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-related economic, security, and environmental threats are intensifying the national conversation about how to regain energy leadership and competitiveness, restore jobs and prosperity, and build a secure and climate-safe energy system. Yet America lacks a comprehensive vision of how a market economy can achieve these transformational goals. RMI has that vision, and is now building [...]
Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era offers market-based, actionable solutions integrating transportation, buildings, industry, and electricity. Built on Rocky Mountain Institute’s 30 years of research and collaboration in all four sectors, Reinventing Fire maps pathways for running a 158%-bigger U.S. economy in 2050 but needing no oil, no coal, [...]
Building off of the Reinventing Fire: Change Energy Use Forever video, this is the first of four presentations that dig deeper.
Building off of the Reinventing Fire: Change Energy Use Forever video, this is the second of four presentations that dig deeper.
A new wave of technologies is on the verge of producing energy that’s clean, renewable, and most importantly, affordable.
David MacKay, Scientific Advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK addressed energy issues at a macro and micro scale with the Harvard University community and beyond.
Young engineer takes on a global challenge: Clean and sustainable energy, one village at a time.
Host Lisa Van Pay meets with NSF-funded scientists Yang-Shao Horn and Yogi Surendranath at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as they take on the hydrogen energy challenge. Hydrogen bonds are an extremely efficient way to store energy, and scientists would like to capture this energy to power all sorts of things–from cars to [...]
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Sweden is set to have the world’s first final storage for spent nuclear fuel.
In this TED talk, Arthur Potts Dawson discusses his vision for a waste-free restaurant. Restaurants are notoriously producers for significant amounts of waste, and Dawson wishes to present solutions for making restaurants more sustainable.
Microbes are microbial fuel cells to treat waste and purify water. Video explains how this bacteria can both purify waste water and create renewable energy.
The Smart Grid would be able to draw energy from renewable resources to existing power grids. It would also be able to control the flow of energy between power grids as not just going from the plant to your home, but instead back and forth through [...]