I just finished reading Friedman's new post on nyt.com
To paraphrase, he describes feeling energized and hopeful after interacting with students from the MIT Energy Club, affirming that "these are [some of] the people we have been waiting for" to help us solve our climate and energy crises.
I fullheartedly agree with TF, that we have a most special budding Energy community at MIT catalyzed in no small part by student organizations such as the MIT Energy Club. But imho what makes this community special is not so much its most respectful list of past accomplishments, but rather, its tireless efforts to pursue future ones by staying true to this mission statement: "The MIT Energy Club seeks to bring together and educate the MIT energy science, technology, policy, and business communities through initiatives focused on understanding the global energy challenge through fact-based analysis and education."
"We must live as we think, otherwise we shall end up by thinking as we have lived."
- Paul Bourget