Move Over Oil, Algae is Coming

We’ve entered the “Age of Tough Oil.” Hav­ing tapped out the easy oil, we’re now left drilling in geo­log­i­cal­ly and polit­i­cal­ly risky places. And, of course, this makes BP-style oil spills more an inevitabil­i­ty than a one-time fluke. Lis­ten to today’s NPR inter­view with Michael Klare for more on this.

Find­ing reli­able sources of renew­able ener­gy is now the order of the day. Hap­pi­ly, researchers at Cam­bridge Uni­ver­si­ty have iden­ti­fied an unlike­ly fuel source. Algae. Watch above.

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