MSU researchers have formed a coalition with multiple disciplines to create a solution for the world’s energy problem . People from a broad range of disciplines, engineering , chemistry, mathematics and biology are working together to create the most efficient and sustainable methods , and to provide MSU and the world with CLEAN and affordable energy. Rather then focusing on one possible energy solution MSU researchers are taking multiple approaches and diversifying the world’s energy portfolio. Researchers are working on creating thermal electric energy , biofuels , and looking at ways to improve energy storage devices for wind and solar power . This initiative is great and is what MSU Beyond Coal wants the University to continue doing. The research being done by MSU students and professional will be a great contribution to creating a clean energy future at MSU. MSU calls itself the Pioneer Land Grant University. A Pioneer, is someone who takes the lead or initiative, who opens or prepares the way for others. If we are to truly be pioneers at MSU, we must continue to work towards clean and efficient energy solutions and lead the country and other universities beyond coal.