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Grand Challenge 1 How We Plug In (9:04)

Key Ideas

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Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:50 Why would some consider How We Plug In to be the most important Grand Challenge?
  2. 02:51 How much electricity is produced by fossil fuels globally?
  3. 04:06 What is intermittency? What is a potential Solution to overcome the challenges caused by intermittency?
  4. 04:41 What are two benefits of using nuclear power to generate electricity?
  5. 05:55 In what ways are renewable energy sources a promising Solution in this Grand Challenge?
  6. 07:13 What are two major obstacles to using renewables as an energy source?
  7. 07:50 What is one way to deal with the problem of intermittency without building coal-fired plants?