• Renewable Energy and the Economy

    April 1, 2009 - Dan Arvizu, director of the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, discusses the current state of renewable energy technology and implementation in the U.S., as well as potential advancements in the near future. The Energy Seminar meets during the academic year on Wednesdays, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. For a listing of upcoming Energy Seminar talks, please visit the events listing at the Woods Institute for the Environment website. Stanford University http://www.stanford.edu Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford http://woods.stanford.edu National Renewable Energy Laboratory http://www.nrel.gov/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford

    published: 01 Jul 2009
  • Michael Shellenberger: Energy and the Economics of Renewables

    In this interview we discuss the impact of Schumpeter's concept of creative destruction in economic thinking - and specifically in energy. Most crucially we debate the issues surrounding conservation and the use of new oil and gas technologies in the United States and around the world. The central question is whether moving away from coal and into shale - rather than directly into renewables - is a worthy move from an economic as well as environmental point of view. We also discuss the economics of renewables and what economic policy can do to foster cleaner energy and more sustainable development.

    published: 03 Mar 2015
  • Imagine our economy with the world's cheapest energy | Richard Turner | TEDxAdelaide

    We live under the greatest renewable energy source in the world. What could this mean for the future of South Australia and the world? Richard's story is about more than renewable energy. Graphene, batteries and electric vehicles feature in this near-future vision for the southern hemisphere. Richard Turner is a serial entrepreneur, having founded four successful companies across completely different industries. Using these entrepreneurial skills, he has taken ZEN through two years of 600% growth during the Global Financial Crisis, building the business from a start-up into Australia’s leading renewable energy company with specialist divisions in Residential, Business and Utility-scale Power Systems. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independentl...

    published: 29 Apr 2016
  • Why 2016 Could Be a Turning Point the Energy Revolution

    Coal, nuclear, natural gas, renewables, and oil are all going head-to-head for dominance of the energy market - will we see a shift in the balance of power next year? Bloomberg looks at energy trends to watch in 2016.

    published: 12 Nov 2015
  • Are Wind And Solar Energy Worth The Effort?

    Renewable energy will undoubtedly play a part in our future. But incorporating technologies like solar panels and wind energy into our outdated electrical grid is tough, and some say not worth the cost just yet. Trace explains why, and if those naysayers have any merit. Read More: Emissions and Costs of Power Plant Cycling Necessary for Increased Wind and Solar Calculated http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130924141656.htm " New research from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) quantifies the potential impacts of increasing wind and solar power generation on the operators of fossil-fueled power plants in the West." Turbines, Generators and Power Plants http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter06.html "Thermal power plants have big boilers tha...

    published: 29 Sep 2013
  • Which Countries Run On 100% Renewable Energy?

    What Countries Are The Most Energy Efficient https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytkt2YxGou4 Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml While many countries struggle to transition to renewable energy, some have made the leap. So which countries use only renewable energy? Learn More: Vox: Costa Rica Has Gone 76 Straight Days Using 100% Renewable Electricity http://www.vox.com/2016/9/8/12847160/costa-rica-renewable-electricity The Guardian: Iceland's Energy Answer Comes Naturally https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/apr/22/renewableenergy.alternativeenergy Stanford News: The World Can Be Powered By Alternative Energy, Using Today's Technology, In 20-40 Years Says Stanford Researcher Mark Z. Jacobson http://news.stanford.edu/news/2011/january/jacobson-world-energy-012611.html Music Track Co...

    published: 21 Sep 2016
  • Why Storage is Key for a Renewable Energy Future

    The Colorado Renewable Energy Society presents: Ken Regelson & Rhonda Peters: The GRID needs a BATTERY - Why Storage is Key to a Clean Renewable Energy Economy Batteries hold the key to a power grid based on clean renewable energy sources but they can do a lot more than most of us know. Learn why we can be optimistic that remaining hurdles in policy, technology and cost will soon be overcome. Rhonda Peters, PhD, is an energy engineer and Principal at InterTran Energy Consulting. Her background is in the wind industry. Ken Regelson is an electrical engineer and consultant focussed on accelerating the move to a sustainable energy future. He is online at EnergyShouldBe.org Organized by the Jeffco chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society. Contact: jcres@cres-energy.org. cres-energ...

    published: 02 Feb 2017
  • Israel's renewable energy revolution will build bridges, says Energix CEO | The New Economy

    Renewable energy is a growing industry in Israel, and is also important from a strategic viewpoint. Producing clean energy would liberate the country from its dependence on imported oil and natural gas. But Israel doesn't want to be an energy island, says Asa Levinger, CEO of Energix Renewable Energies. Instead, Israel could use its wind and solar energy sources to help build a bridge to peace. For a full transcript visit: http://www.theneweconomy.com/videos/israels-renewable-energy-revolution-will-build-bridges-says-energix-ceo For more videos from The New Economy go to http://www.theneweconomy.com/videos/

    published: 05 Jan 2016
  • New Money | Alternative Economy | Energy Currency

    Human and Resource Economic System is a normative socio-economic model that implies more egalitarian and just society, stable resource use and improvement of environment -- instead of its degradation. It is based on principles of absolutely stable currency, backed by energy and water, balanced transactions between economic agents and environment, open-governance and cooperative ethics.

    published: 19 Sep 2012
  • The Future of Renewable Energy

    As the world is becoming more conscious of the effects of climate change, our sources of energy are coming under scrutiny. Governments are struggling to become less dependent on fossil fuels which traditionally fuel our economic growth. What will be the future sources of energy? In this session, we explore how would we be able to stop our dependence on fossil fuels, create a healthy environment while generating a prosperous economy. Justin Hall-Tipping, Chief Executive Officer of Nanoholdings.

    published: 09 Feb 2016
  • Ahmed Al-Ozairi on renewable energy | Life Energy | The New Economy Videos

    The New Economy interviews Ahmed Al-Ozairi, CEO of Life Energy, on the business case for renewables in the Middle East. When you think of the Gulf, you think of oil. But the Gulf states' own energy needs are growing fast, and the more they use, the less they can export. Life Energy's CEO presents the business case for greater use of renewable energy in the Middle East. For a full transcript visit: http://www.theneweconomy.com/videos/ahmed-al-ozairi-on-renewable-energy-life-energy-video For more interviews from The New Economy go to http://www.theneweconomy.com/videos/

    published: 13 Aug 2013
  • Here's How Green Energy Could Create Millions of Jobs

    Republicans often target clean energy policies as "job killers." But are they really? Not at all, says Robert Pollin, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Pollin believes transitioning to a renewable energy economy could actually create millions of jobs, grow the economy and help save the planet. Producer: Lucas Isakowitz Illustrators: Jimmy Kalman and Angelica Baini Animator: Raúl Ávila Sound Design: Alfredo Manzur Supervising Producer: Allie Jaynes Executive Producer: Michelle Nash Subscribe to Fusion: http://fus.in/subscribe Visit us at: http://www.fusion.net Like us at: https://www.facebook.com/fusionmedianetwork Follow us at: https://twitter.com/fusion View us: http://instagram.com/ThisIsFusion Watch more from Fusion friends: F-Comedy: https://goo.gl...

    published: 23 May 2017
  • Africa's Clean Energy Potential: Future MEGAPROJECTS

    Africa's population explosion presents humanity us with a once-in-our-species chance to make our fastest growing area leapfrog the dirty fuels of the past to instead embrace the renewable energy of the future. Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Video based on this article in Nature: http://www.nature.com/news/can-wind-and-solar-fuel-africa-s-future-1.20907 Video by Bryce Plank and Robin West Music: "Disturbances" by Matt Stewart-Evans: https://soundcloud.com/mattstewartevans https://www.facebook.com/Matthew.Stewart.Evans "Ambitions" by Glimpse: https://soundcloud.com/glimpse_official Script: The total population of Africa is projected to roughly quadruple to about four billion by 2100, driving the total global population past 11 billion. Producing all the e...

    published: 04 Apr 2017
  • The breakthrough in renewable energy - (VPRO documentary - 2016)

    It’s not in the papers but a silent revolution is moving across the world. Renewable energy is becoming cheaper than from fossil fuels. It means that progressively the choice for wind and solar energy is no longer an ethical one but an economic one. And this will speed up the transfer to renewable energy. In countries like Brazil, Australia, Chile and parts of the United States people consider renewable energy because of financial reasons. The price of solar and wind energy will continue to drop and in more countries renewable energy will occur. A surprising newcomer on the market is Morocco, where the government expects that in 2020 more than 40 percent of the energy could come from solar energy. Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2016. © VPRO Backlight March 2016 VPRO Documentary: O...

    published: 05 May 2016
  • Google is to be powered by 100% renewable energy

    http://www.weforum.org/

    published: 21 Dec 2016
  • The Slow Rise Of America's Renewable Energy Market - Newsy

    Renewable energy is gaining steam in the oil-thirsty U.S. market, but green tech has hurdles to clear before it can take a bigger slice of the pie. See more at http://www.newsy.com/ Follow Cliff Judy: http://www.twitter.com/cliffjudy Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/sec1_3.pdf U.S. Energy Information Administration http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=renewable_home U.S. Energy Information Administration http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/aeo/pdf/0383%282015%29.pdf CleanTechnica http://cleantechnica.com/2015/05/10/renewables-84-of-new-electricity-generation-capacity-in-1st-quarter-of-2015/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wVXgGTrPro U.S. Energy Information Administration http://energy.gov/articles/clean-energy...

    published: 07 Oct 2015
Renewable Energy and the Economy

Renewable Energy and the Economy

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  • Updated: 01 Jul 2009
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April 1, 2009 - Dan Arvizu, director of the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, discusses the current state of renewable energy technology and implementation in the U.S., as well as potential advancements in the near future. The Energy Seminar meets during the academic year on Wednesdays, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. For a listing of upcoming Energy Seminar talks, please visit the events listing at the Woods Institute for the Environment website. Stanford University http://www.stanford.edu Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford http://woods.stanford.edu National Renewable Energy Laboratory http://www.nrel.gov/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford
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Michael Shellenberger: Energy and the Economics of Renewables

Michael Shellenberger: Energy and the Economics of Renewables

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  • Updated: 03 Mar 2015
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In this interview we discuss the impact of Schumpeter's concept of creative destruction in economic thinking - and specifically in energy. Most crucially we debate the issues surrounding conservation and the use of new oil and gas technologies in the United States and around the world. The central question is whether moving away from coal and into shale - rather than directly into renewables - is a worthy move from an economic as well as environmental point of view. We also discuss the economics of renewables and what economic policy can do to foster cleaner energy and more sustainable development.
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Imagine our economy with the world's cheapest energy | Richard Turner | TEDxAdelaide

Imagine our economy with the world's cheapest energy | Richard Turner | TEDxAdelaide

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  • Updated: 29 Apr 2016
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We live under the greatest renewable energy source in the world. What could this mean for the future of South Australia and the world? Richard's story is about more than renewable energy. Graphene, batteries and electric vehicles feature in this near-future vision for the southern hemisphere. Richard Turner is a serial entrepreneur, having founded four successful companies across completely different industries. Using these entrepreneurial skills, he has taken ZEN through two years of 600% growth during the Global Financial Crisis, building the business from a start-up into Australia’s leading renewable energy company with specialist divisions in Residential, Business and Utility-scale Power Systems. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Why 2016 Could Be a Turning Point the Energy Revolution

Why 2016 Could Be a Turning Point the Energy Revolution

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Coal, nuclear, natural gas, renewables, and oil are all going head-to-head for dominance of the energy market - will we see a shift in the balance of power next year? Bloomberg looks at energy trends to watch in 2016.
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Are Wind And Solar Energy Worth The Effort?

Are Wind And Solar Energy Worth The Effort?

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  • Updated: 29 Sep 2013
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Renewable energy will undoubtedly play a part in our future. But incorporating technologies like solar panels and wind energy into our outdated electrical grid is tough, and some say not worth the cost just yet. Trace explains why, and if those naysayers have any merit. Read More: Emissions and Costs of Power Plant Cycling Necessary for Increased Wind and Solar Calculated http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130924141656.htm " New research from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) quantifies the potential impacts of increasing wind and solar power generation on the operators of fossil-fueled power plants in the West." Turbines, Generators and Power Plants http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter06.html "Thermal power plants have big boilers that burn a fuel to make heat. A boiler is like a teapot on a stove. When the water boils, the steam comes through a tiny hole on the top of the spout. The moving steam makes a whistle that tells you the water has boiled. In a power plant, the water is brought to a boil inside the boiler, and the steam is then piped to the turbine through very thick pipes." How does a hybrid car work? http://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-efficiency/vehicles/question262.htm "We are all familiar with gasoline-powered cars, and most people have heard about or seen electric cars. A hybrid car is a combination of the two. A hybrid vehicle contains parts of both gasoline and electric vehicles in an attempt to get the best of both worlds." World Record Solar Cell with 44.7% Efficiency http://www.ise.fraunhofer.de/en/press-and-media/press-releases/presseinformationen-2013/world-record-solar-cell-with-44.7-efficiency "The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center Berlin jointly announced today having achieved a new world record for the conversion of sunlight into electricity using a new solar cell structure with four solar subcells." Watch More: Power Grid Explained: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44f10xLl0C8 Store Wind Energy Underground: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji_DiGGqOhI Crazy Solar Power Plants: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbuLfXgw4Gs ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
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Which Countries Run On 100% Renewable Energy?

Which Countries Run On 100% Renewable Energy?

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  • Updated: 21 Sep 2016
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What Countries Are The Most Energy Efficient https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytkt2YxGou4 Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml While many countries struggle to transition to renewable energy, some have made the leap. So which countries use only renewable energy? Learn More: Vox: Costa Rica Has Gone 76 Straight Days Using 100% Renewable Electricity http://www.vox.com/2016/9/8/12847160/costa-rica-renewable-electricity The Guardian: Iceland's Energy Answer Comes Naturally https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/apr/22/renewableenergy.alternativeenergy Stanford News: The World Can Be Powered By Alternative Energy, Using Today's Technology, In 20-40 Years Says Stanford Researcher Mark Z. Jacobson http://news.stanford.edu/news/2011/january/jacobson-world-energy-012611.html Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Skipping Marimbas" Subscribe to Seeker Daily! http://bit.ly/1GSoQoY Check out http://www.evemattress.com and enter seek125 to get $125 off today! _________________________ Seeker Daily is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It's a place where curiosity rules and together we'll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Watch more Seeker Daily: http://bit.ly/1GSoQoY Seeker Daily now has a newsletter! Get a weekly round-up of our most popular videos across all the shows we make here at Seeker Daily. For more info and to sign-up, click here. http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Subscribe now! http://bit.ly/1GSoQoY Seeker Daily on Twitter https://twitter.com/seekerdaily Trace Dominguez on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez Jules Suzdaltsev on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su Seeker Daily on Facebook http://bit.ly/1qcsFTk Seeker Daily on Google+ http://bit.ly/1OmDEQa Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling Written by: Jules Suzdaltsev Edited by: Alex Estevez Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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Why Storage is Key for a Renewable Energy Future

Why Storage is Key for a Renewable Energy Future

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  • Updated: 02 Feb 2017
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The Colorado Renewable Energy Society presents: Ken Regelson & Rhonda Peters: The GRID needs a BATTERY - Why Storage is Key to a Clean Renewable Energy Economy Batteries hold the key to a power grid based on clean renewable energy sources but they can do a lot more than most of us know. Learn why we can be optimistic that remaining hurdles in policy, technology and cost will soon be overcome. Rhonda Peters, PhD, is an energy engineer and Principal at InterTran Energy Consulting. Her background is in the wind industry. Ken Regelson is an electrical engineer and consultant focussed on accelerating the move to a sustainable energy future. He is online at EnergyShouldBe.org Organized by the Jeffco chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society. Contact: jcres@cres-energy.org. cres-energy.org. CRES features several local monthly speaker series throughout the state, provides speakers, experts, workshops and weighs in on state energy policy. Note: Under the video, click on "...More" to get access to a running transcript. Filmed and edited by Martin Voelker, CRES.
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Israel's renewable energy revolution will build bridges, says Energix CEO | The New Economy

Israel's renewable energy revolution will build bridges, says Energix CEO | The New Economy

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  • Updated: 05 Jan 2016
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Renewable energy is a growing industry in Israel, and is also important from a strategic viewpoint. Producing clean energy would liberate the country from its dependence on imported oil and natural gas. But Israel doesn't want to be an energy island, says Asa Levinger, CEO of Energix Renewable Energies. Instead, Israel could use its wind and solar energy sources to help build a bridge to peace. For a full transcript visit: http://www.theneweconomy.com/videos/israels-renewable-energy-revolution-will-build-bridges-says-energix-ceo For more videos from The New Economy go to http://www.theneweconomy.com/videos/
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New Money | Alternative Economy | Energy Currency

New Money | Alternative Economy | Energy Currency

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  • Updated: 19 Sep 2012
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Human and Resource Economic System is a normative socio-economic model that implies more egalitarian and just society, stable resource use and improvement of environment -- instead of its degradation. It is based on principles of absolutely stable currency, backed by energy and water, balanced transactions between economic agents and environment, open-governance and cooperative ethics.
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The Future of Renewable Energy

The Future of Renewable Energy

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  • Updated: 09 Feb 2016
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As the world is becoming more conscious of the effects of climate change, our sources of energy are coming under scrutiny. Governments are struggling to become less dependent on fossil fuels which traditionally fuel our economic growth. What will be the future sources of energy? In this session, we explore how would we be able to stop our dependence on fossil fuels, create a healthy environment while generating a prosperous economy. Justin Hall-Tipping, Chief Executive Officer of Nanoholdings.
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Ahmed Al-Ozairi on renewable energy | Life Energy | The New Economy Videos

Ahmed Al-Ozairi on renewable energy | Life Energy | The New Economy Videos

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  • Updated: 13 Aug 2013
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The New Economy interviews Ahmed Al-Ozairi, CEO of Life Energy, on the business case for renewables in the Middle East. When you think of the Gulf, you think of oil. But the Gulf states' own energy needs are growing fast, and the more they use, the less they can export. Life Energy's CEO presents the business case for greater use of renewable energy in the Middle East. For a full transcript visit: http://www.theneweconomy.com/videos/ahmed-al-ozairi-on-renewable-energy-life-energy-video For more interviews from The New Economy go to http://www.theneweconomy.com/videos/
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Here's How Green Energy Could Create Millions of Jobs

Here's How Green Energy Could Create Millions of Jobs

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Republicans often target clean energy policies as "job killers." But are they really? Not at all, says Robert Pollin, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Pollin believes transitioning to a renewable energy economy could actually create millions of jobs, grow the economy and help save the planet. Producer: Lucas Isakowitz Illustrators: Jimmy Kalman and Angelica Baini Animator: Raúl Ávila Sound Design: Alfredo Manzur Supervising Producer: Allie Jaynes Executive Producer: Michelle Nash Subscribe to Fusion: http://fus.in/subscribe Visit us at: http://www.fusion.net Like us at: https://www.facebook.com/fusionmedianetwork Follow us at: https://twitter.com/fusion View us: http://instagram.com/ThisIsFusion Watch more from Fusion friends: F-Comedy: https://goo.gl/Q27Mf7 Fusion TV: https://goo.gl/1IbZ1B Gizmodo: https://goo.gl/YTRLAE Kotaku: https://goo.gl/OcnXv7 Deadspin: https://goo.gl/An7N8g Jezebel: https://goo.gl/XNsnCJ Lifehacker: https://goo.gl/3rNmzw Io9: https://goo.gl/ismnzP Jalopnik: https://goo.gl/u7sDEk Sploid: https://goo.gl/4yq2UY The Root: https://goo.gl/QMOjBE
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Africa's Clean Energy Potential: Future MEGAPROJECTS

Africa's Clean Energy Potential: Future MEGAPROJECTS

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Africa's population explosion presents humanity us with a once-in-our-species chance to make our fastest growing area leapfrog the dirty fuels of the past to instead embrace the renewable energy of the future. Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Video based on this article in Nature: http://www.nature.com/news/can-wind-and-solar-fuel-africa-s-future-1.20907 Video by Bryce Plank and Robin West Music: "Disturbances" by Matt Stewart-Evans: https://soundcloud.com/mattstewartevans https://www.facebook.com/Matthew.Stewart.Evans "Ambitions" by Glimpse: https://soundcloud.com/glimpse_official Script: The total population of Africa is projected to roughly quadruple to about four billion by 2100, driving the total global population past 11 billion. Producing all the energy that all these people will use could obliterate any efforts we’re now making to battle climate change. But Africa’s population explosion is also a tremendous opportunity, because all the power plants where all these people will get all their electricity from haven’t been built yet. This means humanity is now being presented with a once-in-the-lifetime-of-our-species shot to make our planet's fastest growing region leapfrog the dirty fuels of the past, to embrace a future of clean, renewable energy. This is how that optimistic vision of the future can become reality. The residents of Zambia don’t need any reminders that climate change threatens their way of life. The region is suffering its worst drought in 35 years, that’s big trouble for a country that gets nearly all of its power from the force of water passing through three hydroelectric dams. No water means no electricity, and no electricity means blackouts that have frequently brought commerce and productivity to a standstill, gutting the Zambian economy and causing many to lose their jobs. All across Africa, country are confronting the same problem: a constant lack-of-power. Sub Saharan Africa — all 910 million people — consume less electricity than the 4.8 million people of Alabama. Overall, more than half of all Africans have no access to electricity. But this is changing, thanks to the emergence of renewable energy. The cost of building larger-scale solar panel and wind turbine farms continues to plummet, making governments and utilities more likely to choose them over traditional sources like hydro, coal, nuclear or natural gas. As we saw with the water shortage in Zambia — or the nuclear meltdown a few years ago after the earthquake in Japan — power stations of the past are less reliable, more expensive, far worse for our environment, and slower to build. So this seems like a no-brainer, Africa needs to go green, baby! There’re just three problems. One, until now planners have lacked the necessary data to identify where to develop wind and solar projects that are socially equitable, have low-environmental impact, and are most cost-effective. This problem was recently tackled by a groundbreaking study of 21 countries that combined satellite and ground measurements with geospatial data on roads, towns, and existing power lines. It provides the first blueprint for where wind and solar projects should be built to maximize their effectiveness. The study also revealed Africa’s eye-opening, untapped potential for renewable energy generation. There are an estimated 550 million megawatts of potential solar and wind power spread across the continent, just waiting to be harvested. That’s 3,700 times as much electricity as Africa currently consumes. That’s so much extra energy, that Africa should aim to be powered 100% by renewables by 2050. It’s even possible for Africa to become a clean energy exporting superpower by sending its abundant surpluses of electricity to Europe; the Middle East, India and the rest of Asia; and even the Americas. Of course, this is dependent on overcoming the second major challenge: the continent’s completely inadequate power grid. Modernizing it to connect clean power stations with cities all over Africa will be a long-term megaproject costing tens of billions of dollars in the coming decades. For fast-growing urban areas — like Lagos, Cairo, Kinshasa, Mogadishu, and Johannesburg — uninterrupted electricity is critical for the emerging industries that will fuel economic growth and provide jobs for billions. On the other hand, most Africans currently live in small villages and towns, so their energy needs can be met by inexpensive solar and wind turbine systems that are located on-site, but are disconnected from the main grid. The challenge will be connecting cities — where more and more people are moving — with the mega-power stations that will often be built far away, in geographical sweet spots to maximize the amount of harvestable solar rays and wind gusts.
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The breakthrough in renewable energy - (VPRO documentary - 2016)

The breakthrough in renewable energy - (VPRO documentary - 2016)

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It’s not in the papers but a silent revolution is moving across the world. Renewable energy is becoming cheaper than from fossil fuels. It means that progressively the choice for wind and solar energy is no longer an ethical one but an economic one. And this will speed up the transfer to renewable energy. In countries like Brazil, Australia, Chile and parts of the United States people consider renewable energy because of financial reasons. The price of solar and wind energy will continue to drop and in more countries renewable energy will occur. A surprising newcomer on the market is Morocco, where the government expects that in 2020 more than 40 percent of the energy could come from solar energy. Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2016. © VPRO Backlight March 2016 VPRO Documentary: Our globalized world causes societies, economies and cultures to seek a new balance. VPRO Documentary reflects on this with new features every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments. So subscribe to our channel and we will be delighted to share our adventures with you! Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC75PWWQrls0z6fh0loY5I4Q VPRO Metropolis: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpnazGScKQfGauk7YNyI21w VPRO Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9sXw4ZdPEIp6bYGvLW-_iA VPRO World Stories: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqJ6GC0klkbFuQa-0ZePqkQ VPRO Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A VPRO VG (world music): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-KX3q7zIz7s2rjooBfl6Nw VPRO 3voor12 (alternative music): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-p9faJQsBObRNiKY8QF2NQ VPRO 3voor12 extra (music stories): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgVYRLGraeL9rGMiM3rBHA www.VPRObroadcast.com Credits: Director: Martijn Kieft Research: Robert Kosters Producer: Jolanda Segers Commissioning editors: Marije Meerman, Doke Romeijn English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.
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Google is to be powered by 100% renewable energy

Google is to be powered by 100% renewable energy

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The Slow Rise Of America's Renewable Energy Market - Newsy

The Slow Rise Of America's Renewable Energy Market - Newsy

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Renewable energy is gaining steam in the oil-thirsty U.S. market, but green tech has hurdles to clear before it can take a bigger slice of the pie. See more at http://www.newsy.com/ Follow Cliff Judy: http://www.twitter.com/cliffjudy Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/sec1_3.pdf U.S. Energy Information Administration http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=renewable_home U.S. Energy Information Administration http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/aeo/pdf/0383%282015%29.pdf CleanTechnica http://cleantechnica.com/2015/05/10/renewables-84-of-new-electricity-generation-capacity-in-1st-quarter-of-2015/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wVXgGTrPro U.S. Energy Information Administration http://energy.gov/articles/clean-energy-economy-three-charts The Economist http://www.economist.com/news/21566414-alternative-energy-will-no-longer-be-alternative-sunny-uplands The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/24/business/energy-environment/solar-and-wind-energy-start-to-win-on-price-vs-conventional-fuels.html Department of Energy http://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/dispatchability National Renewable Energy Laboratory http://www.nrel.gov/gis/geothermal.html Ars Technica http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/06/making-wind-power-work-even-in-low-wind-locations/ General Electric https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQFzJfpTkRc CBS http://www.cbsnews.com/news/30000-wind-turbines-located-in-critical-bird-habitats/ Gizmag http://www.gizmag.com/worlds-largest-wind-turbine-blades/23578/ American Bird Conservancy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRSAvD8VAbI San Diego Union-Tribune http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/aug/23/ivanpah-streamers-big-solar/ Discovery http://news.discovery.com/tech/alternative-power-sources/worlds-largest-solar-power-plant-scorching-birds-140219.htm ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/188328-californias-new-solar-power-plant-is-actually-a-death-ray-thats-incinerating-birds-mid-flight University of California, Santa Cruz http://news.ucsc.edu/2013/07/geothermal-earthquakes.html NPR http://www.npr.org/2013/07/11/200515289/wastewater-wells-geothermal-power-triggering-earthquakes Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/geothermal-energy-plant-taps-deep-underground-heat-from-the-news-photo/118431620 C-SPAN http://www.c-span.org/video/?323791-1/2015-state-union-address The White House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHyQcfqkG14 The White House https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/03/fact-sheet-administration-announces-actions-drive-growth-solar-energy-an Fox News http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/16/solyndra-case-reveals-gateway-between-administration-loans-obama-allies/ Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2012-10-17/solyndra-lenders-ahead-of-government-won-t-recover-fully The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/opinion/sunday/the-koch-attack-on-solar-energy.html The Arizona Republic http://www.azcentral.com/business/arizonaeconomy/articles/20131114aps-solar-customer-bills-higher.html Democracy Now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s3aRdoEkts Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel http://www.jsonline.com/business/xcel-energy-proposes-doubling-fixed-charges-on-electric-bills-b99509521z1-305472551.html YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI8DB0L0mm8 Google https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHzUCVh9Yvo Google http://www.google.com/green/energy/investments/ Tesla Motors https://vimeo.com/93674807 Tesla Motors http://www.teslamotors.com/powerwall NPR http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/05/01/403529202/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-unveils-home-battery-is-3-000-cheap-enough Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/guests-pose-with-the-powerwall-unit-after-elon-musk-ceo-of-news-photo/471769870 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory http://www.seia.org/sites/default/files/resources/Tracking%20the%20Sun%20VII_Report_0.pdf Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-01/tesla-s-powerwall-event-the-11-most-important-facts Department of Energy http://energy.gov/eere/buildings/tax-incentives-residential-buildings Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/solarcraft-workers-craig-powell-and-edwin-neal-install-news-photo/464555404 Image via: Newsy Staff http://newsy.com
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