Category Archives: Clean Energy
Most of the world’s energy resources are being supplied by fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. But the world’s dependence on fossil fuels is no good for several reasons. One is the fact that coal, oil and gas will eventually run out. No one knows exactly when, but the US Department of Energy says we have roughly 104 years of fossil fuels left, and that’s if global consumption stays the same, which it probably won’t. It’s been estimated that by the year 2020, world energy consumption will increase 50 percent. So it’s a matter of decades before the world runs out of its main source of fuel. Another problem caused by burning up 350 quadrillion BTUs of fossil fuel a year, is the creation of a substantial amount of carbon dioxide, which is contributing to global warming and the subsequent melting of the ice-caps. And of course air pollution threatens human health and that of the planet. The solution to all this is to find energy sources that are clean or green, and preferably won’t run out. Green fuel is something the whole world knows it will have to invest in sooner or later. Iran is one of the nations trying to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. Watch this video on our website: www.presstv.ir
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The gloves came off when Aimee Christensen of Christensen Global Strategies and Ken Green of the American Enterprise Institute headed to the energyNOW! Green Room to continue their discussion on clean energy jobs. Ken Green says when talking about clean energy, it’s important to distinguish between traditional pollutants — like sulfur dioxide, mercury and nitrogen oxide – and greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. He says the traditional pollutants can be addressed with pollution controls. He says it;s extremely hard to control GHG’s and they should not be in the clean energy discussion. Green agrees that carbon capture and storage may not belong ion the clean energy discussion because he does not believe the technology is effective. Green also says the methodology of measuring greenhouse gases needs to be addressed. He says the EPA recently moved away from measuring GHG emissions and using a computer model to calculate them. He says that leads to different patterns and assumptions on who is exposed. As for energy independence, Green says the nation’s electricity is already independent. The only thing the US is dependent on is oil, and the top source of that is Canada. He says the US also has good relations with Saudi Arabia and Mexico, the next biggest suppliers. Green says some studies have shown that the additional electricity generated to power a large fleet of electric vehicles will actually produce more greenhouse gases than staying with gasoline-powered cars. Green …
At the 2012 CGI Annual Meeting, Mark L. Walker announces a new CGI Commitment to Action by Applied Materials, Inc..
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Yoav Zingher (co-founder, director of Kiwipower UK) speaking in US consulate during UK Clean Energy Trade Mission. He describes how Kiwipower works and mentioning some very interesting facts.
Yukon First Nations Energy Forum, November 24 & 25, 2011. Chris Henderson is President of LUMOS Energy, which helps First Nations communities advance their clean energy interests. Chris was one of the consultants at the 2011 Yukon First Nations Energy Forum and he was happy to speak to us on camera about some of the topics that were covered.
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