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Film about renewable Energy training in UK & Europe run by not for profit company Embrace Cooperation Ltd, who’s headquarters are based in Brixton, London.
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http://www.ted.com What would happen if we could generate power from our windowpanes? In this moving talk, entrepreneur Justin Hall-Tipping shows the materials that could make that possible, and how questioning our notion of ‘normal’ can lead to extraordinary breakthroughs.
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate.
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Wind of Change is a short documentary that shows how Fintry in rural Stirlingshire, Scotland, has embraced renewable Energy for a more sustainable future for their village.
In the age of peak oil, fuel poverty has become a serious issue throughout Scotland, where 30% of the population is not on mains gas and rely on expensive and carbon intensive heating systems. The village of Fintry is fighting back. After long negotiations, they became the first village in the UK to enter a joint-venture agreement with a wind farm developer that secured a wind turbine for the community. From the income stream the turbine generates, Fintry has given free insulation to more than half of all households in the village and is now embarking on new ambitious projects to eventually make the village carbon-neutral. The film portrays the village of Fintry as it carries out a number of new projects such as installation of micro-Renewable heating systems, planting a community orchard and opening a woodland learning area for the local primary school.
Visit the film’s website: http://windofchangefilm.wordpress.com/
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Energy.gov’s live chat series. In this episode Arun Majumdar, Director of ARPA-E takes questions about Department of Energy research and development investments that will move us off of foreign oil and toward the clean Energy infrastructure of our future.
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The transition to a Renewable Energy economy will mean more than just a change in energy policy—it will signal the emergence of a more equal economic system and the breakup of massive concentrations of wealth bound up in our reliance on fossil fuels. And it will require an activist movement that dares to challenge the country to choose between corporate plutocracy or a green, fair economy.
In this interview with Kevin Gosztola at Netroots Nation 2011, Peaceful Uprising’s Tim DeChristopher explains how environmental activists are using civil disobedience techniques learned from earlier American social movements to take bold action to resist the anti-environment status quo. DeChristopher currently faces up to four and half years of jail time for disrupting a 2008 auction of public lands arranged by the Bush administration.
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http://www.infineon.com/energy-efficiency – Energy means life: It heats houses, powers cars and lights megacities. The global appetite for energy is voracious, while resources are dwindling.
One third of the energy consumed worldwide is electricity and the trend is rising. The name of the key energy source of the future is energy efficiency. Optimal electricity use is achieved by harnessing smart semiconductor technology: Innovative chip solutions fine-tune cars, industrial plants, consumer and household electronics to use less energy. And smart meters permit evaluation of every kilowatt hour with to-the-minute accuracy, helping to save electricity.
The future of Wind Energy can be identified in offshore areas worldwide. Looking just at the North- and Baltic Sea, around 30 offshore wind farms are planned to come up in the next few years.
Tomorrow’s electricity grids will be smart
The electricity grids of the future will feed themselves locally from wind, sun and water. However peaks and troughs are inevitable. Smart grids will control the power supply and demand thus ensuring a reliable flow of current.
Employing Infineon’s innovative semiconductor solutions means that electricity comes from the socket with low losses. Our power electronics transmit energy from the power station to the consumer efficiently, over thousands of kilometers.
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The Cape Verde Islands get plenty of sunshine and strong winds all year long. The island nation in the Atlantic Ocean already draws a fourth of its Energy needs from wind and solar energy. But the island’s government aims to double that amount by 2020 and scale back the use of polluting fossil fuels. It’s the first country in western Africa to pass a law on Renewable energies.
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