Renewable Energy and the Economy

April 1, 2009 – Dan Arvizu, director of the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, discusses the current state of renewable energy technology and implementation in the U.S., as well as potential advancements in the near future. The Energy Seminar meets during the academic year on Wednesdays, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. For a listing of upcoming Energy Seminar talks, please visit the events listing at the Woods Institute for the Environment website.

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    Dec 15, 2009

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  2. newave123456
    Aug 16, 2010

    This was a good speech. I like these ideas alot. It actually speaks to what
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    Aug 19, 2010

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  4. Christopher Mercer
    Oct 1, 2010

    It is not renewable energy, it is natural energy.

  5. zassounotsukushi
    Oct 11, 2010

    “Ultimately everything starts with solar energy” That is incorrect.
    Geothermal comes from radioisotope decay in the center of the Earth.
    Nuclear comes from similar isotopes. You can say those come from a prior
    supernova, but that’s not clear when referring to ‘solar’. Ultimately all
    usable forms of energy come from the low entropy state of the big bang, but
    you could break that down in terms of the fundamental forces, as fusion
    contributes along with gravitational collapse.

  6. mkno79
    Apr 9, 2011

    nice video thanks! lol @ random clapping 31:40

  7. callmejon
    Nov 5, 2011

    we are printing money and using them on the cost of environment / earth.

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    Feb 21, 2012

    Good, I like that you share this video, I wish success always discusses the
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    Oct 20, 2012

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    Nov 29, 2012

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    Jan 7, 2013

    What an engaging speaker

  14. Miro Plachy
    Jan 12, 2013

    Geothermal is the best alternative if molten liquid salt is used since salt
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    Mar 26, 2013

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  19. Ramnath Mallya
    Jul 12, 2013

    Terrible graphs in the presentation.

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    Aug 6, 2013

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  22. kessass83
    Oct 30, 2013

    There is no global warming pigs. Global warming is the price you paying to
    have free energy. How nice a?

  23. Mike Zegarski
    Jan 23, 2014

    is there a way to get a copy of this slide presentation?

  24. Harold Baltazar
    Sep 14, 2014

    renewable energy wont be cheap and will never be in the near future… not
    free either…

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