Source: Meridian Institute – Publication date: October 2006
This paper is a supplement to the "Nanotechnology, Water, and Development" paper commissioned by Meridian's ongoing Global Dialogue on Nanotechnology and the Poor: Opportunities and Risks (GDNP). Specifically, this paper responds to numerous requests for a comprehensive document that facilitates comparisons of conventional and nanotechnology-based water treatment devices.
The energy sector is currently facing important technological challenges, not only to incorporate renewable energies but also to modify and make the entire energy production and distribution system more efficient. Nanotechnology developments offer unique solutions which are applicable to the generation, distribution, transportation and storage of energy and the numerous technological developments in this field are numerous.
Source: Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies – Publication date: July 2007
Authored by Linda K. Breggin and John Pendergrass, legal experts from the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the report presents the most comprehensive analysis to-date of two key Environmental Protection Agency laws that regulate the end-of-life management of nanotechnology. These are the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as the Superfund statute.