Focus points: Physics - The Future of our Energy Supply : A Scientific Overview
Who really wants to sit in the dark, freeze in the winter, and forego modern methods of transportation? Light, heat, refrigeration, machines, and transportation are just a few of the central engineering achievements of oursociety. All of them are only possible because of the constant availability of something that we call energy. In this article, ... the subject of our society s energy supply will be explored from the scientific point of view in a clearand simply structured way. This examination will lead to a little known and only superficially abstruse idea: Importing electricity from the deserts of Africa.
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Spiegel der Forschung 25, 2 - English version (2008), 6-10