Renewable Energy

We're going to run out of any kind of fossil fuels, so we need to move on to a renewable source.

Planet Forward
Get an up-close look at how Mary Njenga's briquette formula can produce cheap, clean fuel and a sustainable business for women in Kenya for about two cents each.
Passive solar in summer
Passive solar in summer
Sustainable Architecture
Passive solar building design works year round to save on utilities. It is a cost-effective way to take a home or building 50% or more off the grid, thus making the addition oif PVs a much more affordable option for going completely off the grid.... Read More
The Pennsylvania State University
Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom-up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of Penn State mechanical engineers, who also see applications for batteries, biosensors and optical electronics... Read More
Blog by Gabe Salkin; Video by Leor Reef and Gabe Salkin
Blog by Gabe Salkin; Video by Leor Reef and Gabe Salkin
George Washington University
Solar can be hard to set up for one person alone, but DC residents are involving the whole community in light of falling prices and tax incentives.
Going Solar in DC
Planet Forward, GWU School of Media and Public Affairs
How easy is it to go solar in the nation's capitol?
Video by Joey Rabinowitz
Video by Joey Rabinowitz
George Washington University
Amit Ronen of the GW Solar Institute talks about what it will take to make solar a viable option at scale, technologically and economically. 
Gateway – On the leading edge of a green economy.
Gateway – On the leading edge of a green economy.
Gateway Technical College
CLA 2014 ASSOCIATE/TRIBAL COLLEGE WINNER: Gateway Technical College is educating students for practical leadership in sustainability.
Video by Chloe Sorvino and Cory Weinberg
Video by Chloe Sorvino and Cory Weinberg
Fracking is part of a contentious debate across the U.S. But just how did we get to this modern day gold rush?
Planet Forward
We look at the Ivanpah solar thermal plant, a 400 megawatt facility that uses mirrors to reflect sunlight onto energy towers instead of burning coal to make steam.
Planet Forward
Montana State University research may have cracked the code on food-free biofuel.

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