Andrew C Revkin, a journalist for The New York Times’ Dot Earth Blog published the second of a two part interview series with Andrew Hargadon (Twitter: andrewhargadon) (University of California, Davis) on July 20, 2009. The interview (which can be seen in it’s entirety, below) raises a number of questions regarding the technological requirements needed for renewable energy production and consumption in today’s society.
Rather than republish parts from Revkin’s first or second articles, we’d encourage you to read them in their entirety as well as view the following videos while providing your thoughts on this topic in the comments area of the EcoWorld site, below.
Of interest to us were some of the comments left not only on the Dot Earth Blog, but also on YouTube video pages as well. With these discussions in mind, we wanted to host our own conversation here on EcoWorld. In the first video, Hargadon mentions the social requirements of pushing ideas through innovation – so we hope you help make this a social discussion as well.
Do scientists in the renewable energy fields seclude themselves, preventing the adoption of new technologies? Are there bottlenecks preventing university research from reaching public sectors? Do you believe in the four forms of capital that Andrew Hargadon presents? Are recent efforts from the federal government of the United States a good start?
Share your thoughts on those or other questions right now using the comments below!