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The Traveler of HOMEChem: Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz, Chemical Engineer
 
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Dr. Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz is an Assistant Professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and at the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests lie in atmospheric chemistry and the effects of physicochemical processing of pollutants on human exposure and health. Dr. Hildebrandt Ruiz has over a decade of experience in using state-of-the-science mass spectrometric instrumentation to conduct policy-relevant and fundamental chemical research, and she has participated in the development and refinement of mass spectrometric techniques. She has participated in planning, conducting and analyzing the results of several projects focused on laboratory chamber experiments and field campaigns in indoor and outdoor environments. More at: http://HomeDiagnosis.tv/homechem
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UH Law Center Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center Video
 
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The Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center at the University of Houston Law Center links energy issues with impacts on environment and natural resources. Building on the academic excellence of the faculty in these areas and the complex and multi-faceted energy and environmental issues in Houston, the Center provides a forum for education and discussion of the most important issues of the day, such as climate change, air pollution, clean coal and renewable energy.
A Bright Future: MBA Careers in the Energy Sector
 
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For MBAs interested in pursuing careers in the energy sector, opportunities abound. In this video, executives and industry experts share their perspectives on what makes energy an exciting sector to work in, as well as what makes someone stand out as a candidate. Produced by the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
What is Environmental Justice?
 
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The Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy offers many resources including an Environmental Justice Mapping Tool for community members to learn about pollution in your own neighborhood and workshops to design your own future. Find more at www.ceed.org. CEED is an energy and environmental justice organization based in Minneapolis, MN. We are dedicated to ensuring that justice is a fundamental part of environmental and energy strategies and solutions, and that all voices, most especially Indigenous peoples, communities of color, and those with moderate and low incomes, are meaningfully included. Our primary work is in the areas of climate change, energy, and environment. We work in and with community, doing popular education, organizing, and policy advocacy and research on these issues.
HoustonPBS UH MOMENT: UH Law Energy Environment & Natural Resource Center
 
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The University of Houston Law Center is home to the Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Center. EENR tackles complex policy issues where energy and the environment intersect. As a result of the EENR Center, the UH Law Center has built the largest curriculum of energy and environmental courses of any law school in the country. The EENR Center is the training ground for law students who will soon practice environmental and energy law at some of the nation's top firms.
Dr. George Hornberger: Energy and Environmental Decision-making
 
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Dr. George Hornberger is the director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment (VIEE). www.vanderbilt.edu/viee. The Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment (VIEE) engages in research and education that directly link the social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences, engineering, law and policy, and that bear on energy and environmental decision making by individuals and by public and private institutions. Specifically, VIEE research elucidates the relationships among individual, institutional, and societal choices for energy production and use, and the impacts and benefits of these choices on the environment and health through links with climate, water quality, economics, social psychology, and natural resources. A key aim of VIEE is to create a strong multi-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate research and education program, which will evolve into a center of national and international leadership in this field. Understanding how hydrological processes affect the transport of dissolved and suspended constituents through catchments and aquifers is one of the main aims of studies of Earth surface processes. I have long-standing research interests in studying questions related to such processes, including current projects on the transport of dissolved organic carbon through catchments in collaboration with colleagues at Stroud Water Center. VIEE research is aimed at multidisciplinary assessments of the environmental impacts of individual, institutional, and societal choices related to energy, water, and climate. In this vein, I have current projects on nitrogen fertilizer use and fate as influenced by individual behavior, on life-cycle analyses of environmental footprints for an inland water transport company, and on the water-energy nexus in collaboration with a number of colleagues at Vanderbilt. I also am participating in collaborative research with colleagues at Vanderbilt and colleagues in Sri Lanka on studies of environmental impacts of energy and water use in a changing climate and on how household and farmer beliefs and behaviors affect and are affected by these responses.
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Research in Sustainable Energy at Princeton University's School of Engineering
 
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Professor Emily A. Carter discusses the challenge of using our energy resources in a sustainable way, how her research focuses on the connections between energy and the environment, and why the next generation of scientists and engineers will have to tackle these issues. One of the students currently undertaking this research is Emmeline Kao, a student in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton. Ms. Kao describes the research in magnesium ion batteries she performed during a summer internship funded by the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
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Renewable Energy | Research and Which Majors to Pick
 
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This video covers renewable energy, which majors to choose in order to get into this field, and some research being done. Renewable energy is not just one field, it can be broken up into solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass, and ocean. All of these are very different and involve many types of engineers and scientists to design and maintain the systems. The most common majors to enter include electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, materials engineering, civil engineering, chemistry, and physics. It is most important that you determine specifically what you want to do within the field of renewable energy before deciding on a major. *************************************************** ► For more information on math, science, and engineering majors, check us out at https://majorprep.com *************************************************** ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/majorprep ► PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/majorprep ► Facebook: https://facebook.com/majorprep
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Environmental Resources Training Center Project
 
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Environmental Resources Training Center Project
The Problem of Power in Space. NASA's New Kilopower Reactor
 
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Space is the worst. It’s got hostile radiation, a total lack of atmosphere, near absolute zero temperatures, problematic gravity wells, and worse. In order to keep your spacecraft alive in that environment, you need electricity to keep it warm. Not to mention all the power to run scientific instruments and the transmitters to send that data home. Getting enough power in space is a big problem. Audio Podcast version: ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/universe-today-guide-to-space-audio/id794058155?mt=2 RSS: https://www.universetoday.com/audio Video Podcast version: ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/bh/podcast/universe-today-video/id794057165?mt=2 RSS: https://www.universetoday.com/video What Fraser's Watching Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbJ42wpShvmkjd428BcHcCEVWOjv7cJ1G Weekly email newsletter: https://www.universetoday.com/newsletter Support us at: http://www.patreon.com/universetoday More stories at: http://www.universetoday.com/ Follow us on Twitter: @universetoday Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universetoday Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+universetoday/ Instagram - http://instagram.com/universetoday Team: Fraser Cain - @fcain / [email protected] Karla Thompson - @karlaii / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEItkORQYd4Wf0TpgYI_1fw Chad Weber - [email protected] Chloe Cain - Instagram: @chloegwen2001 References: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/structure/elements/solar_arrays-about.html http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/05/30_efficiency_solar_cell https://mars.nasa.gov/mer/technology/is_severe_environments.html https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/news/voyager-mission-anniversary-rtg-radioisotope-thermoelectric-generator/ https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4818 https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=distance+to+voyager+1+in+light+hours https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/spacecraft/instruments/rtg/ https://mars.nasa.gov/files/mep/MMRTG_Jan2008.pdf https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/19/17138924/nasa-discovery-program-radioisotope-thermoelectric-generators-plutonium-238 http://spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=51241 http://www.businessinsider.com/nuclear-powered-satellites-space-2016-3 https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/ns_kilopower_fs_180111.pdf http://www.nnl.co.uk/media/1921/nnl-tech-conference-15-fcs-zara-hodgson.pdf http://fly.historicwings.com/2013/01/the-nuclear-disaster-of-kosmos-954/ https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/kilopower/
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2012-01-12 - ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE MEETING @ CVAG
 
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ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE AGENDA Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:00 Noon CVAG Offices 73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 119 Palm Desert, CA 92260 (760) 346-1127
Nuclear Energy Explained: Risk or Opportunity
 
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Please Read Below For More Information Anything with the word nuclear next to it usually comes with a fair bit of misunderstanding. Hopefully this video demystifies the process of how nuclear fuels are turned into electricity and how we can use them in combination with renewables in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the effects on the climate that come with high levels of them. Of course, there are many things that have been left out this video as nuclear energy, just as with any other source, has many different factors that need to be taken into account when making decisions. In order to fully understand the situation and make decisions, I highly recommend that you do some research of your own on the topic, rather than simply base your opinion on a four-minute YouTube video. It should also be noted that this video has been made from the perspective of the United States in general. Every area on Earth has different natural resources and environments that determine what works best there. On a lighter note, feel free to keep up with WhatTheWhy on Twitter at https://twitter.com/WhatTheWhy1 . Thanks for watching! Sources*: 20 percent of energy from nuclear power in the U.S.: http://www.nei.org/Knowledge-Center/Nuclear-Statistics/World-Statistics/World-Nuclear-Generation-and-Capacity Percent of electricity from each source http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/flow/primary_energy.pdf. Lifetime Carbon Emissions http://srren.ipcc-wg3.de/report/IPCC_SRREN_Annex_II.pdf Carbon Emissions http://www.c2es.org/technology/factsheet/hydropower Nuclear Uprating: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/power-uprates.html Costs http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Economic-Aspects/Economics-of-Nuclear-Power/ Deaths caused by other fuel sources http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20928053.600-fossil-fuels-are-far-deadlier-than-nuclear-power.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news#.U4k6SXnctR1 European deaths due to coal use http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jun/12/european-coal-pollution-premature-deaths Indian deaths due to coal use http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/indias-coal-power-plants-kill-tens-of-thousands-every-year-study-says/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 http://www.economist.com/node/18441163 http://climate.nasa.gov/news/903 Deaths from coal in the US. http://www.catf.us/fossil/problems/power_plants/ Levelized costs http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/aeo/electricity_generation.cfm http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2005/pr38/en/ http://thebulletin.org/managing-nuclear-spent-fuel-policy-lessons-10-country-study http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Safety-and-Security/Radiation-and-Health/Nuclear-Radiation-and-Health-Effects/ http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Safety-and-Security/Safety-of-Plants/Safety-of-Nuclear-Power-Reactors/ Union of Concerned Scientists Death Estimate http://allthingsnuclear.org/how-many-cancers-did-chernobyl-really-cause-updated/ International Agency for Research on Cancer http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2006/pr168.html Deaths Prevented With Nuclear Fuels http://climate.nasa.gov/news/903/ Interesting Run-through of Chernobyl https://leatherbarrowa.exposure.co/chernobyl *Not every source listed was used in the end video.
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Career paths in sustainability
 
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Advice about how to think through sustainability career options from Katie Kross, Managing Director of the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Katie shares a framework for thinking about jobs at the intersection of social/environmental impact and business.
Tools for Building Energy Efficiency  Resources for Policy and Project Progress Tracking
 
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This webinar focuses on available analytical tools that can help cities, sub-national governments and local stakeholders in accelerating energy efficiency actions in the building sector. The webinar is hosted by the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2) in collaboration with the World Resources Institute (WRI), under the umbrella of the Sustainable Energy for All Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform. This is the fourth event in the webinar series devoted to analytical tools initiated in support of the Building Efficiency Accelerator. Other related webinars can be found here: http://kms.energyefficiencycentre.org/collection/building-efficiency-accelerators-webinars The webinar focuses on is on tracking progress of energy efficiency policies and projects and the role online tools and resources can play in assisting local policy-makers in this process. This webinar is discussing application of online tools for tracking progress towards accelerating energy efficiency in buildings and practical experience from cities with a particular focus on: 1. Greenhouse Gas Protocol 2. ICLEI Clear Path 3. Milwaukee’s Better Building Challenge Speakers: • Ksenia Petrichenko, Researcher, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency - Introduction and Welcome (00:00) - Overview of tools for tracking progress on energy efficiency in buildings (08:31) - Wrap-up (01:06:03) • Shannon Hilsey, Project Coordinator, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities (03:53) • Alex Kovac, Research Analyst, WRI (19:45) • Michael Steinhoff, Program Manager, ICLEI (35:10) • Erick Shambarger, Director, Environmental Collaboration Office, City of Milwaukee (50:33) • Rose Buss, Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Environmental Collaboration Office, City of Milwaukee (54:41) • Q&A (01:08:20)
Webinar on Tools for Building Energy Efficiency Resources for Policy Design
 
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Under the umbrella of SE4All Global Efficiency Accelerator Platform the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2) in collaboration with the World Resource Institute (WRI), hosted this webinar on 31 March 2016. The focus of this webinar is on policy design and the role available online tools and resources can play in assisting policy-makers in shaping their policy efforts. Information on policy developments in different countries is often scattered and guidance on effective design of policy packages might not be readily available, which often undermines the effectiveness of policy development efforts. In this regard tools, which collect, structure and make such information available, present an important value for policy-making and expert communities. The webinar panelists are: - Brian Dean, International Energy Agency’s Energy Efficiency unit - Stefan Thomas, Director of the Research Group ‘Energy, Transport and Climate Policy’ at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy - Benigna Boza-Kiss, Researcher at Central European University (CEU), Centre for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policies (3CSEP) - Eric Mackres, Building Efficiency Manager with the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities - Ksenia Petrichenko, Researcher at the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency
MSc Energy and Environment
 
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Professor Alison Tomlin and students discuss what it is like to study on the MSc Energy and Environment at the University of Leeds. Find out more: http://www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/chemical/postgraduate/masters-energy-environment/index.shtml
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The Forum: Power Shift: Energy and Environmental Policy for a Changing Global Climate
 
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Milbank Tweed Forum Wednesday, February 3 Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge Following the UN Climate Change conference in Paris, an expert at the Council on Foreign Relations said, “The world finally has a framework for cooperating on climate change that’s suited to the task.”* What remains in question is the follow-through of 195 nations. The United States has adopted the Clean Power Plan, which is now being challenged in the courts. The NYU Law Magazine, for its annual roundtable, has convened Law School alumni and faculty who are experts in regulatory policy, environmental law, global climate change, and energy—from the perspectives of law, policy, economics, and industry—to explore the future of US energy and environmental policy. * "Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris,” New York Times, December 12, 2015 PANEL: C. Boyden Gray, Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates; former US Ambassador to the European Union; former US Special Envoy to Europe for Eurasian Energy; Adjunct Professor of Law Nat Keohane, Vice President of Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund; former Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environment, National Economic Council and Domestic Policy Council; Adjunct Professor of Law Karl Kindig '75, Attorney at Law; former President and Chief Executive Officer, Pittston Coal Richard Revesz, Lawrence King Professor of Law; Dean Emeritus; Director, Institute for Policy Integrity; Author (with Jack Lienke '11), Struggling for Air: Power Plants and the "War on Coal" Bryce Rudyk LLM '08, Senior Legal Advisor, Mission of Maldives to the United Nations; Climate Program Director, Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy, and Land Use Law; Adjunct Professor of Law Amelia Salzman '85, Principal, Lazer's Bight; former Associate Director for Policy Outreach, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Adjunct Professor of Law MODERATOR: Ignacia S. Moreno '90, Chief Executive Officer and Principal, The iMoreno Group, PLC; former Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, US Department of Justice (2009-13)
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Innovating for the clean energy economy
 
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Which clean energy solutions are effective, and which need more work? Through explorations of household, city, and regional clean energy innovations and implementation efforts, Professor Daniel Kammen both analyzes successful innovation processes and identifies the areas that need urgent action and targeted programs. A mixture of analytic and empirical studies are used to explore what steps have worked and where dramatic new approaches are needed. This talk was presented on March 6, 2018 as part of the IHS Markit Seminar Series. 3 questions with Kammen: http://energy.mit.edu/news/3-questions-innovating-for-the-clean-energy-economy Listen to this talk as a podcast: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/innovating-for-the-clean-energy-economy/id1348837449?i=1000406455867&mt=2 Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ddhx7u2kr6ctosjqagtejjlofv4?t=Innovating_for_the_clean_energy_economy-MIT_Energy_Initiative SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/mitenergy/innovating-for-the-clean-energy-economy More options: http://energy.mit.edu/podcast About the speaker: Daniel Kammen is a professor of energy at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Department of Nuclear Engineering. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory and former director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. His research focuses on energy supply; transmission; the smart grid and low-carbon energy systems; the life-cycle impacts of transportation options; and energy for community development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He has published extensively on these topics and testified numerous times in U.S. state and federal congressional briefings. In 2010, Kammen was appointed the first energy fellow of the Environment and Climate Partnership for the Americas; he has also served the state of California and the U.S. federal government in several other expert and advisory capacities. ___ The MIT Energy Initiative is MIT’s hub for energy research, education, and outreach. Learn more at http://energy.mit.edu.
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Canada, Energy, and the Environment: A Conversation with Jim Prentice
 
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The former Premier of Alberta, Jim Prentice, is now a Visiting Global Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute. He’s writing a book with the working title, “Canada, Energy, and the Environment.” Prentice says that when it comes to energy resources, “Canadian governments play checkers, while others play chess.” His thoughts on what Canada needs to do to reach its global energy potential provide the focus for this edition of Wilson Center NOW. Guest Jim Prentice, a Visiting Global Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute, served as the 16th Premier of Alberta and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta before retiring from government in 2015. He also served as a Federal Cabinet minister and is a lawyer with a background in Aboriginal land claims. Mr. Prentice served in Stephen Harper’s Cabinet, with portfolios in Indian Affairs and Northern Development; Industry; and Environment. From 2011 to 2014, he held a senior position with CIBC, before returning to politics to become Premier of Alberta. Host John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.
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[SBC 2014] Energy and the Environment: The Environmental Cost of Resource Extraction
 
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The Student Budget Consultation is a civic education and financial literacy program for high school students across Canada. The process gives young people an opportunity to learn about government and current affairs, debate varying viewpoints about public policy and offer their own opinion on the priorities of the federal budget. Visit the Student Budget Consultation website: http://www.civix.ca/sbc/ Register your school today: http://civix.ca/csbc/register/ CIVIX is proudly non-partisan and the opinions expressed in this video do not reflect those of our organization. Follow the panelists on Twitter: Althia Raj: @althiaraj Robin MacLachlan: @RobMacLachlan Susan Smith: @susansmithott Jason Lietaer: @jasonlietaer
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Renewable Energy 101 | National Geographic
 
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There are many benefits to using renewable energy resources, but what is it exactly? From solar to wind, find out more about alternative energy, the fastest-growing source of energy in the world—and how we can use it to combat climate change. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Select footage courtesy NASA https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11056 Renewable Energy 101 | National Geographic https://youtu.be/1kUE0BZtTRc National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Building resources and relationships: Determining what and who you need
 
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Recorded January 18, 2017. Featured speaker: Rosemary Pleva Flynn, Principal Librarian, Library and Information Services Team Lead, Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota. For more information, see: https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/sahc/
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Environment ministry leads discussion to maximise use of renewable energy
 
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Stakeholders in the energy sector held a meeting to discuss ways in which renewable energy can be used as an effective resource in Kenya by 2030. Speaking during a press conference, ministry of environment cabinet secretary Judy Wakhungu noted that Kenya needs to exploit the resource further. Following this, an expo organized by renewable energy solutions in Africa in collaboration with Africa-EU energy partnership will be held to discuss ways in which financing solutions for the projects will be resolved, fostering further dialogue on renewable energy. Citizen TV is Kenya's leading television station commanding an audience reach of over 60% and in its over 12 years of existence as a pioneer brand for the Royal Media Services (RMS), it has set footprints across the country leaving no region uncovered. This is your ideal channel for the latest and breaking news, top stories, politics, business, sports, lifestyle and entertainment from Kenya and around the world. Follow us: http://citizentv.co.ke https://twitter.com/citizentvkenya https://www.facebook.com/Citizentvkenya https://plus.google.com/+CitizenTVKenya https://instagram.com/citizentvkenya
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The Outlook for Offshore Energy Production in a Low Oil Price Environment
 
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November 2, 2017 Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a discussion on the outlook for offshore energy production in a low oil price environment. Jason Bordoff, CGEP Founding Director, moderates the discussion and we are pleased to be joined by: Lars Christian Bacher, Executive Vice President, Development & Production International, Statoil Tommy Beaudreau, Partner, Environment, Land & Resources Department of Latham & Watkins and former Chief of Staff at the US Interior Department Antoine Halff, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy Amy Jaffe, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations Adrián Lajous, non-resident Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy and former Director General of Pemex
Environment California Energy Efficiency Resource
 
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Environment California's Stephanie Droste-Packham releases a new resource for people interested in making their homes more energy efficient: www.environmentcalifornia.org/center/plug-into-clean-energy
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Studying Energy and Environmental Issues at Berkeley
 
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Severin Borenstein, Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business and Director of the University of California Energy Institute, discusses the reasons why Berkeley is the ideal place to study energy and environmental issues. Learn more: http://executive.berkeley.edu/programs/business-environment/
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University of Alberta MBA - Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment
 
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Dr. Joseph Doucet discusses the Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment specialization in the University of Alberta MBA Program. Find out more about the Alberta MBA at: www.mba.net
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Steven Chu Presents "Energy and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities"
 
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Dr. Steven Chu discusses climate change, new pathways and opportunities to renewable energy, and the challenges the country faces. Dr. Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Physics and Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. Prior to his role at Stanford, Dr. Chu served as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy under President Barack Obama from January 2009 until April 2013. As the longest serving Energy Secretary, he began several initiatives including ARPA-E (Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy), the Energy Innovation Hubs, and the Clean Energy Ministerial meetings. Hosted by the Public Management and Social Innovation Program at the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, the Conradin von Gugelberg Memorial Lecture on the Environment is an annual event that was established by members of the Stanford MBA Class of 1987 in memory of their classmate who had a special commitment to preserving and protecting the Earth's resources.
Indigenous Environmental Stewardship - NARF 45th Anniversary CLE
 
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Indigenous Environmental Stewardship Moderator: Christina Warner, Wyss Fellow, Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Panelists: Heather Kendall-Miller, Staff Attorney, NARF Alaska Office Don Wharton, Staff Attorney, NARF Boulder Office Native American Rights Fund 45th Anniversary Continuing Legal Education November 5, 2015 University of Colorado Law School Boulder, CO
Technology Promotes Environmental Protection
 
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NOTE: If you need captions, please click the CC button on the player to turn them on. EPA’s National Enforcement Investigations Center is an environmental forensic center. NEIC scientists work with a variety of technologies to monitor, collect data and analyze pollutants in the environment to better understand the threat to human health and ecosystems. Advanced technologies provide tools for scientists to measure pollutants emitted from both large and small sources that can adversely affect entire communities, and in some instances the results are available almost instantaneously. For more information about NEIC, go http://www.epa.gov/moreinfo/neic For more about EPA: http://www.epa.gov/ We accept comments according to our comment policy: http://blog.epa.gov/blog/comment-policy/
Conservation and Environmental Center, Colorado Springs Utilities
 
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Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Address: 2855 Mesa Road (map) Phone: 719-668-4555 Our Conservation and Environmental Center is your one stop for all things energy and water efficiency. Learn how to use energy and water wisely by touring our Xeriscape™ Demonstration Garden, using our extensive resource library or trying out one of our hands-on displays, including solar and wind power, CFL and LED lighting, low-flow indoor and outdoor water equipment, holiday lights and more. Water and energy experts are on site to help answer questions you may have. You are also welcome to visit the garden in the evenings and weekends; however, staff are not available during these times.
Economics and Environmental Policy
 
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The Institute for Policy Integrity's 10th Anniversary Conference Energy and Environmental Policy: The Quest for Rationality September 28, 2018 Panelists: • Megan Ceronsky, Executive Director, Center for Applied Environmental Law and Policy; former Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to President Obama • Richard Morgenstern, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future; former Senior Economic Counselor to the Undersecretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of State • Vickie Patton, General Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund • Jonathan Pershing, Program Director for Environment, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; former Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State Moderator: • Michael Livermore, Professor, University of Virginia School of Law; founding Executive Director, Institute for Policy Integrity
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Can We Rely on Wind and Solar Energy?
 
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Is green energy, particularly wind and solar energy, the solution to our climate and energy problems? Or should we be relying on things like natural gas, nuclear energy, and even coal for our energy needs and environmental obligations? Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress explains. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: Are wind and solar power the answer to our energy needs? There’s a lot of sun and a lot of wind. They’re free. They’re clean. No CO2 emissions. So, what’s the problem? Why do solar and wind combined provide less than 2% of the world’s energy? To answer these questions, we need to understand what makes energy, or anything else for that matter, cheap and plentiful. For something to be cheap and plentiful, every part of the process to produce it, including every input that goes into it, must be cheap and plentiful. Yes, the sun is free. Yes, wind is free. But the process of turning sunlight and wind into useable energy on a mass scale is far from free. In fact, compared to the other sources of energy -- fossil fuels, nuclear power, and hydroelectric power, solar and wind power are very expensive. The basic problem is that sunlight and wind as energy sources are both weak (the more technical term is dilute) and unreliable (the more technical term is intermittent). It takes a lot of resources to collect and concentrate them, and even more resources to make them available on-demand. These are called the diluteness problem and the intermittency problem. The diluteness problem is that, unlike coal or oil, the sun and the wind don’t deliver concentrated energy -- which means you need a lot of additional materials to produce a unit of energy. For solar power, such materials can include highly purified silicon, phosphorus, boron, and a dozen other complex compounds like titanium dioxide. All these materials have to be mined, refined and/or manufactured in order to make solar panels. Those industrial processes take a lot of energy. For wind, needed materials include high-performance compounds for turbine blades and the rare-earth metal neodymium for lightweight, specialty magnets, as well as the steel and concrete necessary to build structures -- thousands of them -- as tall as skyscrapers. And as big a problem as diluteness is, it’s nothing compared to the intermittency problem. This isn’t exactly a news flash, but the sun doesn’t shine all the time. And the wind doesn’t blow all the time. The only way for solar and wind to be truly useful would be if we could store them so that they would be available when we needed them. You can store oil in a tank. Where do you store solar or wind energy? No such mass-storage system exists. Which is why, in the entire world, there is not one real or proposed independent, freestanding solar or wind power plant. All of them require backup. And guess what the go-to back-up is: fossil fuel. Here’s what solar and wind electricity look like in Germany, which is the world’s leader in “renewables”. The word erratic leaps to mind. Wind is constantly varying, sometimes disappearing completely. And solar produces little in the winter months when Germany most needs energy. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/can-we-rely-wind-and-solar-energy
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Environmental and Energy Law Program at GW Law
 
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Established at the beginning of the modern environmental law era, The George Washington University Law School's Environmental & Energy Law Program has been at the forefront of education in the field for more than 40 years. Today, the program is expanding significantly to provide the next generation of environmental and energy lawyers with the tools they need to tackle the local, national, and international challenges facing the planet and its inhabitants, including climate change, fisheries depletion, air pollution, water scarcity, and developing new sources of energy. GW Law is located in the heart of the nation's capital, where environmental and energy law policy is debated and made. The Law School's location provides students with unique opportunities to learn environmental and energy law from nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field and to work with some of the most influential government and nonprofit environmental organizations in the world.
Environmental and Natural Resources Law
 
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Attorney Phil Cha describes the field of environmental and natural resources law. Learn more about fields of law: http://discoverlaw.org/considering/fields-of-law.asp
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Audrey Mascarenhas - Energy vs  Environment, Do we have to choose?
 
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As Western Canada and the oil and gas resource sector look forward to what could be a turnaround after two years of fiscal restraint, a much heated debate is occurring over whether we can develop our resources in an acceptable manner for all. The Alberta provincial government and Canada’s federal governing party have both promised changes that consider environmental improvements. Upcoming mandates on the reduction in methane emissions from oil and gas wells could cost the industry millions of dollars over the next several years. Can these environmental objectives be met and still ensure a strong and viable energy industry that is so vital to our province and country? At this upcoming Enbridge Research in Action seminar we will provide a perspective and showcase a Cleantech solution provider growing its presence and business over the past two years within the oil and gas sector while providing emissions control, social permission, regulatory support; all while offering its customers innovation at a lower price so that all stakeholders succeed. About the speaker: Audrey Mascarenhas has worked in energy for over 30 years with Gulf Canada Resources Ltd. and Questor Technology Inc. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary. Audrey served as a distinguished lecturer with the Society of Petroleum Engineers. She is a member of the Schulich Industry Engineering Advisory Council and an appointee to Alberta Government Small Medium Enterprise Export Council. Audrey was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Prairies Award for Cleantech and Environmental Services and received a national citation for Values-Based Innovation. She was chosen by Business in Calgary as a 2014 Leaders of Tomorrow. Audrey is a fellow of the Energy Futures Lab and serves on the Governor General’s innovation awards selection committee. Questor was recently recognized by MaRS Cleantech and the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) as one of Canada’s Top 10 Most Innovative Cleantech Companies.
The Forum: Environmental Regulation, the Economy, and Jobs
 
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With the continuing economic and employment crisis facing the nation, the connection between environmental protection, layoffs, and unemployment has become a major topic of national conversation. This panel on October 26, 2011discussed how the emphasis on jobs has affected the discourse over the economic effects of environmental policy, and examined how analysts can best account for and communicate the relationship between employment and environmental regulation. Panelists: Dina Cappiello, National Environment/Energy Reporter, The Associated Press Laurie Johnson, Climate Center Chief Economist, Natural Resources Defense Council Lewis T. Putnam, Partner, Head of Environmental and Natural Resources Practice Group, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP Carter Strickland, Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection Moderator: Richard Revesz, Dean, Lawrence King Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
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Jonn Axsen | School of Resource and Environmental Management | SFU
 
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Dr. Jonn Axsen is Assistant Professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University (SFU) where he explores transitions to sustainable energy systems. He draws from disciplines of economics, psychology, sociology and engineering to investigate the nexus of technology, environmental policy, and consumer behaviour. Jonn's study of consumers' social valuation of plug-in electric vehicles has earned him recognition as "Young Researcher of the Year" at the OECD's 2011 International Transportation Forum. His specific research interests include: Energy and transportation modeling Electric-mobility and alternative fuels and energy Consumer attitudes, values and behaviour Technology innovation and diffusion Social networks and social influence. In particular, Jonn strives to bring attention to the importance of "human" aspects of sustainable systems—understanding the attitudes, values and lifestyles of individual consumers, and how these can change. His research methods include large-scale consumer surveys, in-depth interviews and focus groups, energy-economy modeling, social network observation and analysis, discrete choice modeling, statistical analysis, factor and cluster analysis, technology assessment, and life-cycle impact analysis. His research has been funded by public and private organizations such as the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission, Natural Resources Canada, and BMW. Current projects include: consumer valuation of electric-mobility and green electricity, the social transmission of information and valuation of advanced vehicle technology, individual engagement in pro-environmental lifestyle practices, and regional characterizations of electric-mobility readiness.
Energy and Environment: Dr. Duncan Wood
 
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We asked Dr. Duncan Wood, Director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, about US-Mex relations with respect to energy and environment. What is the role of energy in the bilateral relation? What are the implications of the energy reform in Mexico? What role does shale gas play? What can we expect in the future? and how can young students help improve energy cooperation? Listen to Dr. Wood's answers to these questions here. Please comment on your thoughts and ideas!
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What Can We Learn from Energy Development in Iceland?
 
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Iceland is a country with virtually no fossil energy resources but has eectively developed geothermal and large scale hydropower to meet domestic needs and spur economic development. With a small, isolated population, immense natural resources and arctic environment, Iceland shares many similarities with Alaska but has taken a very different approach to enacting policies that attract industry, address energy security, and encourage economic growth. UAF researchers and students recently traveled to Iceland with the goal of identifying energy development lessons from our arctic neighbors.
Developing & Testing Human Decision-Making for Environmental Policy in Coastal Bangladesh - John Nay
 
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In this video, John Nay describes his current research. John is a Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering (www.cee.vanderbilt.edu) where he is studying Environmental Engineering, with a focus on Environmental Management and Policy. He is also a Fellow at the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment (http://www.vanderbilt.edu/viee/). He empirically studies —and models—public good and common-pool resource "social dilemmas" in order to understand combinations of behaviors and institutional designs that facilitate cooperation and welfare-improving investment decisions. He is also applying agent-based modeling to issues of climate change adaptation in South Asia and U.S. coastal real estate markets. John's research advisor is Mark Abkowitz, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University. John graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with High Distinction from the University of Virginia. He has interned for the Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, worked at an environmental policy firm, and conducted research on climate adaptation policy in the U.S. and in Bangladesh. He has also been awarded various honors, including a Fulbright Scholarship and the Senator John Warner Public Leadership Research Award. Dr. Mark Abkowitz specializes in enterprise risk management, hazardous materials transportation safety and security, assessing the impacts of energy choices and climate change, and the strategic and operational deployment of intelligent transportation systems. A Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University, he also served as the Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management Studies. Environmental Engineering graduate students focused in the environmental engineering, management and policy area participate in VCEMS, the Vanderbilt Center for Environmental Management. The Center is a Vanderbilt University system-wide initiative jointly led by the School of Engineering, the Owen Graduate School of Management, and the Law School. VCEMS activities are interdisciplinary and focus on environmental business, management and technology.Vanderbilt YouTube - Videos from Civil & Environmental Engineering Graduate Students & Researchers April 2012 Ensuring sustainability of water resources requires intense interactions among leaders in the business, government and non-profit sector as they face enormous challenges when making expensive decisions about infrastructure investments that will need to last late into the twenty-first century. An example of the new generation of environmental management and policy problems that will require innovative approaches is water stewardship. We are now living in an era of "post-stationarity," that is, a period when assumptions about stable environmental and ecosystem conditions are no longer valid. Consequently, for the rest of the century, the world is expected to face much higher levels of risk associated with water stressed regions, both in the form of access to clean water as well as exposure to severe floods and droughts. .Environmental issues are arguably the most pressing problem of the 21st century. These problems stem from patterns of human interaction with the earth and its ecosystems, and from unsustainable use of natural resources. For more information on the graduate program in Environmental Engineering, and the interdisciplinary studies in Environmental Management and Policy, visit www.cee.vanderbilt.edu.
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MSc Environmental Resource Management
 
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In this series of Graduate Programme testimonials by the UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science, Dr John Fry and student Alan Dunne give an overview of the MSc Environmental Resource Management. For more information on graduate taught programmes offered by UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science, visit www.ucd.ie/agfood/study/graduatetaughtprogrammes
Water Resources-Volatile Suspendid Solids Environmental Question
 
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Great water resources problem convering an environmental question on volitile suspendid solids. Check out http://www.civilengineeringacademy.com/ for more include a great PE breadth exam!!
L-05 BASICS OF ENERGY AND  ENVIRONMENT || ESE PRELIMS PAPER 1
 
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KEY POINTS Of this video : IUCN RED DATA BOOK RED LIST BY IUCN EX SITU AND IN SITU NATIONAL PARK WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES BIOSPHERE RESERVE CORE, BUFFER AND TRANSITIONAL ZONE CONSERVATION RESERVE COMMUNITY RESERVE NOTE : From 2017 on wards, ESE syllabus was changed and UPSC has decided that the Engineering Services Exam(ESE)Prelims comprised of two papers Paper 1: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude Paper 2: Technical paper under Paper 1: General Studies and Engineering Aptitude, new 10 topics were included in the Paper and one of them is "Basics of Energy and Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, Climate Change, Environmental impact assessment" MY FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/kartikbhardwaj123/
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The Solar Garden is an Educational Environment Center
 
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The environmental issue has gathered momentum in Israel, too, and it has become a public consensus that in order to bring about a behavioral change, there must be an investment in education. The purpose of the solar garden is to enhance a change in the public perception regarding the environment. Today, school children from different grades are visiting the garden. The garden is divided into three disciplines: energy, water, and resources. [Yaniv Fieldust, CEO, "The Solar Garden"]: "When presenting each of the disciplines we touch first on the existing status, examine its problems and how we can improve the situation by changing the way we make use of resources and by using technologies." Water can be used more than once, perhaps even countless times. In this facility the water from the fish pond goes to a green basin where vegetables are grown. Tiny germs living on the sea shore turn fish manure into a fertilizer, and this way the water, too, is purified. From there the water returns again to the fish pond, so that the fish always have clean water. Learning occurs through experiencing and by using all the senses. [Yaniv Fieldust, CEO, "The Solar Garden"]: "Children need to learn by touching, through the senses: through the sense of smell, the sense of hearing, the sense of taste." Nothing goes to waste. The children learn how to recycle paper, how to manufacture new sheets of paper. And what have the children learned in the various workshops? [Noam Shapira, Student of Sharet School, Pardes-Hanna]: "We took an old bottle and cut it in half, and then we made half a circle and got a sort of a ping-pong paddle. We made balls from old newspapers and then we could actually play." [Sasha Abramovitz, Student of Sharet School, Pardes-Hanna]: "What I liked best was to burn the wood with the help of the magnifying glass. It's like the sun took its rays, as if its heat reached the magnifying glass and the glass burned the wood." In the solar garden one can also learn how to manufacture electricity by using coal and oil, and there is no end to the imagination. [Guy Raphaelovitz, Student of Sharet School, Pardes-Hanna]: "You make electricity from such a boat, and it is transferred to that wheel that turns around, and then it goes to the electricity of the poles." In making flutes out of reeds, as our forefathers have done in different cultures, the children acquired an additional value: working in cooperation with each other. [Yaniv Fieldust, CEO, "The Solar Garden"]: "Once the children take that knowledge home with them and pass it on to their parents, the parents change their behavior as well. They start recycling bottles; It starts with bottles." Hopefully, the next generation will be prepared for saving the natural resources which are running short, and for making use of renewable energies. Reporter:Aviva Grunpeter Photographer:Anat Markram NTD News, Israel
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A  World Class Knowledge Center on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
 
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A brief account of the TERI Library and Information Center...and showing its capabilities and achievements. Over the years, LIC has undertaken several specialized projects of Govt, multi-lateral and bi-lateral organisations. The current strength of LIC is that, it is in the verge of setting up a Knowledge Management System at an Enterprise level.
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University of Arizona, Water and Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center
 
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The WEST Center: A unique facility to address tomorrow’s challenges together. The $5.5 million state-of-the-art Water & Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center is the University’s leading facility in the development of new technologies that deal with water scarcity and reuse. The facility is co-located at the Agua Nueva water campus of Pima County, providing a unique venue to conduct the translational research necessary to advance the sustainable technologies of the future. The WEST Center represents an important partnership—among few in the nation—that brings together various stakeholders to address some of the grand environmental challenges facing society today. The Center maintains a membership program to engage participants from industry, government and academia. The partnership currently involves Pima County, Tucson Water, numerous industrial partners, and the University of Arizona. Utilizing the joint expertise of cross-cutting disciplines from colleges and departments across the University of Arizona, WEST Center occupies a special position at the epicenter of research, education, outreach,and industrial partnerships in North America for water and energy technologies.
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