Energy Sources & Uses

Green Building & DesignOnline videos of interviews and presentations included in this section focus on energy use, sources, generation, conservation and policy. Topics include renewable energy, clean energy, green energy, energy efficiency, sustainable fuels, energy independence, and issues related to oil dependency.

Specific issues include biofuels, ethanol, oil shale, fossil fuels, geothermal, hydroelectric, hydrogen, microhydro, natural gas, nuclear energy, ocean thermal, photovoltaic, and passive solar energy. This section also includes videos that discuss cogeneration, conservation, distributed generation, insulation, and public policy issues related to energy.

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Recycled Energy: Green & Underused. TV feature story with Roger Ballentine. Discusses how inefficient industrial plants can use the energy normally wasted through their smokestacks as a source of new clean energy. About 3 minutes. Play Video >> More about Roger Ballentine >>

The Future Belongs To The Efficient. Presentation excerpt by Dan Chiras. Describes how new homes can be made more energy efficient with currently available materials. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Dan Chiras >>

Recent Progress In Developing Renewable Energy. Online interview with Christopher Flavin. Talks about the resurgence of the United States as a leader in green energy and the importance of the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference. About 1 minute. Play Video >>

New Energy For A New Era. Presentation by Denis Hayes. Hayes discusses the history and importance of Earth Day as a coordinated effort to affect societal awareness of global warming. At Harvard University's Institute of Politics. Segment begins at about 9 minutes into the video. About 21 minutes. Play Video >> More about Denis Hayes >>

On U.S. Oil Addiction. TV interview with Terry Tamminen. Explains how the effects of rising oil prices are reflected throughout the economy and affecting the behavior of both people and business. About 9 minutes. Play Video >> More about Terry Tamminen >>

Winning The Oil Endgame. Presentation excerpts by Jonathan Koomey. About the important contributions that civil society and business need to make to move us away from oil dependency. About 5 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Jonathan Koomey >>

Solar Hot Water: Past And Future. Online presentation by John Perlin. Describes the history of solar hot water from Roman bath houses to its present use in many parts of the world. About 25 minutes. Play Video >> More about John Perlin >>

Power in the Public Interest Nuclear Debate. Presentation by Christopher Flavin. Flavin discusses the current state of the nuclear energy industry, and its future. About 25 minutes. Play Video - Part 1, 2, 3.

Introduction to WIREC 2008 On Status of Renewables. The president of ACORE (American Council On Renewable Energy) introduces the 2008 Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC). About 9 minutes. Play Video >>

NBC Los Angeles Story About Feature Film Fuel. Television news story featuring Josh Tickell. Tickell talks about his documentary "FUEL" and the use of alternative fuels like biodiesel. About 3 minutes. Play Video >> More about Josh Tickell >>

Simple Steps To Passive Solar. Presentation by Dan Chiras. Explains how simple things like the orientation of a home can drastically affect its heating and cooling needs. About 2 minutes. Play Video >> | Play QuickTime >> More about Dan Chiras >>

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