Renewable Energy

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

Minnesota 2020
With less than 1,300 people, Royalton, MN, has only one traffic light in town, and the police station, library, and government office occupy one modest building. As small as it is, the local government has established a progressive vision to the... Read More
Minnesota 2020
We have an opportunity for energy utilities to diversify, from just generating and selling power to being a comprehensive energy services and management provider. Companies like Xcel are already catching on, but as demands change, as renewables... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Heating water eats up a lot of energy. In Minnesota, the colder climate puts even more demand on hot water systems. However, the state's potential for solar energy can help offset that negative. Recently, Ramsey County's Law Enforcement Center... Read More
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
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.
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
University of Mississippi
Video produced by Meredith Moore (Instructor: Kristen Swain) Dr. Waheed Uddin, Ole Miss civil engineering professor, introduces a lifecycle analysis (LCA) approach to evaluating alternative energy infrastructure and other sustainability projects. He... Read More
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
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
We take a look at a technology that can cut toxic mercury and sulfur emissions from coal, and could even be burned as a carbon neutral alternative to fossil fuels.