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In my last blog post I talked about how we can define sustainability, and the broader implications of “going green” that often go unexplored.  As I stressed in that post, devising new, more efficient means of energy generation is important, but far from the only way to achieve a level of true global sustainability.  The recent tragedy in Japan and ongoing nuclear crisis has shed a new light on the importance of safe and dependable energy sources.  Nuclear power is wide ...
Sustainability is a loaded topic.  Nobody really knows what it means – there are definitions, ideas, and opinions, but as far as I can tell, there is no single way to identify what it truly means and how we can achieve it.  As an Electrical Engineer (in training), the thing I hear most commonly associated with being more sustainable involves new, more efficient means of renewable energy generation and storage.  If there is anything I’ve learned in my past 3 years of de ...