Next, let's focus on this month's most important advances in technology, starting with two breakthroughs in energy research.
Unlike most forms of renewable energy, geothermal power is available 24/7, every day of the year. And, unlike fossil fuel plants, it does not emit greenhouse gases.
Unfortunately, geothermal efficiency has limited the technology to relatively small-scale plants located in a few geothermal hotspots. For that reason, geothermal has made only a tiny contribution to our energy ecosystem.