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As the lone proponent of America’s natural gas abundance in the 1970s, Robert Hefner is not new to the conversation surrounding renewable energy. Back then, he was a leader in the successful effort to deregulate natural gas prices during the Carter... Read More
Did you know that the cost of using electricity changes throughout the day? A business in New York shows us how smart meters can help us save money and energy. Watch
THIS WEEK: Did you know the vegetable oil we use to make our french fries could also power our cars? In this webisode, Planet Forward drops by GreenLight BioFuels’ new plant in Maryland where they’ve been turning cooking waste into biofuel.
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Did you know beer could be green? Neither did we. At first when my partner and I set out to do this project, we thought our innovation was the fact that a local brewery, DC Brau, reused their waste by paying farmers to take it to their farms and... Read More
Planet Forward
THIS WEEK: Holy cow! This week Planet Forward got up close and personal with some Virginia livestock. DC Brau, the first local brewery in D.C. feeds their organic waste to livestock in the Virginia area. Take a look!
Planet Forward
Linda Yarr has been working with communities in Southeast Asia to build resiliency to climate change. How can we help the developing world adapt to climate change and gain access to energy when oil and coal are becoming more restricted? What is the... Read More
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Vietnam is one of the 10 countries considered most vulnerable to climate change. How are the people there coping with the changes? PISA, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia, visits a rice growing community to discover what adaptation... Read More
Planet Forward
Former three-term Albuquerque mayor Marty Chavez has some sage advice for other mayors: "Providing water may not get you elected, but not providing water will get you fired." It seems New York City's Mayor Bloomberg could use his advice. In a... Read More
Planet Forward
Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials, led the effort to retrofit all 6,514 windows of the Empire State Building. Over the next year Kevin hopes to perfect a business model that will improve the return on investment for implementing green building... Read More
Planet Forward
By Mike Sweigart (presenter), Kim Ouillette, David McCutcheon, Jennifer Clay, and Jonas Garcia. For a graduate level course on urban sustainability at The George Washington University, our group studied how cities in the southwest United States are... Read More

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