AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Cleveland

 “Energy Trends and Their Implications on Advanced Technology” at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Cleveland.

Wind – especially off-shore wind turbines – and air-aluminum batteries are the potential future of the U.S. energy sector, according to panelists considering “Energy Trends and Their Implications on Advanced Technology” at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Cleveland. 

Matt Moran, sector manager for energy and materials at the NASA Glenn Research Center, started the conversation by pointing out that the world is rapidly returning to the 19th century, with “reliance on coal, worldwide, forecast to outpace the use of liquid fuels for power by 2030.” Moran said this continued reliance on fossil fuels would have several negative implications for the planet, including accelerating climate change, and would necessitate increased reliance on renewables.