Energy

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Planet Forward Host Frank Sesno travels to the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) to find out, what is a Sky Trough? Utility-scale parabolic trough solar concentrators harness the sun's energy to make steam for electricity generation. The thermal... Read More
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The National Renewable Energy Labs are researching a new way to store renewable energy: in hydrogen. Wind and solar energy are used to create hydrogen and stored in tanks that can be used to power the grid or your car. While no single alternative to... Read More
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Planet Forward host, Frank Sesno visits with a homeowner with a passion for solar - National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) researcher Steve Robins built his own home energy system from the technologies he helped develop in the lab. He produces more... Read More
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Our host, Frank Sesno, visits the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) to check out a Prius they've retrofitted to be a plug-in hybrid vehicle. The cars are charged by solar panels in their parking lot. NREL's plug-in hybrid electric vehicle... Read More
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It's almost as universal to our lives as air, but how many of us really know where our electricity comes from or how it gets to our homes? Is our energy infrastructure up to the 21st consumer's demands? Is it really worth the investment to upgrade.
Oil and gas may dominate popular conceptions of Texas, but a small town called Rosco is blowing through those stereotypes. Watch
Dependent on technology developed over 100 years ago, our energy grid is in trouble. Consumption is increasing dramatically, and the construction of our power lines has fallen far behind, setting the stage for more serious and frequent blackouts in... Read More
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By Victoria Riess, Haley Lesavoy & Mark Abramson The technology is here, but without an infrastructure to implement it, there will be no progress.

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