How Photovoltaics Can Copy Photosynthesis; Interviews from World Sustainable Energy Day

We all know how photosynthesis works. Or do we? Researchers at the University of Chicago and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have made new discoveries about why photosynthesis is so efficient. Their work may have implications for the efficiency of future solar cells.

We’ll talk with Greg Engel, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago about how this research is changing our understanding of solar energy collection.

Also, Jackie Jones, editor of Renewable Energy World Magazine, brought back some interviews from the World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels, Austria. We’ll get some perspective on how the International Energy Agency is approaching renewable energy, how the European Commission will ensure the EU meets its renewable energy targets, and how Upper Austria has achieved such a high biomass and solar thermal penetration level.

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I am a reporter with ClimateProgress.org, a blog published by the Center for American Progress. I am former editor and producer for RenewableEnergyWorld.com, where I contributed stories and hosted the Inside Renewable Energy Podcast. Keep in touch through twitter! My profile name is: Stphn_Lacey

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