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Tag: Technology: Energy

Nobel Week Dialogue: Balancing energy demand with sustainability?

Our changing climate: how can we balance energy demand with sustainability? Panellists: Lennart Bengtsson, Mario Molina, Nebojsa Nakicenovic and Rajendra Pachauri. Moderator: Semida Silveira The 2013 Nobel Week Dialogue was dedicated to Exploring the Future of Energy. This event brought together a unique collection of thinkers from a range of disciplines — Nobel Laureates, world-leading …

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Nobel Week Dialogue: The changing landscape of fossil fuel dependence

The changing landscape of fossil fuel dependence: where are we going? Panellists: Lennart Bengtsson, Fatih Birol, Shuli Hu, Mario Molina, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, and Christof Rühl. Moderator: Chris Llewellyn Smith. The 2013 Nobel Week Dialogue was dedicated to Exploring the Future of Energy. This event brought together a unique collection of thinkers from a range of …

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Nobel Week Dialogue: What is the future for nuclear power?

What is the future for nuclear power? Panellists: Steven Chu, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Elisabeth Rachlew and Carlo Rubbia Moderator: Chris Llewellyn Smith. The 2013 Nobel Week Dialogue was dedicated to Exploring the Future of Energy. This event brought together a unique collection of thinkers from a range of disciplines — Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, policy makers …

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Nobel Week Dialogue: Smaller footprints: how can we reduce our energy usage?

Smaller footprints: how can we reduce our energy usage? Panellists: David Awschalom, Pam Fredman, Anneli Hulthén, Johan Rockström, Semida Silveira and Jan-Eric Sundgren Moderator: Elaine Weidman-Grunewald. The 2013 Nobel Week Dialogue was dedicated to Exploring the Future of Energy. This event brought together a unique collection of thinkers from a range of disciplines — Nobel …

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Nobel Week Dialogue: Meeting the challenge of providing energy access for all

As global energy challenges impact us all, how can science and society contribute to solutions? At a unique discussion forum called the Nobel Week Dialogue, Nobel Laureates, prominent scientists and key thinkers will focus on “Exploring the Future of Energy”, including topics such as renewables, fossil fuels and climate change. The Nobel Week Dialogue seeks …

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Per Byhring: Deep Heat

The deeper you drill, the hotter it gets. This video explains several ways to make use of earth’s inner heat, otherwise known as geothermal energy.

The ‘Bio’ in Biofuels: New Energy from Ancient Life

Hosted by The University of California, this talk on bacteria producing hydrogen. We all know that hydrogen is a clean and efficient source for energy, for example used in future cars with fuel cells. However, production of hydrogen is actually dirty and expensive using current mainstream methods – something that bacteria could change in the …

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Carol Bruton: Geothermal Energy – Harnessing the Heat Beneath Your Feet

Right below your feet is a source of renewable energy that is largely untapped. It heats groundwater by conduction and convection as it travels toward the surface of the earth. California University and the Lawrence Livermore National Lab presents scientists Carol Bruton and John Ziagos who explains how geothermal energy can be used to generate …

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Steve Cowley: Inside ITER “Preparing to Burn”

Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei collide and fuse to form a new type of atomic nucleus. Compared to that of nuclear fission where nuclear nuclei slip in collisions, used in Nuclear powerplats and atom fission bombs. Nuclear fusion is what provides and sustains life on Earth. Since …

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Jennifer Granholm: A clean energy proposal — race to the top!

At TED2013 Jennifer Granholm asks how America can make more jobs and her big idea is to invest in new alternative energy sources. And her big challenge: Can it be done with or without our broken Congress? [KGVID width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/JenniferGranholm_2013-480p.mp4[/KGVID]

Siemens: Unlocking the Energy Challenge

Panel discussion on unlocking the energy challenge to confront climate challenge and global warming. Global climate change, a scarcity of resources and the accelerating energy demand from emerging markets such as China or India pose significant challenges to global and local energy supplies. The question as to how supplies can be secured for the future …

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Steven Cowley: Fusion is energy’s future

TED presents physicist Steven Cowley who is certain that nuclear fusion is the only truly sustainable solution to the fuel crisis. He explains why fusion will work — and details the projects that he and many others have devoted their lives to, working against the clock to create a new source of energy. Steven Cowley: …

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Bill Gates: Energy Innovation

Fora TV presents Bill Gates, who reflects on the future of nuclear power in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan. “Software simulation changes the game,” argues Gates, highlighting the advantage of being able to virtually test new designs before building them. Gates underlines the importance of substituting energy innovation, for these being able …

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Fora TV: Fusion as a future energy source?

Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei join together, or “fuse”, to form a single heavier nucleus. During this process, matter is not conserved because some of the mass of the fusing nuclei is converted to energy which is released. Fusion is the process that powers active stars.   For several decades now, the possibility of nuclear …

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Jeff Goodell: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future

  Jeff Goodell exposes Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future. Cody’s Books presents a panel featuring Mother Jones publisher Jay Harris, author Jeff Goodell, former Sierra club president Adam Werbach, director of the UC Berkeley Renewable and Appropriate Technology Energy Lab Daniel Kammen and Natural Resources Defense Council staff scientist Audrey Chang. …

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Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods

TED presents Jonathan Trent talking about “fuel without fossils”: Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities. Hear his team’s bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future. More information: …

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Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy

What’s the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage — so we can have power on tap even when the sun’s not out and the wind’s not blowing. In this accessible, inspiring talk, Donald Sadoway takes to the blackboard to show us the future of large-scale batteries that store renewable energy. As …

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Bill Gates: Innovating to zero!

Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world’s energy future at TED2010, describing the need for “miracles” to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he’s backing a dramatically different type of nuclear reactor. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by 2050. Bill Gates on energy: Innovating to zero! [KGVID width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/BillGates_2010-480p-en.mp4[/KGVID]

Amory Lovins: A 40-year plan for energy

Energy innovator Amory Lovins shows how to get the US off oil and coal by 2050, $5 trillion cheaper, with no Act of Congress, led by business for profit. The key is integrating all four energy-using sectors—and four kinds of innovation.”