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Here's Where the Juice That Powers Batteries Comes From
 
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Ashlee Vance explores lithium mining in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Watch the full episode of 'Hello World: Chile': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii1aMY-vU70 Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 And subscribe to Bloomberg Politics for the latest political news: http://www.youtube.com/BloombergPolitics?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/ Bloomberg Television brings you coverage of the biggest business stories and exclusive interviews with newsmakers, 24 hours a day: http://www.bloomberg.com/live Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/bloombergtv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BloombergTelevision Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergtv
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Can We Rely on Wind and Solar Energy?
 
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Is green energy, particularly wind and solar energy, the solution to our climate and energy problems? Or should we be relying on things like natural gas, nuclear energy, and even coal for our energy needs and environmental obligations? Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress explains. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: Are wind and solar power the answer to our energy needs? There’s a lot of sun and a lot of wind. They’re free. They’re clean. No CO2 emissions. So, what’s the problem? Why do solar and wind combined provide less than 2% of the world’s energy? To answer these questions, we need to understand what makes energy, or anything else for that matter, cheap and plentiful. For something to be cheap and plentiful, every part of the process to produce it, including every input that goes into it, must be cheap and plentiful. Yes, the sun is free. Yes, wind is free. But the process of turning sunlight and wind into useable energy on a mass scale is far from free. In fact, compared to the other sources of energy -- fossil fuels, nuclear power, and hydroelectric power, solar and wind power are very expensive. The basic problem is that sunlight and wind as energy sources are both weak (the more technical term is dilute) and unreliable (the more technical term is intermittent). It takes a lot of resources to collect and concentrate them, and even more resources to make them available on-demand. These are called the diluteness problem and the intermittency problem. The diluteness problem is that, unlike coal or oil, the sun and the wind don’t deliver concentrated energy -- which means you need a lot of additional materials to produce a unit of energy. For solar power, such materials can include highly purified silicon, phosphorus, boron, and a dozen other complex compounds like titanium dioxide. All these materials have to be mined, refined and/or manufactured in order to make solar panels. Those industrial processes take a lot of energy. For wind, needed materials include high-performance compounds for turbine blades and the rare-earth metal neodymium for lightweight, specialty magnets, as well as the steel and concrete necessary to build structures -- thousands of them -- as tall as skyscrapers. And as big a problem as diluteness is, it’s nothing compared to the intermittency problem. This isn’t exactly a news flash, but the sun doesn’t shine all the time. And the wind doesn’t blow all the time. The only way for solar and wind to be truly useful would be if we could store them so that they would be available when we needed them. You can store oil in a tank. Where do you store solar or wind energy? No such mass-storage system exists. Which is why, in the entire world, there is not one real or proposed independent, freestanding solar or wind power plant. All of them require backup. And guess what the go-to back-up is: fossil fuel. Here’s what solar and wind electricity look like in Germany, which is the world’s leader in “renewables”. The word erratic leaps to mind. Wind is constantly varying, sometimes disappearing completely. And solar produces little in the winter months when Germany most needs energy. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/can-we-rely-wind-and-solar-energy
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Which Power Source Is Most Efficient?
 
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Australian researchers just unveiled the most efficient solar panels ever. How efficient are they, and what is the most efficient source of energy? Get 15% off http://www.domain.com's s domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code DNEWS at checkout! Read More: In world first -- UNSW researchers convert sunlight to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-12/uons-iwf120514.php "UNSW Australia's solar researchers have converted over 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported." New world record for solar cell efficiency at 46% French-German cooperation confirms competitive advantages of European photovoltaic industry http://www.ise.fraunhofer.de/en/press-and-media/press-releases/press-releases-2014/new-world-record-for-solar-cell-efficiency-at-46-percent "A new world record for the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity has been established." Australia develops world's most efficient solar panels http://rt.com/business/212383-australia-record-solar-energy/ "?Australian researchers have developed a new method of using commercial solar panels that converts more electricity from sunlight than ever before." What is the efficiency of different types of power plants? http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=107&t=3 "One measure of the efficiency of a power plant that converts a fuel into heat and into electricity is the heat rate." Improving Efficiencies http://www.worldcoal.org/coal-the-environment/coal-use-the-environment/improving-efficiencies/ "Improving efficiency levels increases the amount of energy that can be extracted from a single unit of coal." The Most Common Electricity Sources in the U.S. http://pureenergies.com/us/blog/the-most-common-electricity-sources-in-the-u-s/ "Though renewable energy is growing fast, the U.S. still gets the vast majority of its power from conventional power plants." Increasing the Efficiency of Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43343.pdf "Coal has long been the major fossil fuel used to produce electricity." Coal Will Survive as Efficient Power Plants Boost Demand http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-02/coal-seen-surving-as-efficient-power-plants-boost-demand.html "President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions left coal with a future even as the industry accuses him of trying to make the fuel obsolete." How Do Wind Turbines Work? http://energy.gov/eere/wind/how-do-wind-turbines-work "So how do wind turbines make electricity?" Screwy-looking wind turbine makes little noise and a big claim http://www.gizmag.com/the-archimedes-liam-f1-urban-wind-turbine/32263/ "Although it's getting increasingly common to see solar panels on the roofs of homes, household wind turbines are still a fairly rare sight." Betz's law http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betz%27s_law Wind Energy More Energy Efficient than Fossil Fuels http://cleantechnica.com/2012/07/18/wind-energy-energy-efficient-fossil-fuels-uk/ "Here's something that may surprise you. Wind energy is more efficient than carbon-based fuels." Wind Energy's Shadow: Turbines Drag Down Power Potential http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/05/130516-wind-energy-shadow-effect/ "As seemingly limitless as the air that swirls around us, wind has proven to be the world's fastest-growing source of renewable energy." Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Nuclear-Fuel-Cycle/Power-Reactors/Advanced-Nuclear-Power-Reactors/ "The nuclear power industry has been developing and improving reactor technology for more than five decades and is starting to build the next generation of nuclear power reactors to fill new orders." Hydroelectric Power http://www.mpoweruk.com/hydro_power.htm "Hydro-electric power, using the potential energy of rivers, now supplies 17.5% of the world's electricity (99% in Norway, 57% in Canada, 55% in Switzerland, 40% in Sweden, 7% in USA)." Hydroelectric Power http://www.usbr.gov/power/edu/pamphlet.pdf "It's a form of energy ... a renewable resource." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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California solar power plants ignite birds mid-flight
 
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A Bay Area company is being urged to make changes to its state-of-the-art solar plant since thousands of birds have been burned to death by its panels. Ben Tracy reports.
Views: 2912259 CBS This Morning
Unearthing coal seam gas
 
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This animation provides an overview of the coal seam gas extraction process, from drilling the well to what happens to the extracted gas and water. Also explained are some potential impacts of coal seam gas development and the technique used to increase the rate of gas and water flow, known as hydraulic fracturing (fraccing). For more information about coal seam or shale gas and current research on the social and environmental impacts of Australia’s gas industry visit http://www.csiro.au/Outcomes/Energy/Energy-from-oil-and-gas/UnconventionalGas.aspx and http://www.gisera.org.au Video transcript available here: http://www.csiro.au/news/transcripts/YouTubeTranscripts/2014/Aug/Unearthing-coal-seam-gas.html
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CSD 18 Ghana - Sustainable Mining, Waste Management, Chemicals & Transport
 
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Ghana: Moving Toward Sustainability: best practice situations and useful lessons from the experiences of Ghana. Topics include measures introduced with the aim of reducing vehicular emissions by 20-30%. Pollutions Costs, Prevent It The Environment is Our Life, Lets Protect It The Minister for the Environment speaks of the thematic issues in the eighteenth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18 http://bit.ly/9jMuEw). She shares examples of what can be done to tackle Sustainable Mining, Chemicals Management and Transport. Some examples: - establishment of an agency for the protection of the environment, - environmental impact assessment programmes (including socio-economic assessment), - reclamation bonds, - passing bills addressing the use of toxic chemicals, - import permits, - passing laws preventing the importation of second hand vehicles that are above 10 years. The Minister also mentions that waste management remains problematic due to the lack of expertise to assist local councils in the knowledge on how to manage waste.
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Adani court case: the verdict
 
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With overwhelming support from the community, ACF challenged the federal government’s approval in court. Our national environment laws exist to protect our air, water and wildlife. They should be able to protect World Heritage sites like the reef. It’s madness that the government can legally approve the biggest coal mine in Australia's history when pollution is killing our reef. Since this mine was approved, global warming has fuelled the worst coral bleaching on record. If we don’t cut pollution, the Great Barrier Reef could be gone in just a few decades. This isn’t over. We won’t give up until this mine is stopped once and for all. Fifty years ago, the ACF community first came together to protect the reef from limestone and oil mining. Today, we can and will protect it from coal mining.
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Australia's coal conundrum - 12 Sep 09
 
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Australia is the world's biggest exporter and fourth biggest producer of coal, but its rich mineral wealth has had a serious impact on the environment. The coal industry has made Australians the world's biggest carbon dioxide emitters per person ahead of the US. Now the industry, which is the bedrock of the country's industrial and economic success, says it is under threat as the government strives to introduce measures to reduce carbon emissions in the fight against climate change. Labour unions have warned that the industry will have to slash production leading to the loss of as many as 25,000 jobs. But environmental campaigners say that Australia has a moral responsibilty to change. Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Newcastle, on Australia's south east coast, home to the country's coal industry.
Views: 1531 Al Jazeera English
Australia's biodiversity: mining
 
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Mining occurs throughout Australia, but its direct impacts on biodiversity are relatively limited compared with other major land uses because the areas affected are generally small. Dr Alan Andersen talks about the main impacts of mining on biodiversity and how these can be appropriately managed through processes like strategic regional assessments, use of bioindicators in rehabilitation, and biodiversity offsets. (06:12) Access CSIRO's book Biodiversity: Science and Solutions for Australia - http://www.csiro.au/biodiversitybook Video transcript available here: http://www.csiro.au/news/transcripts/YouTubeTranscripts/2014/July/CH11-Alan-Andersen.html
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Coal: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
 
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We’ve heard a lot of talk about coal miners in the last year, but what are the real issues surrounding coal? John Oliver and a giant squirrel look into it. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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Nuclear Energy Explained: Risk or Opportunity
 
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Please Read Below For More Information Anything with the word nuclear next to it usually comes with a fair bit of misunderstanding. Hopefully this video demystifies the process of how nuclear fuels are turned into electricity and how we can use them in combination with renewables in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the effects on the climate that come with high levels of them. Of course, there are many things that have been left out this video as nuclear energy, just as with any other source, has many different factors that need to be taken into account when making decisions. In order to fully understand the situation and make decisions, I highly recommend that you do some research of your own on the topic, rather than simply base your opinion on a four-minute YouTube video. It should also be noted that this video has been made from the perspective of the United States in general. Every area on Earth has different natural resources and environments that determine what works best there. On a lighter note, feel free to keep up with WhatTheWhy on Twitter at https://twitter.com/WhatTheWhy1 . Thanks for watching! Sources*: 20 percent of energy from nuclear power in the U.S.: http://www.nei.org/Knowledge-Center/Nuclear-Statistics/World-Statistics/World-Nuclear-Generation-and-Capacity Percent of electricity from each source http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/flow/primary_energy.pdf. Lifetime Carbon Emissions http://srren.ipcc-wg3.de/report/IPCC_SRREN_Annex_II.pdf Carbon Emissions http://www.c2es.org/technology/factsheet/hydropower Nuclear Uprating: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/power-uprates.html Costs http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Economic-Aspects/Economics-of-Nuclear-Power/ Deaths caused by other fuel sources http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20928053.600-fossil-fuels-are-far-deadlier-than-nuclear-power.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news#.U4k6SXnctR1 European deaths due to coal use http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jun/12/european-coal-pollution-premature-deaths Indian deaths due to coal use http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/indias-coal-power-plants-kill-tens-of-thousands-every-year-study-says/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 http://www.economist.com/node/18441163 http://climate.nasa.gov/news/903 Deaths from coal in the US. http://www.catf.us/fossil/problems/power_plants/ Levelized costs http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/aeo/electricity_generation.cfm http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2005/pr38/en/ http://thebulletin.org/managing-nuclear-spent-fuel-policy-lessons-10-country-study http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Safety-and-Security/Radiation-and-Health/Nuclear-Radiation-and-Health-Effects/ http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Safety-and-Security/Safety-of-Plants/Safety-of-Nuclear-Power-Reactors/ Union of Concerned Scientists Death Estimate http://allthingsnuclear.org/how-many-cancers-did-chernobyl-really-cause-updated/ International Agency for Research on Cancer http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2006/pr168.html Deaths Prevented With Nuclear Fuels http://climate.nasa.gov/news/903/ Interesting Run-through of Chernobyl https://leatherbarrowa.exposure.co/chernobyl *Not every source listed was used in the end video.
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Benefits Of Solar Energy Vs Coal
 
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If you are worried about Global Warming, then help Smart Energy, a company in Southern California spread the word about switching homes to Solar Energy. Solar saves us from tons of CO2 and other harmful waste. Best of all, Solar saves homeowners money. So help us spread the word and visit: www.whysmartenergy.com for more information
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Adani Indian Coal Mine in Australia gets opposed by Australian People
 
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Indian Coal Mine in Australia gets opposed by Australian People . Barnaby Joyce's 'duck pond' claim under fire as Adani coal row deepens . Here's what we know about Adani and the Carmichael mine project . Barnaby Joyce has been called "irresponsible" by one of Australia's most senior conservationists after the Deputy Prime Minister dismissed wetlands adjoining Adani's Abbot Point coal port as little more than a "duck-shooting pond". The brawl over Adani's threats to the onshore environment and the Great Barrier Reef escalated as Liberal backbencher Sarah Henderson broke ranks to question a potential $1 billion government loan to develop rail infrastructure for the Indian conglomerate's proposed Carmichael mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin. Australian Conservation Council president Geoff Cousins said Mr Joyce had "failed to check his facts" on the Caley Valley wetlands, a 5000-hectare bird habitat that environmentalists say was damaged by coal dust contamination from the Adani terminal during cyclone Debbie. Mr Joyce this week played down the wetlands' ecological value, describing it as a "swamp" built for duck shooters. With approval granted for a permanent rail line and a temporary construction camp, Adani's much-touted and often doubted Carmichael coal mine has taken a large step closer to becoming a reality. So who and what is Adani? A multinational company based in Ahmedabad, India, Adani Group builds and operates mines, ports and power plants. The company has operations in coal, gas and renewable energy across India, Indonesia and Australia. Adani Mining chief executive Jeyakumar Janakaraj has faced scrutiny for failing to disclose that a company he ran in Africa was guilty of serious environmental breaches, despite being asked to do so in a letter from the Federal Environment Department. But Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham has expressed confidence Adani will operate its Australian mine safely and that the Great Barrier Reef will be protected, with "200 stringent conditions placed on this project". How big is the mine project? Adani's $22 billion Carmichael mine will be built in the Galilee Basin, west of Rockhampton. Once complete, it will be Australia's largest coal mine, with six open-cut pits and up to five underground mines. The Queensland Government estimated the life span of the mine to be between 25 and 60 years. The newly approved 31.5 kilometres of permanent rail line will form part of a 389-kilometre heavy haul line from the mine in the Galilee Basin to the Abbot Point port, south of Townsville. Where will the coal go? The mine will supply Indian power plants with enough coal to generate electricity for up to 100 million people. Coal from the mine will be processed through the Abbot Point Coal Terminal, off the coast of Bowen in north Queensland. How many jobs will it generate? Adani has claimed the mine and related operations will generate 10,000 jobs, however the Land Court of Queensland rejected this. The court instead accepted the evidence of Adani's own expert witness, Dr Jerome Fahrer of ACIL Allen, who said that in net terms the Adani mine would increase average employment by about 1,200 jobs in north Queensland, and create 1,464 jobs Australia-wide. Who has challenged the mine legally and why? Environmental groups have listed multiple concerns about the mine's impact on the Great Barrier Reef and the expansion of Australia's coal sector. Over the past six years, Adani said there had been more than 10 appeals and judicial processes. Here are some of the highest profile Federal Court cases: What's the projected benefit to the economy? Planning Australia's biggest mine Step through the key events in the planning of Australia's biggest mining project, the Carmichael coal mine in remote central Queensland. Adani estimates the project will generate at least $16.5 billion for the Australian economy, but the final figure is dependent on the mine's lifespan. The State Government said it expected to receive many millions of dollars in mining royalties, which would be spent on upgrades for schools, hospitals and roads. "Resources are extremely important for everyone in Queensland," Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said. When will construction start? Earlier this year, the Queensland Government gave the project critical status to fast-track environmental and other approvals. The Government still has to approve a water licence and minor applications for power and road access before construction can start. Adani has said it hopes work on the mine will start in the first half of 2017. Thanks for watching. Subscribe to our channel. Thanks for watching. This is World Conspiracy Daily WC Daily If you have any points comment below. Production: Hades Pictures Music By : Kevin MacLeod Carpe Diem Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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The Adani Carmichael Coal Mine
 
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If you would like to do your part in the fight against The Adani Carmichael Coal Mine, then check out the following links below! Also don’t be afraid to like and share this video so others can learn a thing or two about this proposed mega mine. Put your name amongst over 300,000 people who have shown their support for the protection of sacred Indigenous land, and for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef: Protecting Indigenous land rights - http://wanganjagalingou.com.au/our-fight/ Protecting the Great Barrier Reef - https://www.fightforourreef.org.au/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Keep updated with the latest news and progress of The Adani Carmichael Coal Mine on the following Facebook pages: Fight For Our Reef - https://www.facebook.com/FightForOurReef/ Australian Youth Climate Coalition - https://www.facebook.com/AYCC.org.au/ Australian Conservation Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/AustralianConservationFoundation/ GetUp! - https://www.facebook.com/GetUpAustralia/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This fight is simply to maintain the healthy freshwater spring complexes within the Artesian Basin and for the natural harmonious ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef to once again flourish. The transition from coal mining and fossil fuel dependence must be made to future proof the probable collapse of the Great Barrier Reef and severe damage to the Artesian Basin but also to safeguard the tourism, fishing and agricultural industries if no changes are made soon. The risk of losing complex water ecosystems, fresh water supply for thousands of rural properties, and threatening the existence of the country’s greatest natural treasure, the Great Barrier Reef would surely far outweigh the benefit of a small increase of coal mining royalties and jobs that the state of Queensland will receive through Adani’s coal mining. Choose coral over coal.
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Solar Energy documentary The Revolution in Solar Energy from Excluss
 
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Dedicated to promotion of solar and wind energies throughout Jamaica, Caribbean and world! http://www.solar.excluss.com/wind-power/maglev-solar-hybrid-prices.html for more info
Views: 15504 Excluss
Mine expansion in court over climate change impact
 
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Environmental groups are attempting to prove the effects of climate change would be worsened by the expansion of a coal mine at Ulan in the NSW Hunter Valley.
Impacts Solar - The Australian Innovation Challenge
 
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Coverage in The Australian and The Courier Mail as part of Impacts' Australian Innovation Challenge win. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/innovationchallenge/
Views: 263 Impacts
Fracking explained: opportunity or danger
 
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Fracking explained in five minutes. Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water. This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us. Short videos, explaining things. For example Evolution, the Universe, Stock Market or controversial topics like Fracking. Because we love science. We would love to interact more with you, our viewers to figure out what topics you want to see. If you have a suggestion for future videos or feedback, drop us a line! :) We're a bunch of Information designers from munich, visit us on facebook or behance to say hi! https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://www.behance.net/kurzgesagt Fracking explained: opportunity or danger Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
3D animation mining products in the underground environment
 
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3D animation for mining underground products for transport systems and safety coal digg. All the materials together with all the elements of 3D modeling, animation objects, consultation with the client and rendering and post-production in three languages took us a record short time – 1.5 months! (this is to brag :) ). Animation in the final resolution FULL HD was produced with a resolution of 4K frames. for more CG projects please visit our website and blog: www.modii3d.com We invite you on our FBfanpage : www.facebook.com/modii3d contact: [email protected]
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AUSTRALIA: AIR POLLUTION PROBLEM
 
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English/Nat As representatives from around the world struggle to come up with solutions to the so-called greenhouse effect at the Climate Summit in Germany - APTV visits Australia where they are really feeling the heat. Most call it Sunny Sydney. But when there isn't enough wind to clear the pollution it changes to Smog City. The freeways are packed and most people choose not to rely on what some deem an inadequate public transport system. While pollution readings pass internationally acceptable limits - people complain because they can see it and smell it. Yet motor vehicles produce only a quarter of Greenhouse gas emissions down under. More insidious culprits are the huge coal-fired power stations that supply the eastern seaboard population. These stations produce around 50% of the invisible CO2 emissions in Australia - despite industry and government claims that they're using 'clean coal' technology. SOUNDBITE: In comparison to other OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries we have the highest rate of growth in greenhouse emissions. Recent studies show in fact, that after several years of government programmes not one ton of greenhouse gas emissions of carbon dioxide has been saved. SUPERCAPTION: Keith Tarlo, Greenpeace Climate Campaigner This sheep is dying of thirst - indicative of the ill effects 51 straight months of drought have brought to Eastern Australia. Coal-producers are disputing the Greenhouse theory - but the official Bureau of Meteorology says evidence clearly points to global warming. SOUNDBITE: This is a smokescreen for promoting, continuing to promote, the coal industry. There is no simple way that coal technology can be part of a solution to global warming because even the most efficient coal technologies are among the most greenhouse polluting technologies available. SUPERCAPTION: Keith Tarlo, Greenpeace Climate Campaigner Many Australians are using solar power - but environmental campaigners are critical of the government's refusal to offer tax incentives to those who go solar. But these scientists think they may have come up with a solution. This year - having received substantial support from the main electricity supplier to Sydney - they're devising a new multi-layered silicone cell that will increase solar efficiency by twenty-percent. Professor Martin Green is confident that the silicone cell will rival coal-produced power not only economically - but environmentally. SOUNDBITE: Eventually we think the cells can be made extremely inexpensively. The major cost is the cost of the glass sheet that covers the cell and the final cost can be so inexpensive that you're competitive with coal-fired generated electricity. SUPERCAPTION: Professor Martin Green, University of New South Wales The use of wave power is getting less attention - except from the heavy-duty surfers. But tidal energy and sunshine - are there for Australia's taking. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/01fc33712bb5694f726c65e7d7620818 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 1140 AP Archive
Digging into Adani - Four Corners, Full Documentary
 
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The dubious dealings of India's corporate colossus. When Four Corners travelled to India to investigate the activities of the giant Adani group, they soon discovered the power of the company. While attempting to film and gather information about Adani's operations, the Four Corners team had their cameras shut down, their footage deleted and were questioned for hours by police. The team were left in no doubt that their investigations into the Indian company triggered the police action. For months, Four Corners has been digging into the business practices of the Adani Group. This is the corporate colossus that plans to build Australia's biggest mine site. "I do know about Adani and that means thousands of jobs for regional Queenslanders ..." Annastacia Palaszczuk, Qld Premier The polarising debate around the proposed mine site in Queensland's Galilee Basin is often pitted as a simplistic jobs versus greenies argument. But there are influential figures in India who warn that Australians need to know much more about the Adani Group. "You know, the Australian politicians are obviously not properly briefed by their offices." Former senior energy official On Monday Four Corners examines the troubled corporate history of the Adani group in India revealing the findings of government investigations into financial and environment crimes. "The report found not accidental violations, the report found deliberate violations, wilful violations." Former Government Minister The program analyses the Adani Group's opaque financial operations and investigates the ramifications for their Australian operations. "What this tells you is that here is a business group that will not stop at anything to maximise its profits." Economist This investigation examines whether, in the rush to secure jobs and shore up the mining industry, Australian politicians have failed to properly scrutinise the company that's now hoping to receive a taxpayer funded loan of up to $1 billion for its project. "I think the Australian Government ought to do environmental due diligence, which it seems not to have done. It certainly has to do financial due diligence. Both due diligences are required, both for the financial side and from the environmental side." Indian politician Digging into Adani, reported by Stephen Long and presented by Sarah Ferguson,
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Solar Power Plants | The Next Big Thing?
 
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Click here to get a free Squarespace trial + 10% off: https://www.squarespace.com/coldfusion Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/9FS8uF Become a Patreon!: https://www.patreon.com/ColdFusion_TV Hi, welcome to ColdFusion (formerly known as ColdfusTion). Experience the cutting edge of the world around us in a fun relaxed atmosphere. Sources: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/solar-panel-makers-grappling-with-waste-2013-2?r=US&IR=T http://spectrum.ieee.org/green-tech/solar/solar-energy-isnt-always-as-green-as-you-think https://www.techly.com.au/2017/05/31/china-worlds-largest-floating-solar-farm/ http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/11/141111-solar-panel-manufacturing-sustainability-ranking/ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/11/india-unveils-world-largest-solar-power-plant-161129101022044.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_power_stations https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_photovoltaic_power_stations https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_coal_power_stations https://web.stanford.edu/group/sjir/pdf/Solar_11.2.pdf https://www.bnl.gov/pv/files/pdf/art_170.pdf http://reneweconomy.com.au/solar-panel-recycler-leads-australia-in-emerging-industry-99038/ //Soundtrack// Blackbear - 90210 ft. G-Eazy (Matt DiMona Remix) Bon Iver - Babys (Urban Contact's Summer Soul Remix) Defyant - Echoes Young American Primitive - Sunrise DIALS - Paths Burn Water - Hide » Google + | http://www.google.com/+coldfustion » Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/ColdFusionTV » My music | http://burnwater.bandcamp.com or » http://www.soundcloud.com/burnwater » https://www.patreon.com/ColdFusion_TV » Collection of music used in videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOrJJKW31OA Producer: Dagogo Altraide » Twitter | @ColdFusion_TV FTC Disclosure: This video is sponsored by squarespace.
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Solar Energy in a Sustainable World
 
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The Light, Energy and the Environment Congress examines the frontiers in the development of optical technologies for energy production, transport, and use. It also examines the use of optical and photonic approaches to monitor energy usage and the effects energy production has on the environment. It is designed to bring together researchers, engineers, and managers and foster timely information exchange between several of the disciplines involved in energy production.
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My Water Is Not Safe to Drink | From The Ashes
 
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The mess that coal companies leave behind as a result of mining is devastating to the local environment. In North Carolina, people are frustrated because the state government is allowing companies to pollute and they’re paying the price. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About From The Ashes: From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. My Water Is Not Safe to Drink | From The Ashes https://youtu.be/74yhlpQntkc National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 51156 National Geographic
The Collapse of Coal
 
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American coal is in crisis. Production is down. Mining companies have declared bankruptcy. So how did America's coal industry get in this situation? And what will happen to America's coal communities? Inside Energy and The Allegheny Front teamed up to look at the collapse of coal.
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Anti-Coal Activists Crash the 2014 Australian Mining Prospect Awards in Style.
 
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For the second year, we have crashed the Australian Mining awards, this time with a banner that says "Less pollution, solar solution" and "Coal ain't winning u muppets! Stop it." The same activists who crashed last year's mining awards dressed as penguins, managed to get access to the 2014 event by posing as marketing executives from 'Wild Consulting' looking to exploit drunk mining executives for business opportunities, instead taking the opportunity to turn the coal industry's feel good event of the year into yet another reality check that profiting from coal in 2014 just ins't acceptable.
Wind and solar energy is growing in India
 
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Today coal accounts for approximately 57% of India's total energy consumption and is responsible for 67% of India's increased carbon emissions. But renewable energy alternatives are growing rapidly throughout the country. Solar technology, wind power and other natural resources sources have been utilised to produce electricity, bringing power to those who would otherwise be without. The abundance of natural resources in India uncover its potential as a world leader in renewable energy and prove that increased coal exports from Australia are unjustified and harmful. Find out more: http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/climate/Clean-energy-projects-are-expanding-throughout-India-So-why-does-Australia-need-to-send-more-coal/
Don't trust Adani with the Great Barrier Reef
 
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Adani are an Indian mining company that want to build Australia's biggest coal port on the Great Barrier Reef coastline. The port expansion will require massive dredging and dumping in the World Heritage Area, and poses a grave risk to an already vulnerable ecosystem. When Adani built a coal port and power plant in Mundra, India, it destroyed the environment that had sustained local fishing and farming businesses for generations. Those villagers are now bravely speaking out against Adani, and they send a warning to Australia - don't trust Adani. For more about GetUp Australia visit: www.getup.org.au To donate to GetUp Australia visit: https://www.getup.org.au/donate Follow GetUp Australia here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GetUpAustralia Twitter: https://twitter.com/GetUp Instagram: http://instagram.com/getup_australia
Views: 56206 GetUp! Australia
Solar Is Booming, Challenges Coal
 
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Solar power has been growing like crazy. Last year the solar industry installed a record amount of solar capacity. The impact can be seen in the data. According to the Energy Information Administration, in 2012 there were 3.5 million megawatthours of electricity generated by solar photovoltaic panels. In 2013 that more than doubled to 8.3 million Mwh. And to think that a decade ago the U.S. generated just 6,000 Mwh from solar PV. Solar is closing in on price parity with the likes of coal — with full-cycle, unsubsidized costs of about 13 cents per kilowatthour, versus 12 cents for advanced coal plants. http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2014/04/24/solar-is-booming-but-will-never-replace-coal/ http://www.wochit.com
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The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy
 
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The global economy is in crisis. The exponential exhaustion of natural resources, declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep inequality, forces us to rethink our economic models. Where do we go from here? In this feature-length documentary, social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin lays out a road map to usher in a new economic system. A Third Industrial Revolution is unfolding with the convergence of three pivotal technologies: an ultra-fast 5G communication internet, a renewable energy internet, and a driverless mobility internet, all connected to the Internet of Things embedded across society and the environment. This 21st century smart digital infrastructure is giving rise to a radical new sharing economy that is transforming the way we manage, power and move economic life. But with climate change now ravaging the planet, it needs to happen fast. Change of this magnitude requires political will and a profound ideological shift. To learn more visit: https://impact.vice.com/thethirdindustrialrevolution Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo Click here to get the best of VICE daily: http://bit.ly/1SquZ6v Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Download VICE on iOS: http://apple.co/28Vgmqz Download VICE on Android: http://bit.ly/28S8Et0
Views: 2567547 VICE
SOLAR POWER FINAL
 
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Bibliography Solar energy impact on human, animals and the environment Electricity Companies - https://www.keyframe5.com/solar-energy-impact-on-human-animals-and-the-environment/ Positive Effects of Solar Energy https://sciencing.com/positive-effects-solar-energy-6192992.html Environmental Impact of Solar Energy https://turbinegenerator.org/solar/environmental-impact-solar-power/ The pros and cons of solar energy: what you need to know https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/renewable-energy-ecology/solar-panels-pros-and-cons-056654/ (Fundamentals of Management , 2017) Elon Musk is developing a roof made entirely out of solar panels https://inhabitat.com/elon-musk-is-developing-a-roof-made-entirely-out-of-solar-panels/ HESPV - Canada's Solar Electric Specialists | HES PV http://hespv.ca/ Residential System http://snip.ly/6Wic?__hssc=171730623.1.1512078430754&__hstc=171730623.f92df6fe73274b08a333e07f9473dc55.1512078430754.1512078430754.1512078430754.1&__hsfp=2141839581&hsCtaTracking=cc4714a7-1e98-4380-80bf-d2c42139dcec%7C5bafb521-eecb-4e97-9d44-bdd9f6bf6e18#https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/pv/public_systems/rQCT255038 40 Facts About Solar Energy https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/various-solar-energy-facts.php AERIALS VOL 1 / Mernda Victoria Australia / DJI Phantom 3 Drone in 4K https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw7HTk8rTNk Tesla Unveils Powerwall 2 & Solar Roof TeslaMotors - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sfwDyiPTdU&feature=youtu.be&t=535
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How One Gold Mine Transformed Into A Renewable Energy Plant
 
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Genex Power is a renewable energy producer, built on what was once the biggest gold mine in Australia, the Kidston Gold Mine, previously owned by Barrick Gold. “When the mine closed, we went to Barrick and bought it from them,” said Simon Kidston, executive director of Genex Power. Kidston told Kitco News on the sidelines of the Noosa Mining & Exploration Investment Conference that Genex Power is one of the first renewable energy plants in Australia to utilize a hybrid of hydro and solar capacities. _________________________________________________________________ Kitco News is the world’s #1 source of metals market information. Our videos feature interviews with prominent industry figures to bring you market-affecting insights, with the goal of helping people make informed investment decisions. Subscribe to our channel to stay up to date on the latest insights moving the metals markets. For more breaking news, visit http://www.kitco.com/ Follow us on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KitcoNews/?ref=br_rs Twitter - https://twitter.com/kitconewsnow Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/116266490328854474588 StockTwits - https://stocktwits.com/kitconews Live gold price and charts: http://www.kitco.com/gold-price-today-usa/ Live silver price and charts: http://www.kitco.com/silver-price-today-usa/ Don’t forget to sign up for Kitco News’ Weekly Roundup – comes out every Friday to recap the hottest stories & videos of the week: https://connect.kitco.com/subscription/newsletter.html Join the conversation @ The Kitco Forums and be part of the premier online community for precious metals investors: https://gold-forum.kitco.com/ Disclaimer: Videos are not trading advice and the views expressed may not reflect those of Kitco Metals Inc.
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Earth Month 2009: Clean Coal
 
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Environmentalism is a global priority. That's a fact no one is willing to contest. But within the sustainability arena, there is still plenty of room for debate on how to best achieve goals. In conjunction with Ohio University's designation of April as Earth Month, Sustainability Coordinator Sonia Marcus takes on faculty members from across the academic spectrum, addressing some of the most controversial issues facing the environment, both locally and globally. These debates showcase the wide diversity of opinions that coexist within the community of environmental advocates. In today's debate, Marcus and Associate Professor of Journalism Bernhard Debatin discuss the legitimacy of clean coal -- or methods used by coal producers and utilities to reduce coal's environmental impact. Debatin addresses this topic among many local environmental concerns in his recently created journalism course, "Localizing Environmental and Science Journalism." The course was triggered by Debatin's involvement in the Kanawha Environmental Education Project, a professional development series that aims to integrate concepts of environmental sustainability into Ohio University's curriculum. In addition to teaching environmental journalism, Debatin has devoted the past two years to researching the environmental and social impacts of coal mining in Athens County.
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Coal in Wyoming Part 3 - The Future
 
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K2's Aaron Groff reports
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Adani Deal Evidence of Corrupt Incompetence
 
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The recent Adani deal made by the Queensland Government, headed by the Queensland Labor Party, is evidence of big money interests taking priority over the interests of the Australian people. SOURCES: https://cleantechnica.com/2015/06/23/investment-renewable-energy-yields-jobs-fossil-fuel-sector/ http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/palaszczuk-lauds-iron-clad-deal-on-adani-coal-jobs/news-story/6fae8323182e65d11c65d1ab16b9fe5b http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-06/adani-carmichael-mine-queensland-first-workforce/8096402 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-06/no-457-visas-for-adani-project-palaszczuk-says/8097182 http://indianexecutive.com.au/adanis-australia-coal-mine-hit-by-ownership-controversy/ http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/environmental-groups-outraged-over-adani-approval-20160202-gmk0re.html http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/adani-to-start-work-at-australia-mine-by-mid-2017_8070401.html http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/why-adanis-21-billion-carmichael-mine-was-unstoppable/news-story/5790c52d5c11e6f4d5058161be358893 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/28/electricity-from-coal-should-be-phased-out-within-10-years-senate-report#img-1 http://reneweconomy.com.au/graph-of-the-day-renewables-create-more-jobs-than-fossils-nuclear-97361/ http://www.michaelwest.com.au/the-charge-of-the-lignite-brigade/ https://newmatilda.com/2016/12/07/delusion-or-corruption-the-rush-to-approve-one-of-the-worlds-biggest-coal-mines/ http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/state-economy-missing-39-billion-and-2665-jobs-because-delays-to-adani-megamine/news-story/d0a653456208de71308f64d008c0f486 http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2016/12/06/adani-mine-a--shot-in-the-arm--for-queensland.html http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2016/10/9/queensland-government-steps-up-to-progress-adani-mine-project
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Mining Matters in your Everyday Life
 
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This video by the Colorado Mining Association presents an informative and educational video on how mining matters to each and every one of us in our every day life, not just in Colorado but around the world. Many do not realize that our modern society relies on mining for many of the products and comforts we enjoy including such electronic devices such as computers, cell phones, MP3 Players, home appliances, and medical diagnostic equipment to name a few . Many of the facets of the lifestyle we enjoy in Colorado would not be possible without mining, including ski lifts, roadway anti-skid treatments, mountain bikes, , as well as the heat , shelter and electricity needed to survive a long cold mountain night. Colorado is a major producer of molybdenum (called moly for short) which is used in stainless steel, cars, lubricants, and light bulbs. Moly is also used in automotive catalytic converters, to help keep our environment clean. Mining provides for personal health care products you use every day such as cosmetics, toothpaste, deodorant, calamine lotion, baking soda, and your sunscreen! 72% of Colorado's electricty is provided by clean, abundant coal. Coal provides 50% of the electricity nationwide. Colorado coal is low in ash and sulfur; therefore, it is considered "clean coal" Modern methods of filtering and scrubbing coal plant stack emissions provide for cheap and affordable energy to energize our economy and meet the affordable energy costs with little emissions into our environment. Alternative energy such as wind, solar , hydro and geothermal options become a feasible component for fulfilling our Nations' energy needs. Colorado is pursuing an aggressive alternative energy program which depends on the mining industry to provide the raw materials to build the solar panels, wind turbines, hybrid cars, and transmission line infrastructure required to meet the demands of these future programs. Bio-Fuel production, and modern agriculture in general would not be possible without the fertilizer and pest control products which rely on mining for some ingredients. Many do not realize that Colorado uranium is used around the world to fuel clean, efficient, zero emissions nuclear energy facilities in both the industrial and military sectors. Modern mining is conducted without damaging the environment. Any surface disturbances are restored back to their natural condition, typically providing an improved animal habitat. Modern Mmning is environmentally sound and actually safer than most other occupations. You are far more likely to be injured working in the retail, construction or transportation industries than working in a mine, above or below ground. Colorado miners are typically persons who love and actively protect their fragile mountain environment in which they live and work. They usually live in close proximity to the mines and go above and beyond any environmental or safety regulations, not only in their stewardship of environmental protection, but for the protection of their families, homes, co-workers and community in which they live. For more information on how important mining is to our quality of life we invite you to visit the following link : Colorado Mining Association http://www.coloradomining.org National Mining Association http://www.nma.org Mineral Information Institute http://www.mii.org If it can't be grown, it has to be mined !
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Coal is making a comeback
 
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FBN’s Jeff Flock discusses the coal industry’s resurgence under President Trump.
Views: 873 Fox Business
Sustainable Energy Systems | Joseph Clarke | TEDxUniversityofStrathclyde
 
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This talk argues for a balanced approach to the transformation of present energy use and delivery systems as society seeks to evolve solutions that address concerns about energy cost, reliability, security and environmental impact. Joe Clarke is a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Strathclyde. He is also the director of the Energy Systems Research Unit at this university. The ESRU is an internationally recognised research centre that is looking into new approaches to the built environment, energy demand reduction and sustainable means of energy supply. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Views: 1344 TEDx Talks
Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic
 
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What causes climate change (also known as global warming)? And what are the effects of climate change? Learn the human impact and consequences of climate change for the environment, and our lives. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic https://youtu.be/G4H1N_yXBiA National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 374064 National Geographic
Distributed solar energy for an empowered and healthy planet | Rajiv Pandya | TEDxRiceU
 
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Rajiv Pandya has figured out a business plan that is good for the earth and his customers. We are able to see a new section of the energy industry improved with Mr. Pandya's plan, which expands the market and future for solar energy. Rajiv Pandya is the President of solar project development company GreanGrid Solar, and Co-Manager of renewable energy investment fund Clean Feet Investors. Based in Houston, Mr Pandya brings deep technical and commercial knowledge of the solar energy industry and extensive management experience from the corporate world. His passion for and vision of sustainability are respected throughout the industry. Mr Pandya earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston and his MBA from the Cameron School of Business. Prior to focusing full time in the clean technology space, Mr Pandya spent over 23 years with The Dow Chemical Company; initially as an Electrical Engineer at their Global EPC headquarter office in Houston, and ending as the company's Chief Procurement Director for the Asia Pacific Region based in Shanghai, China prior to his departure in 2010. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Views: 975 TEDx Talks
Renewable Energy 101 | National Geographic
 
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There are many benefits to using renewable energy resources, but what is it exactly? From solar to wind, find out more about alternative energy, the fastest-growing source of energy in the world—and how we can use it to combat climate change. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Select footage courtesy NASA https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11056 Renewable Energy 101 | National Geographic https://youtu.be/1kUE0BZtTRc National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 207376 National Geographic
Air Pollution 101 | National Geographic
 
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What is air pollution? Learn how greenhouse gasses, smog, and toxic pollutants effect climate change, and human health. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Air Pollution 101 | National Geographic https://youtu.be/e6rglsLy1Ys National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 207348 National Geographic
Talking Point - Our waterways under threat?
 
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Please watch: "UNSWTV: Entertaining your curiosity" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ7UO8nxiL0 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Plans for coal seam gas mining across Australia are expanding rapidly, yet there are no national regulations in place and a lack of information as to the possible environmental impacts. Dr Stuart Khan, from UNSW's Water Research Centre, outlines the processes involved in coal seam gas mining and the subsequent implications for our groundwater. He also discusses ways that urban water supplies can be more sustainably managed through water recycling.  UNSW Water Research Centre: http://www.civeng.unsw.edu.au/info-about/research/groups-facilities-centres/centres-labs/wrc
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Science Bulletins: Coal Mining Scars Appalachia
 
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Mountaintop removal is a type of coal mining that is both environmentally and residentially destructive. Mining companies use dynamite and huge machines called draglines to flatten mountain summit to extract the valuable seams of coal inside. Mountaintop removal occurs most commonly in West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. The extent of the practice is clearly visible on satellite imagery, which is featured in this Bio Bulletin.
The future of energy?
 
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Today, we consume a truly vast amount of energy - with demand continuing to skyrocket at an alarming rate. We know that producing this energy has significant environmental impacts and emitting so much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere could cause catastrophic climate change. In this film, three academics look at wind power, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and material efficiency as examples of how we can cut our C02 emissions. They suggest that we must act now in order to avoid the serious risks of man-made global warming, one of our greatest challenges in the 21st century.
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Coal Peak or Plateau? Digging into the Climate and Water Impacts of China’s Decarbonization
 
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Coal’s long reign in China may not be ending anytime soon, but aggressive policies to close coal mines and power plants while ramping up renewables have contributed to a significant drop in China’s coal consumption every years since 2013. While still leading the world in coal consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, China’s CO2 emissions have remained relatively flat over the past three years. Chinese energy experts claim the country is on track to meet its Paris Climate Agreement commitments and hit peak carbon emissions by 2030, if not sooner. Yet, investments in western China into coal-to-gas industries and the power sector’s difficulties integrating expanding wind and solar farms onto the grid could stall this decarbonization. At this March 13th CEF meeting, speakers will dig behind these coal trends to discuss if they signify a near peak or if this is just a pause in coal consumption before another curve upwards.
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Can Coal Make a Comeback?
 
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April 26, 2017 The decline in US coal mining played a prominent role in the 2016 US presidential campaign. Donald Trump repeatedly promised to revive the US coal industry and bring back mining employment by removing environmental regulations. President Trump has reiterated these promises since the election. But can coal make a comeback? A new paper by the Center on Global Energy Policy, co-authored by Trevor Houser, Jason Bordoff and Peter Marsters, addresses this question. After a brief presentation of the paper, the event features a panel discussion with: Jim Rogers, Former President, CEO and Chairman, Duke Energy Dr. Geoff Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group Jason Bordoff, Professor of Practice in International and Public Affairs, SIPA; Director, Center on Global Energy Policy Peter Marsters, Research Analyst, Rhodium Group A podcast of this event (in addition to other past Center events) will be available ~12 days after the date of the event through iTunes or via our website.
Life long: The impact of climate change on agribusiness in Australia
 
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Climate change and the seven-year drought have had a devastating and long-term impact on agriculture in Australia, particularly the Murray Darling Basin. Over allocation, low rainfall and the government's policy of buying back water for environmental uses mean that farmers are being squeezed on a number of fronts. Dry-land farming approaches, and the efficient and innovative use of water resources, are the future for many in agribusiness that have been reliant on irrigation for their livelihood. New crops and diversification of income sources are increasingly a reality for many farms. Our presenter, Peter Fagan, has more than 35 years of experience and is the Asia Pacific Sustainability Practice Leader for MWH. His extensive experience spans the technical and organisational aspects of sustainability through public and private sector roles, including more than 30 years with New South Wales' largest water provider. Mr Fagan currently serves as a member of the Technology and Sustainability standing committee of the University of Sydney's Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering. MWH Global employs approximately 7,000 experts including engineers, consultants and construction professionals globally. As specialists in water and natural resources, MWH employees use innovative ideas and technology to solve complex infrastructure and environmental challenges. MWH is Building a Better World. Meet us at http://www.mwhglobal.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
How many people die from coal each year in Australia?
 
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The answer is pretty surprising. -- After thousands of Australians chipped in to Australia's biggest crowd-funding campaign, the abolished Climate Commission has relaunched as the new, independent Climate Council. We exist to provide independent, authoritative climate change information to the Australian public. Why? Because our response to climate change should be based on the best science available. We're a fast growing group of people made up of expert Councillors, staff, volunteers and supporters. Together we are doing everything we can to spread independent and accurate information on climate change. Connect with us here: → Website: https://www.climatecouncil.org.au → Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/climatecouncil → Twitter: https://twitter.com/climatecouncil
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