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Why China has become the world leader in renewable energy

China is the now world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, using fossil fuels to drive rapid industrialization. But it has also become the world leader in renewable energy. The Economist investigates how the country is now investing billions of dollars in green technology. China’s investments into green tech can be clearly illustrated by the facts …

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Harvard University: Mara Prentiss, “Energy Revolution”

We can launch an energy revolution that drastically decreases CO2 emission and other deleterious consequences associated with fossil fuel burning. Energy extraction can be cut by more than 50% by converting fossil fuel burning engines to electric motors and replacing fossil fuel burning power plants with renewable sources. In addition, energy efficient systems and improvements …

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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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Harvard University: Daniel Nocera: Energy for 1 X 6 Billion

The capture and storage of solar energy at the individual level – personalized solar energy – drives inextricably towards the heart of this energy challenge by addressing the triumvirate of secure, carbon neutral and plentiful energy. Because energy use scales with wealth, point-of-use solar energy will put individuals, in the smallest village in the non-legacy …

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University of California: The Dawn of the Clean Energy Era with David Hochschild

David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission, discusses clean and renewable energy.  

Stellenbosch University: Helio100: breakthrough for modular concentrating solar power

The feasibility of concentrating solar power (CSP) as a realistic, cost-effective and clean alternative to fossil fuels, is set to be given a major boost with the launch of a pilot CSP facility at Stellenbosch University (SU) demonstrating a new solar collector system. Situated at Mariendahl, an experimental farm of SU, the Helio100 pilot facility …

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SOLAR IMPULSE: LIVE: Solar Impulse Airplane – In Flight from Nagoya to Hawaii 2 Updated

The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 was forced to land at Nagoya in Japan, but has once again lifted off and is now on its way to Hawaii. Endeavoring to reach Hawaii from Japan to encourage the use of clean technologies, the solar powered aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg attempts the longest exploration …

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Vortex Bladeless: Bladeless Wind Generator

A technological leap forward and a revolution in wind energy according to the company Vortex. A more efficient, cost-effective and environmental friendly way to produce energy.  

ARPA-E: Future Energy Pitching Session

This pitching session features seven (7) technology startups presenting to a panel of top venture capital investors. Investors provide feedback and actionable advice to the presenters, and the audience members vote for their favorite startup. Moderator: Graham Lawlor, Founder, Ultra Light Startups Colleen Calhoun, Senior Executive Director, GE Energy Ventures Cody Nystrom, Managing Director, SJF …

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Tesla Motors: Elon Musk Debuts the Tesla Powerwall

Tesla Powerwall Keynote by Elon Musk “The Missing Piece”. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced the Powerwall, a wall-mounted rechargeable lithium ion battery.  

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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ARPA-E: Engineering Innovative New Biofuels

ARPA-E’s PETRO program was created to supply the transportation sector with plant-derived fuels that are cost-competitive with petroleum and don’t affect U.S. food supply. This video highlights the role that ARPA-E has played in connecting traditionally distinct research areas to inform the research and development efforts of PETRO project teams. Specifically, it highlights how the …

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World Economic Forum: Philippines 2014 | Climate Smart Growth

How can government and business leaders prepare for a climate-resilient future? Dimensions to be addressed: – Capturing the opportunities for energy decarbonization – Catalysing climate-resilient investment: making it happen – Promoting liveable cities for future competitiveness Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International, Switzerland; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on East Asia Dong Kwan Kim, Managing …

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Oxford University: Fuel cells inspired by nature

Alternative energy sources don’t yet pack the desired punch – but researchers in Oxford, funded by the EPSRC and the BBSRC, are changing that by developing fuel cells inspired by nature.  

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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University of Colorado Boulder: Recycle CO2 into a Fuel using Sunlight

Design organic photocatalyst to chemically recycle carbon dioxide (CO2) into a liquid fuel (methanol) using sunlight to power our future!  

Panel Discussion: Six Degrees of Innovation: Investing in Green Technology

A panel discussion between Professor Richard Templer, Chris Hewett and Jan-Peter Onstwedder, chaired by Professor Michael Mainelli. The panellists start by examining the role of different sectors in green investment, and looking at the problems caused by political instability, a short-termist and excessively complex financial system, and difficulties in scaling up from prototypes to more …

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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.  

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