Energy

Minnesota 2020
Minnesota is on track to reach the goals set in the Renewable Energy Standard. This progess has prompted energy, environmental, labor, and faith leaders to call for even higher energy standards: 40% of total energy from renewable energy sources by... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Leaky faucets and toilets in homes add up to escalating water bills and are a nuisance for water conservation. It's known that slight problems with basic plumbing can often go unfixed by the elderly, low-income folks, and people with disabilities.... Read More
A 3-minute description of the technology and policy associated with one of the four main types of concentrated solar power - the solar power tower. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
An illustrated exploration of Iceland's energy consumption, and the underlying reasons for the country's high level of energy use. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
Brief history and possible application of graphene as an energy storage material. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
Hydropower turbines have become increasingly more fish-friendly as wildlife impacts have grown. This brief history highlights some fish preservation strategies and concludes with a promising fish-friendly turbine model by the Alden laboratories.... Read More
What role does DC (direct current) power played in our society today compared to the initial years of electricity distribution? Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
An overview of cellulosic biofuels and policy action regarding them. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
This video gives an overview of the costs and benefits of bottled water. Energy Technology & Policy Spring 2013, Dr. Michael Webber, UT Austin.
The tension between environmental impact, population and technology led scientist Paul Ehrlich, John Holdren and Barry Commoner to formulate an equation that describes the relationship between these forces, which came to be known as the IPAT... Read More

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