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Survey: Energy Issues for MIT to Focus On

Area Number Percent
Resource depletion 469 28%
Global climate change 456 27%
Local pollution and health impacts 187 11%
Energy costs 152 9%
Energy reliability 134 8%
Public awareness of energy issues 97 6%
Equity of energy availability 75 4%
Political energy dependence 59 4%
Other 44 3%

SOURCE: energy club survey Results

In a survey on the MIT energy initiative sent to members of the community, mostly students, respondents listed what they thought MIT’s primary focus for energy research should be.