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Nanotechnology, climate change, and energy : over-heated promises and hot air?


By csep - Posted on 16 November 2010

TitleNanotechnology, climate change, and energy : over-heated promises and hot air?
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsIlluminato, Ian, and Miller Georgia
Corporate AuthorsFriends of the Earth Australia, Friends of the Earth England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, Friends of the Earth Europe, and Friends of the Earth United States
Pagination88 p.
Date Published11/2010
PublisherFriends of the Earth
Place PublishedLondon
Publication Languageeng
Abstract

This report looks at the promises made by the nanotechnology industry about its ability to increase energy efficiency and alleviate climate change, and their lack of progress so far in living up to these claims. The report authors conclude that nanotechnology fails to exhibit much potential as a solution to global warming, resource depletion, or pollution, and reiterates some of the potential health and environmental risks that may be related to nanomaterials.

URLhttp://2020science.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Nanotechnology-climate-and-energy-UK-web.pdf