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The Cost of Doing Nothing
Transition To A World Without Oil
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Building The Green-Collar Economy
This article discusses energy-efficiency could boost economic growth. The author delves into the reliance of the U.S. on oil imports as a threat to the economy, as well as the subsidies given by the U.S. government to oil companies. Institute.
From nuclear to renewable: Energy system transformation and public attitudes.
Avoiding catastrophic climate change will require rapid decarbonization of the world’s energy supply systems, and achieving such a significant transformation will involve a range of social and psychological challenges.
Projecting power: The security implications of space-based solar power.
Space-based solar power is a system for delivering a potentially limitless supply of clean energy to a world desperately searching for alternatives to fossil fuels. However, while the system offers the promise of unlimited, “green” electrical power, it also has immense potential as a geopolitical tool.
Gather the Wind.
The article explores the issue of renewable energy storage for excess solar and wind power. A challenge facing renewable energy production is the erratic generation of energy relative to electricity supply and demand, making it difficult for wind and solar power plants to compete economically with traditional power utilities.
Bringing home the future energy vision.
The article reports on the partnerships of the Energy Transformed Flagship which promotes the innovation of greener and smarter living in Australia. It notes that Australian house might use energy system to make the most efficient use of its all-green energy and the house could be cooled and heated by solar energy.
The article presents an overview of four different ways in which to ease reliance on fossil fuels and create renewable energy sources within the U.S. These include: restructuring the U.S. power grid around electric vehicles, building compact modular nuclear reactors, extracting fossil fuel from the ocean or permafrost to power energy-efficient turbines, and creating fuel from algae..
A Farewell to Fossils Fuels: Answering the Energy Challenge
This in-depth article details how and why the United States can revamp their energy policy to reduce or eliminate a dependence on fossil fuels and harness the potential of clean, renewable energy sources.
Energy Report: U.S. Wind Energy Production and Manufacturing Surges Supporting Jobs and Diversifying U.S. Energy Economy
This article reports on the increased role of wind power in America's energy policy, and details how the renewable energy source is benefitting the economy by creating green collar jobs.
Higher Prices Prod Consumers Toward Green Energies of the Future
This article discusses how interest in renewable energy is rising due to the escalating cost of fossil fuel energies like gasoline.
EU Plans for Renewable Energy. An Application to the Spanish Case
Data reported in this article show the incessant growth of renewable energy implementation and the key process for achieving the complete replacement of mixed electric generation in the European Union; specifically, this paper focuses on the case of Spain.
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Modern Marvels: Renewable Energy
Modern Marvels examines the renewable energy sources most proven and reliable: solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, and tidal power. Distributed by A&E Television Networks
Fueling Our Future: A Fred Friendly Seminar on Alternative Energy
Produced in Oahu, Hawaii, during the 2008 Blue Planet Energy Summit, this Fred Friendly Seminar features a panel of high-profile environmental and political leaders tasked with envisioning America’s energy future.
Alternative Power Sources and Renewable Energy
This program demonstrates how wind turbines, solar cells, hybrid automobiles, and coal gasification plants are beginning to transform the way the world is powered.
Energy Wise: Developing Renewable Solutions
Access to affordable, sustainable energy supplies is a growing concern around the world. This program looks at successful enterprises that are providing some renewable energy solutions.
Besides the well-documented ecological harm that fossil fuels inflict, they have another drawback: our planet is running out of them. What will we use in their place to heat our homes, power our vehicles, and light our cities?
Catching the Sun: The Physics of Solar Energy
Electricity and heat—two forms of energy that American households and businesses can’t do without. More and more consumers and companies are realizing that we can’t rely on fossil fuels for these necessities and must switch to renewable sources
e2 | energy: Harvesting the Wind
Jutting into the clouds, the modern skyscraper offers surprising opportunities for environmental responsibility. This program explores strategies that urban centers, most notably Manhattan, use to combat the myth of the “concrete jungle.”
e2 | energy: Energy for a Developing World
Recognizing the importance of energy as a factor in economic growth, he started Grameen Shakti, a nonprofit company that develops and promotes renewable energy technologies.
e2 | energy: Paving the Way
Nearly 70 percent of America’s oil is consumed by cars. Can efficient automobile design mitigate the resulting environmental damage? This program explores technological solutions that can reduce the ecological impact of America’s love affair with the internal combustion engine.
e2 | energy: State of Resolve
Environmental laws passed in California under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger regulate greenhouse gas emissions and perpetuate the state’s reputation for environmental leadership across the country.
e2 | energy: Coal and Nuclear—Problem or Solution?
Renewables, biofuels, solar, wind, and other energy sources may be alternatives to fossil fuel—but it is impossible to ignore the ubiquity of coal and the power capabilities of nuclear technology, despite their well-discussed drawbacks.
The Future Makers: Pioneering Sustainable Energy
While its fossil fuel exports are sizeable, Australia is also becoming a gigantic laboratory for developing renewable energy systems. This program examines the work of engineering trailblazers who have made the country a world leader in green technology design.
Is Wind Energy Still Viable?
Some experts believe that up to 25 percent of the world’s electricity could eventually be generated by wind power. This program presents the viewpoints of wind energy’s supporters and opponents, and explains recent developments in wind power technology.
Oceanic Electric Power
Revolutionary technologies now make it possible to harness a completely renewable energy resource—the natural power of the sea. This program explores ways that electric power can be drawn from tidal forces or from fluctuations in ocean currents.
Known for his revolutionary home and appliance designs as well as his foot-launched aircraft, inventor Bill Lishman has repeatedly put the concept of renewable energy into practice