ensuring that future generations have ample energy available to meet their needs.

Introduction: Fueling Your Future

A video featuring some highlights in the quest for energy sustainability.

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ACS Sustainable Energy Resources

Take a tour of ACS journal articles, presentations, and other resources related to sustainable-energy topics.

Biofuels

Sources:

Alligators

Chickens

  • Biodiesel on the wing: A “green” process for biodiesel from feather meal

Cockroaches

Sewage

Non-food sources (general)

Considerations:

The Hydrogen Economy

Nuclear Energy

Solar Energy

Tidal Power

Wind Energy

Others