Dr. Mark Jacobson – Roadmaps for Transitioning All 50 U.S. State to Wind, Water and Solar Power

Dr. Mark Jacobson – Roadmaps for Transitioning All 50 U.S. State to Wind, Water and Solar Power

[music playing] – SO WELCOME TO THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF NASA AMES RESEARCH AND THE DIRECTOR’S COLLOQUIUM SUMMER SERIES. OUR SPECIES IS A SPECIALIST EVOLVED TO USE OUR ENVIRONMENT IN NOVEL WAYS IN ORDER TO EXPAND OUR CAPABILITY TO SURVIVE NEW ENVIRONMENTS. OUR SPECIES ALSO OWES ITS SURVIVAL TO THE ABILITY TO PREDICT DANGERS AND…

Why You Should Love Fossil Fuel

Why You Should Love Fossil Fuel

Every year on Earth Day, we’re supposed to reflect on all the ways we’ve made the planet worse. But what if we try something different? What if we reflect on all the ways we’ve made the planet better? Try this thought experiment: Imagine that we transported someone from three hundred years ago, at the very…

TEDxWarwick – David MacKay – How the Laws of Physics Constrain Our Sustainable Energy Options

When the Industrial Revolution started, the amount of carbon sitting underneath Britain in the form of coal was as big as the amount of carbon sitting under Saudi Arabia in the form of oil. This carbon powered the Industrial Revolution, it put the “Great” in Great Britain, and led to Britain’s temporary world domination. And…

Sustainable Energy Technology Program

>>JESSICA FISCHER: I think it’s great that we can harvest energy from something that’s literally out of thin air or just directly from the sun. And it’s amazing that we can do that without having to rely on environmentally degrading resources.>>DAN MILLER: Our dependence on oil and gas is the number one reason for using…

Why We Need Solar Energy Now

Why We Need Solar Energy Now

We all know that climate change is a big problem. Clean energy, like solar, can help our planet and our economy. In the last five years in New England, power generated by solar panels has grown and the cost to install them has plummeted. The more energy we get from the sun, the less we…