in Energy and the Environment
The research leaders who work, study, and innovate at Rensselaer share a common focus: unearthing new opportunities for solving the 21st century’s most challenging problems.
Right now, more than 6.5 billion people are competing for the Earth’s dwindling supply of fossil fuels. By 2050, there will be 8-10 billion, and major advances in energy technology will be required to meet their needs.
Rensselaer has faced that challenge by launching and expanding research programs in renewable energy sources and energy conservation. The Institute is also dedicated to tackling major environmental concerns, particularly the global need for clean, safe water.
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