How can we use wind power when there’s no wind?

“What happens when the wind isn’t blowing, the tide is turning and someone wants a cup of hot chocolate in the night? If it was up to environmentalists the answer would be ‘tough you’ll have to go without’.” Anybody who’s a fan of wind or solar power has heard the argument that the wind doesn’t […]

Renewable Energy in San Francisco | Lowering Your Carbon Footprint AND Your Electric Bill

Semper Solaris There has never been a better time for San Francisco residents to jump on the renewable energy bandwagon The most popular type of renewable energy in the twenty-first century is solar because of its ease of use and ability to be installed almost anywhere Those who are fortunate enough to live in areas […]

How Texas Republicans Are Fighting Climate Change | AJ+

“The prairie sky is wide and high…” Deep in the heart of Texas… Texas is unlike any other place I’ve ever been. This doesn’t look like Ahmed. Bubba. Bubba, alright. It’s got a lot of attitude … It’s the greatest country in the world. “Everything is bigger in Texas”. and a lot of stereotypes. “And […]

Bill Nye The Talking Point Guy

Who hasn’t heard of Bill Nye the Science Guy? You know, that dude in a lab coat who really seems to know his sciency stuff, right? Well, it turns out Bill Nye is really more of a wind-up doll who just spouts talking points. Sorry. I know a lot of you younger folks grew up […]

Climate Change: How Doomed ARE We?

(bouncy music) – All right, so climate change is the existential question that humanity is facing. Just hearing those two words, I can feel my heart rate going up. – [Man] Climate change! – Oh, Oh, There it goes. But here’s my worry, are we too late? Has climate change reached the point of no […]

World’s Largest Batteries – (Pumped Storage)

Electricity faces a fundamental problem that comes with pretty much any product that’s provided on-demand: our ability to generate large amounts of it doesn’t match up that closely with when we need it. Wind and solar power are becoming more cost effective, but they’ll always be unreliable and intermittent sources of energy. Retailers use warehouses […]

Cosmic Queries – World Space Week with Neil deGrasse Tyson

– Hey YouTubers, up next, StarTalk Cosmic Queries, Space Week. (upbeat music) This is StarTalk. I’m your host, Neil deGrasse Tyson, your personal astrophysicist. And this is a Cosmic Queries edition where we are celebrating Space Week. That would be the first week of October. That happens to contain my birthday, I’m just sayin’. – […]

Can nuclear power save us from climate catastrophe? MIT professor weighs in

I want to ask you about the push by some, saying nuclear power is the answer, in the climate crisis, to the reliance on oil and gas. Yes. You know, if we’re going to fully replace fossil fuels, we will have to build 12,000 new reactors around the globe. There are about 400 now. So […]

What If We Burned ALL the Fossil Fuels? | Hot Mess 🌎

Buried beneath your feet are trillions of tons of dead plants and algae. Over millions of years, their carbon-rich bodies have been compressed under so much heat and pressure that they’ve transformed into energy-rich fossils. In fact, we call them ‘fossil fuels’ since we burn them to release their energy. But burning this coal, oil […]