Science for Today's Energy Challenges

About this report

With a growing population and energy demand in the world, there is a pressing need for research to create secure and accessible energy options with greatly reduced emissions of greenhouse gases. While we work to deploy the clean and efficient technologies that we already have, which will be urgent for the coming decades, we must also work to develop the science for the technologies of the future. This brochure gives examples of some of the most promising developments, and it provides snapshots of cutting edge work of scientists in the field. The areas of greatest promise include biochemistry, nanotechnology, supra-conductivity, electrophysics and computing.