Last updated on: 8/10/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Berkeley Lab researchers are pioneering solar-based sustainable energy technologies, but until these technologies mature, energy efficiency remains the most available route to sustainability. From science-based efficiency standards for appliances, to advances in building and lighting technologies, to foundational work in lithium ion batteries and new technologies for carbon capture and sequestration, Berkeley Lab has been a world leader in energy innovation.”

“Bringing Science Solutions to the World,” lbl.gov (accessed Aug. 10, 2015)

Description:

“Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines…

Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence’s belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.”

“About the Lab,” lbl.gov (accessed Aug. 10, 2015)

Mission:

“Berkeley Lab fosters groundbreaking fundamental science that enables transformational solutions for energy and environment challenges, using interdisciplinary teams and by creating advanced new tools for scientific discovery.”

“Our Vision,” lbl.gov (accessed Aug. 10, 2015)

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