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TED: Al Gore | The Case for Optimism on Climate Change

Why is Al Gore optimistic about climate change? In this spirited talk, Gore asks three powerful questions about the man-made forces threatening to destroy our planet — and the solutions we’re designing to combat them.  

World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – Forum Debate: Fossil Fuel Futures

Given regulatory and market changes, should energy companies and investors be planning for a post-fossil fuel future? This session is part of the Forum Debate series on today’s dilemmas in economics, politics and society. Speakers: · Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bonn. · Kenneth A. Hersh, Founder and …

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World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – The New Energy Equation

In a world characterized by increasing uncertainty about the future demand and supply of energy, how are economies navigating new barriers and opportunities? On the agenda: – Future oil prices and demand – Changing energy and climate policies – Digital and renewable energy innovation Speakers: ·Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. ·Kirill Dmitriev, …

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MilkenInstitute: Energy | Powering the Green Economy

California leads the nation in energy-efficiency standards, thanks to legislation that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emission levels by 2020 through smarter energy use and adopting renewable technologies. How is the cap-and-trade program performing in cutting emissions and generating revenue? What’s our track record in implementing solar, wind and other forms of renewables? Is additional …

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The University of Chicago: Panel Discussion | Clean Energy 2030 | Building a Sustainable Future

Twice a year, the University of Chicago offers the Joint Speaker Series for members of the University, Argonne, and Fermilab communities to foster new interactions. The program provides a setting for all three communities to gather informally around topic areas outside of standard specialties. The eighth program in the series, “Clean Energy 2030: Building a …

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Altaerosenergies: The Altaeros BAT High-altitude wind power

High-altitude wind power (HAWP) harness the power of winds high in the sky by use of tether and cable technology, via airborne windpower tubines. To possibly make use of the very powerfull jet streams that travels around the Earth. In this video, the company Altaeros Energies announce their demonstration of its BAT (Buoyant Airborne Turbine) …

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Michael Wara: The Case for a Carbon Tax as US Climate Policy

Michael Wara & John Weyant discuss the cost-effectivness, durablilty and environmental effectivness of US climate policy while focusing on a tax on carbon emissions. Hosted by Stanford University.  

Davos 2014 Panel Discussion: Leading the Global Climate and Energy Agenda

Published on Feb 1, 2014 Leading the Global Climate and Energy Agenda. The European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank will hold a joint press conference to discuss opportunities for global climate and energy action, following the publication of the EU’s climate and energy framework to 2030. Speakers: • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United …

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Doug Arent: Renewable Electricity Futures

Published on Jul 25, 2013 (November 26, 2012) Doug Arent explains the Renewable Electricity Futures Study and its goal of finding a renewable energy supply that can meet the electricity demands of the contiguous United States. Talk hosted by Stanford University.  

Berkeley Team Producing Energy from Ocean Waves

Ocean waves and tidal currents are one of the most untapped and important, clean, cheap, rich, and reliable sources of renewable energy on the earth. UC Berkeley professor Reza Alam and his team at the TAF Lab (Theoretical & Applied Fluid Dynamics Laboratory) have developed a “wave carpet” which can extract the energy of ocean …

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University of Chicago: Clean Energy 2030: Building a Sustainable Future

Twice a year, the University of Chicago offers the Joint Speaker Series for members of the University, Argonne, and Fermilab communities to foster new interactions. The program provides a setting for all three communities to gather informally around topic areas outside of standard specialties. The eighth program in the series, “Clean Energy 2030: Building a …

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Robert Laughlin: Powering the Future

Laughlin outlines his recent book, Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow. Robert takes the audience past contemporary politics through a mental journey to a time, several centuries from now, when nobody uses carbon-based fuel out of the ground anymore, either because they have banned …

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Nobel Week Dialogue: The promised land of renewable energy

The promised land of renewable energy: where can the science take us, and how do we get there? Panellists: Steven Chu, David Gross, Alan Heeger, Hartmut Michel and Elisabeth Rachlew. Moderator: David MacKay The 2013 Nobel Week Dialogue was dedicated to Exploring the Future of Energy. This event brought together a unique collection of thinkers …

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Saul Griffith: High-altitude wind energy from kites!

FILMED FEB 2009 • POSTED MAR 2009 • TED2009 In this brief talk, Saul Griffith unveils the invention his new company Makani Power has been working on: giant kite turbines that create surprising amounts of clean, renewable energy.