The World's Most Challenging Equation

Finding a Sustainable Balance Between Humans, Technology and the Environment

A tension between humans and the environment has existed since the beginning of our time on Earth. As the global population continues to grow, so do our demands on the planet.

Access to affordable, abundant energy is a key enabler of improved quality of life and sustained economic prosperity. We must find a way to meet the energy needs of our growing population in a way that balances humans, technology and the environment. Eco:Logic brings together both technical and environmental perspectives to find a way to rise to this challenge.

Eco:Logic is an Idaho National Laboratory Initiative. The Eco:Logic team would like to recognize Kirsty Gogan, co–founder of TerraPraxis, for her aid in helping launch Eco:Logic and her continued support of the initiative.

Energizing the Modern Age

Idaho National Laboratory hosted “Energizing the Modern Age” as part of the lab’s 70th anniversary celebration. The symposium brought together highly qualified experts to explore the contradictions and tension points regarding sustainability and how to provide energy, goods and services while protecting the planet. This paper shares the symposium outputs to continue to refine and articulate what diverse stakeholders can achieve together in energizing the modern world.

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Then and Now: Quality of Life

Energy is key to quality of life. It makes clean air and water, an abundant food supply, efficient transportation and advanced health care possible. Smart energy choices will allow us to continue advancing these technologies and improving the lives of people around the world.

See how technology has improved quality of life.


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Eco:Logic is an Idaho National Laboratory initiative.

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