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Interchange – Profs. Andy Bacher, Bob Bent, Ben Brabson


Host Mylo Roze hosts a roundtable discussion about energy in relation to societal and ecological sustainability for Indiana and the World. The guests on this episode are Andy Bacher, Bob Bent and Ben Brabson, three Physics Professors from Indiana University . Matters addressed include local sustainability initiatives, environmental education, the Bloomington Commission on Sustainability and the recent formation of the IU Task Force on Campus Sustainability. Also discussed are population growth, human-induced climate-change due to greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy generation and feasibility, the Duke Energy coal-gasification plant proposed for southwestern Indiana, trends in public awareness, personal lifestyle changes, municipal and university operations, energy efficient housing, building and transportation design as well as the ethical and cultural considerations critical to shaping responsible policy.

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