From CNN.com – Quest for energy alternatives steps up

Big article today on CNN.com – describing many of the various alternative energy research programs going on today.

Here’s a snippet – ‘”A lot of people in government who ridiculed energy conservation and alternative energies … are now investors,” said Al-Hallaj. “The people who are funding these projects are the same ones who said, ‘Drill and spend and forget about it.'”

Rather than a single breakthrough, experts say it will likely take a combination of energy developments to help break free of oil’s grip.’

“There are a lot of people out there who think there’s a silver bullet to answer the energy challenge facing this country — one technology that will answer everything,” said Gerald Groenewold, director of the Energy and Environmental Research Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

“Some people say wind’s the answer to electricity generation, ethanol’s the answer to vehicle generation. We think it will be a mix of a lot of things.”

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