The 2nd Global Grand Challenges Summit

SESSION 5: ENERGY

Event Details
September
16
2015
to
September
16
2015
Beijing, China
Schedule
September 15, 2015
8:00 PM
End of reception
September 16, 2015
10:30 AM
SESSION 5: ENERGY

Sunshine has long offered a tantalizing source of environmentally friendly power, bathing the Earth with more energy each hour than the planet’s population consumes in a year. But capturing that power, converting it into useful forms, and especially storing it for a rainy day, poses provocative engineering challenges. Our world needs engineers to explore ways of making solar energy economical as well as other breakthrough energy solutions, like nuclear fusion, so that society is able to maintain a healthy and happy life for people in the centuries to come.

Arun Majumdar - A New Industrial Revolution for a Sustainable Energy Future

Alastair Borthwick - Alastair Borthwick RAEng, the Institute of Energy Systems in Edinburgh

XUE Yusheng - The Reliability of Comprehensive Energy