The Earth Institute Update - June 2009
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Dear Reader,

How will the world continue to meet its energy needs as the global population swells and economies grow? We will likely need some combination of energy efficiency, low-carbon alternatives like solar, wind and nuclear power, and technologies to make the burning of coal less damaging to our world's climate.

At the Earth Institute, researchers are investigating strategies like carbon capture and sequestration that are a critical part of a climate-friendly energy future.  This update, the first in our new series of redesigned e-newsletters, provides an introduction to our work on this subject.

Klaus Lackner, Director of the Earth Institute’s Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy

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