Episode 7 – Gaseous gold

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this episode which would not have been possible without the support of the Adam Smith Foundation. Today we will talk about a major candidate in the race for the Save Europe Award. And it is shale gas. You may never have heard of it but it is an ideal solution. […]

Power to the Planet – Solar

Every hour of every day, the sun beams more than enough energy onto our planet to satisfy global electricity demands for an entire year. Solar is also a fuel source that the electricity industry is really expanding into- in terms of large commercial solar installations. Thirty years ago, solar cells could only convert a few […]

Here’s how you save renewables. Switch to better power.

“I would like to see a world where Australians thought environment every time they made a purchasing decision” “We need to use electricity but we don’t need to kill our planet in the process.” “I’m really disappointed that AGL and Energy Australia and Origin are attacking the renewable energy targets.” They’re making this claim that […]

How to Kick Our Fossil Fuel Habit in One Step

As a resource, solar energy seems almost too good to be true. It’s clean, renewable, and there’s plenty of it. In fact, enough strikes the earth in an hour to provide everyone on the planet with electricity for a year—but only a tiny percentage of our electricity is made with solar energy. You might think […]

Power to the Planet – Coal

Coal is fossilized land plants that have been buried deep in the earth for millions of years. The pressure and the intense heat at those depths have turned vegetation into a hard black material that is primarily carbon. One of the biggest pros about coal is there’s a lot of it. It has been a […]

Resources: Welcome to the Neighborhood – Crash Course Kids #2.1

[Intro] You’ve probably noticed by now — in your years of being a human — that human beings need a lot of stuff to live: food, water, shelter, YouTube. Well, maybe not that last one. So where does all of this stuff come from? Why, it comes from our very own Earth! We live on […]

8 Amazing Energy Facts

8 Amazing Energy Facts Only 10% of energy in a light bulb is used to create light. Ninety percent of a light bulb’s energy creates heat. Compact fluorescent light bulbs use about 80% less electricity than conventional bulbs and last up to 12 times longer. Refrigerators in the U.S. consume about the same energy as […]

Renewable Energy Explained in 2 1/2 Minutes

energy consumption is a huge part of our daily lives we eat with energy we travel with energy we work with energy and we even flirt with energy today we gather most of our energy from coal, oil and natural gas also known as fossil fuels additionally we gather energy from biomass nuclear and renewables […]