National Science Board Task Force on Sustainable Energy Roundtable Discussion


July 30, 2009

On September 4, 2008, the National Science Board Task Force on Sustainable Energy held its third and final roundtable discussion about the science and engineering challenges related to the development of sustainable energy. The roundtable was held at the University of California, Berkeley Clark Kerr Campus Conference Center. For more information see the Agenda and Participants.

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