June 28, 2021 · 1 min read
By now we’ve seen that energy is absolutely fundamental to the economy. It heats our furnaces and kilns, runs the machines in our factories and on our farms, drives transportation for passengers and cargo, and powers computing and communications infrastructure. It also provides light, heat and cooling for our homes, offices, malls, theaters, and stadiums. How did we get here, from a world with only wind, water, and animals for power, with only candles and oil lamps for lighting? In this session we’ll explore the whole story of energy, from steam, through oil and electricity, to the failed promise of nuclear power.
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