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Peak Moment: San Luis Obispo's Smart Energy Summit

17 Dec 2006 | |
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How can localities buy and build local renewable energy generation capacity? Ken Smokoska describes the opportunities afforded by California's Community Choice law AB117. Nick Alter and Aeron Arlin Genet describe the coalition of business, environmental, university, county and city governments that took part in the summit, and where some of the outcomes can lead. Episode 41.
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Parin Shah on Urban Environmental Accords

08 Nov 2006 | |
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Parin Shah of the Urban Accords Institute talks about the 21 Urban Environmental Accords adopted by over 50 mayors from around the globe on World Environment Day 2005, and also discusses the oil independence resolutions passed by Oakland and Sweden.
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Sebastopol's renewables on "The Reality Report"

16 Oct 2006 |
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Sebastopol City Council member Sam Pierce talks about how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within government by empowering city staff to prioritize specific tasks and document cost savings.
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Peak Moment: An Island Eyes Energy Independence

18 Sep 2006 | |
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Rita Schenck and Deirdre Grace advocate forming a Vashon Island public utility district to produce electricity locally from renewable resources, starting with an aggressive voluntary conservation program to improve building efficiencies. Check out the Institute for Environmental Research and Education's 10-year plan for community energy independence at www.iere.org. Episode 29.
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Prof. Peter F. Smith on renewables and climate change

01 Sep 2006 |
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Professor Peter F. Smith is Special Professor in Sustainable Energy, Nottingham University, UK. He sits on the housing committee of the Energy Savings Trust and wrote Architecture in a Climate of Change (Architecture Press). In this interview with GPM correspondent Richard Scrase, Smith discusses the pros and cons of several renewable energies including wind, wave/tidal, solar, and Stirling engines and the pressing need for them.
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Prof. Keith Barnham on solar and nuclear

25 Aug 2006 |
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Keith Barnham is a professor of physics at Imperial College London. In this interview with GPM correspondent Richard Scrase, Barnham comments on the recent UK government energy review. He makes the link between the UK military demand for nuclear material and the governments decision to go for the nuclear option. Barnham also explains how solar energy can provide the UK with much of its energy, if we follow the lead of Germany, Japan and many other countries.
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Scientist David Hart on the UK Energy Review

25 Jul 2006 |
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Dr David Hart is Head of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research at ICEPT, Imperial College, London, UK. In this conversation with Global Public Media correspondent Richard Scrase, Hart discusses his reaction to the recent Energy Review by the United Kingdom government and the role of hydrogen and fuel cells in a post carbon economy.
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Peak Moment: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change

29 Jun 2006 | |
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Author Guy Dauncey's lively, optimistic solutions for Peak Oil and climate crisis are do-able here and now. Conservation, efficiency, proven technologies, and emerging innovations will take us through this critical planetary energy transition. Episode 26.

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Peak Moment: MagneGas: From Sewage to Fuel Tank

22 Jun 2006 | |
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Watch Ron Cole of MagneGas demonstrate converting any liquid to a gas similar to natural gas--and then drive off in the compressed-gas vehicle so fueled! He envisions its use in sewage treatment and neighborhood 'gas production' units that could plug into the natural gas grid. Episode 25.
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John Howe on The End of Fossil Energy

16 Mar 2006 |
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GPM correspondent Jason Brenno talks to retired mechanical engineer John Howe about his book The End of Fossil Energy and the Last Chance for Survival, his five percent plan and his solar powered tractor.