Special Section: Scaling Up Alternative Energy

Scaling Up Alternative Energy

In the 13 August 2010 issue, Science explores worldwide efforts to develop clean, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels. News stories highlight some of the challenges associated with making this energy transition, Perspectives take an in-depth look at how researchers hope to scale up biofuels development, and a Review discusses a two-stage approach for expanding nuclear power generation. An all-energy podcast features interviews with authors of the special section.

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In Science


Getting Better To Get Bigger >unrestricted
David Malakoff, Jake Yeston, Jesse Smith
Online ExtraScience Podcast: Alternative Energy >
An all-energy show includes interviews about transitioning away from fossil fuels, challenges of nuclear waste disposal, and biofuel crops.


Do We Have the Energy For the Next Transition? > unrestricted
Richard A. Kerr
Sending African Sunlight to Europe, Special Delivery  >
Daniel Clery
Is There a Road Ahead For Cellulosic Ethanol? >
Robert F. Service
Infographic: Energy's Tricky Tradeoffs  >unrestricted
Adrian Cho
Out of Site >
Eli Kintisch
Other Siting Problems >
Eli Kintisch



Feedstocks for Lignocellulosic Biofuels >
C. Somerville et al.
Challenges in Scaling Up Biofuels Infrastructure >
T. L. Richard
An Outlook on Microalgal Biofuels >unrestricted
R. H. Wijffels and M. J. Barbosa


Generating the Option of a Two-Stage Nuclear Renaissance  >
R. W. Grimes and W. J. Nuttall

Also of Interest in This Issue:

Editorial: Beyond Petroleum?
Donald Kennedy

Policy Forum:Nuclear Waste: Knowledge Waste?
E. A. Rosa et al.

Perspective:Concentrating on Solar Electricity and Fuels
M. Roeb and H. Müller-Steinhagen