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Peak Moment: Plug-In Hybrids Power the Grid

24 Apr 2008 | |
View all related to Energy | Peak Moment Television | plug-in hybrids | solar power | Transportation

Professor Andy Frank, Director of the UC Davis Hybrid Vehicle Research Center, has a plan to power more than just our cars. In his vision, plug-in hybrid vehicles can be used as mobile batteries, contributing solar power to the grid, and helping to "load balance" the demand. Roofs built over our parking lots contain solar panels that charge the cars' batteries in daytime. At home, the same batteries can help power ahouse, or feed energy back to the grid. The result: fewer power plants. Episode 107.

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From the Pump to the Plate: Rethinking & relocalizing our food and fuel systems

01 May 2008
View all related to Energy | Food | HopeDance | Relocalization
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In this article for HopeDance Magazine, Post Carbon Institute founder Julian Darley
discusses the connections between food and energy, both globally and as locally as your kitchen table.
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Peak Moment: Energy and Climate Initiatives in Santa Barbara

13 Mar 2008 | |
View all related to cities | Climate Change | Energy | government | Peak Moment Television | post carbon cities | Shelter | Transportation
Santa Barbara is lowering carbon emissions starting with a greenhouse gas emissions study; adding solar panels to city buildings; requiring lower energy usage for new buildings; converting vehicles to biodiesel and/or hybrids; giving free bus passes to downtown workers. City councilmember Das Williams urges citizens to push officials to make substantive (i.e., funded) changes to mitigate the effects of peak oil and climate change. (www.santabarbaraca.gov) Episode 101.
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Peak Moment: People-Centered Developments for Reduced-Energy Living

28 Nov 2007 | |
View all related to biofuel | Energy | green building | Peak Moment Television | Renewables | waste

Developer Steven Ribeiro is re-creating traditional towns, that put "waste" resources to good use. A mixed-use three-story building augments power from its solar panels (which provide shade and collect rainwater) with a tugboat engine (running on local biodiesel), using engine heat to warm the building. Cars are secondary in a 68-acre village, whose dwellings of all sizes are walkable to retail, offices, schools, entertainment, and open space. Episode 82.

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Peak Moment: A No-Nonsense Look at Climate Change and Petrocollapse

28 Nov 2007 | |
View all related to Climate Change | Energy | Peak Moment Television | Peak Oil | petrocollapse

Former energy analyst Jan Lundberg opens by singing "Have A Global Warming Day" and closes with "The Depaver's Song." In between is an unabashed look at climate distortion, peak oil, and declining ecosystems, all bringing a necessary collapse of our "pigging out" economy. He envisions a future with radically curtailed energy use, and people coming together groping for local solutions. Episode 81.

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Peak Moment: Sustainable Connections - Transforming a Community Through Local Business

22 Sep 2007 | |
View all related to community | Energy | local business | Local Culture | Local Food | Peak Moment Television

Michelle Long enthuses about how their highly successful local independent business network has transformed Bellingham, WA and inspired other communities as well. From an initial "Think Local First" program, they have expanded to business peer mentoring, and support for local food producers, sustainable buildings, and green energy. An astounding sixty percent of their community are aware of "Think Local, Buy Local, Be Local" campaigns and have changed buying habits. Episode 75.

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Peak Moment: San Francisco Takes Action on Climate Change

22 Sep 2007 | |
View all related to city | City Structure and Design | Climate Change | efficiency | electricity | Energy | fuels | Peak Moment Television | Peak Oil | Transportation | urban | waste

Cal Broomhead and Melissa Capria of the Energy & Climate Program discuss the rationale, aggressive plans, and activities for city-wide energy self-reliance and greenhouse gas reduction. Tools include energy efficiency in buildings, transit alternatives, alternative vehicle fuels, generating electricity with renewable energy, and solid waste reduction. Episode 74.

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Peak Moment: Post Carbon Cities - Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty

17 Sep 2007 | |
View all related to cities | City Structure and Design | Climate Change | Energy | municipalities | Peak Moment Television | Peak Oil | postcarbon | Transportation | urban
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Smart municipalities are planning and preparing for energy vulnerability and climate change. Daniel Lerch, manager of the Post Carbon Cities project, has prepared a guidebook including case studies of cities large and small planning how to maintain essential services in the face of energy and climate uncertainty. Episode 73.

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Dr. Albert Bartlett, In Depth

22 Jun 2007 |
View all related to arithmetic | Australia | Climate Change | Coal | Energy | Natural Gas | Oil | Population | Resource Depletion | Sustainability
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Dr. Albert Bartlett, professor emeritus of Physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder discusses population growth, peak oil and global warming, solutions and sustainability in great detail with GPM's Andi Hazelwood. The in depth interview closes with a brief discussion of A Depletion Protocol for Non-Renewable Natural Resources: Australia as an Example and a look at Queensland's local government reform plan.

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Albert A. Bartlett

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Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of "Arithmetic, Population and Energy".