Engineering is not enough: Researching the human dimensions of the new energy technologies, published in Energy Policy (2010), discusses the need for more attention to the human dimensions of new energy technologies. The risks associated with climate change are spurring research and development of decarbonizing energy technologies Key among these technologies are solar, wind, and biotechnology-enhanced renewables, nuclear power, techniques for stripping and sequestering carbon from fossil fuel emission streams, technologies for improved end-use efficiency, energy information technologies such as smart meters that are intended to change human behavior, and zero-energy buildings. Significant scientific and engineering challenges certainly need to be overcome, but the human dimensions of the technologies must also be considered. 

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