The world is facing two related long-term crises: climate change and the accelerating depletion of coal, oil, and natural gas reserves.
Scientists that monitor global climate conditions recommend a reduction of CO2 emissions, but many countries are not doing so.
The difficultly in replacing nonrenewable energy sources comes down to cost.
We propose the United States undertake a $1B Manhattan-like project (herein called “Manhattan 2”) that brings together about one thousand of the brightest engineering minds to develop low-cost alternatives to existing infrastructure over a five-year period.
The goal is to provide a means for every solar-suitable home to more fully utilize solar energy, and to dramatically reduce energy consumed by each home.