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Prominent Energy Scientist Dies in California at 96

Saturday, 11 Apr 2015 01:55 PM

Richard Post, a prominent scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who researched how to store renewable energy, has died. He was 96.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Post died Tuesday in Walnut Creek after a sudden illness.

Post was an avid inventor who had his name on 34 patents. In recent years, he focused on the goal of storing massive amounts of energy in a flywheel.

He believed flywheels could be used to store renewable energy, helping to combat global warming by making renewable energy generation more affordable.

Since green energy from wind and solar farms is intermittent, it has to be backed up by fossil-fuel plants, adding significantly to its cost.


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Richard Post, a prominent scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who researched how to store renewable energy, has died. He was 96.The Los Angeles Times reports that Post died Tuesday in Walnut Creek after a sudden illness.Post was an avid inventor who had his...
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