Renewable Energy

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

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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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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
Oil and gas may dominate popular conceptions of Texas, but a small town called Rosco is blowing through those stereotypes. Watch
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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.
By Madeline Twomey & Juliette Dallas-Feeney. Arlington, VA school-teacher Gail Carten explains her participation in GM's Project Driveway- a test market of the hydrogen fuel-cell car, which produces zero emissions. Fall 2009.
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Planet Forward host Frank Sesno visits the Wind Turbine Company in Colorado, and explores the promise and hurdles of wind as an alternative energy source. Wind turbines like these could power about 3000 homes--200 could replace 1 coal plant--while... Read More
The Town of Portsmouth, RI, raised its own wind turbine hoping to reduce the carbon footprint for this small New England community.
Since the 1970s, diesel has been the fuel for the farm – diesel for tractors, farm trucks and harvesting equipment. Diesel ran everything but the livestock. But with record high oil prices in the states, the focus is now on alternative energy... Read More

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