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Clean Energy Innovators: NREL People Working to Change the World draws upon author Ernie Tucker's profiles of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) science researchers and staff to trace the development of clean energy technologies. Starting with the U.S. Department of Energy's launch of the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) in 1977, this book uses the words of NREL pioneers in wind energy, solar power, building efficiency, transportation and hydrogen breakthroughs, and bioenergy to describe scientists and supporters pursuing NREL's global clean energy mission. The book also relates the journeys and accomplishments of some outstanding NREL people who have excelled outside the lab in areas ranging from sports and adventures and global outreach to volunteerism and the arts. Clean Energy Innovators includes examples of diverse individuals who came from reservations, refugee camps, Iron Curtain countries, as well many regions on earth to further NREL's mission. Also profiled are NREL's former directors, along with past and present laboratory leaders, with an eye toward the future strategy to combat climate change. Filled with color photos, including many from NREL's archives, it is meant to inform and inspire the next generation of clean energy researchers as well as everyday citizens committed to saving the planet.