Sustainability at Cobblebank Station

Ninety per cent of the concrete that we’ve used here contains recycled industrial byproducts and that’s a really great outcome for the sustainability of the station, it’s also great for the recycling industry to maximize the use of those industrial byproducts. All the reinforcement steel used here at Cobblebank Station uses a polymer injection technology, […]

Puerto Rico Moves Forward: Innovative Energy Solutions after Hurricane Maria

Juan Rosario: This is a moment in which we know there is going to be a paradigm shift. Science right now is on our side. Efraín O’neil-Carrillo: The centralized large power plants that Puerto Rico has, did not suffer really much damage. So, it wasn’t a problem of generating the power, it was a matter […]

Monopoly Capitalism: At The Breaking Point?

♪ [THEME MUSIC] ♪>>MONOPOLY CAPITALISM AND MODELS OF RESISTANCE. THIS WEEK, AUTHOR GEOGRAPHER MICHAEL HUDSON ON DONALD TRUMP’S FAKE ECONOMICS, AND STACY MITCHELL FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL SELF-RELIANCE, WITH JOE MAXWELL OF FAMILY FARM ACTION, ON THE THREAT OF AMAZON TO JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING. IT’S ALL COMING UP ON THE LAURA FLANDERS SHOW, THE […]

The future we’re building — and boring | Elon Musk

Chris Anderson: Elon, hey, welcome back to TED. It’s great to have you here. Elon Musk: Thanks for having me. CA: So, in the next half hour or so, we’re going to spend some time exploring your vision for what an exciting future might look like, which I guess makes the first question a little […]

MWH Enables an Energy Revival Along the Ohio River

[MUSIC PLAYING] Hydropower is a clean, renewable energy source. The designs are robust. They’ll last a long time. So it’s clean, renewable energy for generations to come. The four AMP projects are located along the Ohio River starting upstream in West Virginia with the Willow Island project, followed by the Meldahl project, Cannelton project, and […]

The World’s Future MEGAPROJECTS: 2019-2040’s (Season 2 – Complete)

These are the most ambitious megaprojects in development around the world. No other country, with the exception of China and perhaps India, is undergoing a bigger building boom than Turkey. The Turkish government is overseeing a $400 billion spending spree on infrastructure that it hopes will lay the groundwork for a rapid economic rise. The […]

The Continued Rise of Renewable Energy

With increasing global demand in renewable energy, where are the best opportunities for companies going forward? I’m Peter Wilson, and I’m joined today by John McCann. John is a managing director in the Global Power and Utilities Group at Barclays Investment Bank and has over 15 years of power experience in investment banking and consulting. […]

The high cost of free parking

STEVE JOBS: “And we’ve come up with a design that puts 12,000 people in one building” Four months before he died in 2011, Steve Jobs made his final public appearance pitching Apple’s new campus, which opened this year. Central to his vision was turning existing parking lots into a green landscape. STEVE JOBS “The overall […]

Why Haven’t Hydrogen Vehicles Taken Over the World Yet?

We were expecting hydrogen cars to take over the world years ago, but so far, we’ve got more Prius’ and Teslas. What happened to the fanfare for the car that runs on water, man? It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about hydrogen cars, seemingly because the market wasn’t ready to look past it’s […]

Puerto Rico’s solar energy insurrection

A year after Hurricane Maria, something amazing is happening in Puerto Rico. – The energy insurrection. This is what we call it. The storm almost completely destroyed the island’s energy grid, and thousands died from the lack of power in the months that followed. But the tragedy has forced the government to completely rethink how […]