This article gives an elaboration of a science-minded junior called Daniel Nocera and his vision in the world of sustainable energy. The article shows that Nocera grew up in America when the oil prices were skyrocketing and the crash of the stock markets. The article elaborates the artificial leaf invented by Nocera with the use of the chemistry of photosynthesis. This innovation is useful and aims at solving the current energy problem which was facing the U.S.
The purpose of this article is to show clearly the way in which the way Nocera used the chemistry of knowledge in order to provide a solution to the energy problem. The article shows that Nocera was very concerned about provision of cheap fuels to the majority of the people who were poor in the society that he lived. The purpose of this article was meant to provide the outline of the artificial leaf and how it helps in the provision of cheap sources of fuel or energy to the people. The article also aims at showing the application of the chemistry of photosynthesis to produce biofuels so as to provide cheaper alternative source of fuel.
The audience of this article is the general public or society in order to understand the aspects of sustainable energy. The author of the article also targets the students in order to challenge them to come up with technological innovations that can help in solving problems, in the society. The author also targets the students in order to encourage and motivate them in the application of course work in solving the real-life problems in the society. The author targets the whole society in general in that the issue of fluctuating oil prices in the world is a problem of the general public. The author also targets the students who study the effects of the energy sources on the environment. In relation to the structure of the article, the author discussed the aspects of energy sustainability in a logical manner. The various aspects relating to oil prices are discussed in a historical manner reflecting their effect on the environment.
The tone of the author in presenting the arguments for improving the status of energy sources is persuasive. The author presents the nature of the challenges in the energy sector in a manner that that will persuade the students or the audience to put measures in place so as to control or manage such challenges. This tone helped the author clearly elaborate the effects of the fluctuating fuel prices and the need to put strategies in place in order to correct such problems. The author also emphasized on the innovations so as to help solve real-life problems in the society.
The limitation of this article is that it provides many details about the effects of science on the energy industry. This made it difficult to read and understand. This may, therefore, discourage the readers from reading the article. The general public is not familiar with detailed aspects that are used in discussing the issue of the energy sector.
In conclusion, this article provides an elaboration of the artificial leaf innovation. The article shows clearly how the artificial leaf innovation is useful in the provisions of the cheap alternative source of energy to the poor majority. The author clearly shows how Nocera used the chemistry of photosynthesis to provide a solution to the problem in the energy industry.
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