Beyond Oil Part 1

July 13, 2010

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has elevated the national discussion about the impact of fossil fuels on the environment. Some people see this as the perfect time to ramp up efforts to transition to renewable, alternative energies.  But just how easy would it be to make that transition?  What would it take to make that transition? What are the obstacles, and what are the possibilities?

Dr. Al George, J. F. Carr Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University
Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham, Professory of Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering at Binghamton University