Can Renewables Provide Big Energy in America's Electric Future?

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
Renewable energy sources currently provide about only about 10% of the nation’s electricity, with most of that coming from large hydro sources. Renewable energy sources are scattered around the country, with much of the best wind and solar resources located in remote locations. These sources also may have a big footprint compared to conventional sources. Finally, solar and wind are often described as intermittent due to their variable and uncertain output. As a consequence, it is often...

To What Degree? What Science is Telling Us About Climate Change

submitted by: nsf

How do we know the climate is changing? How do we know what's causing it? Some of the world's leading climate scientists explore the science behind the headlines in this lively documentary.

Modeling Our Climate's Future

submitted by: UMiami_RSMAS

UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science professor Amy Clement discusses how scientists use models to forecast future climate change.

Energy Innovation/Smart Grid

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
Jason Bordoff is the Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Prior to joining CEQ, he was Policy Director of the Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative housed at The Brookings Institution committed to promoting more broadly shared prosperity. Jason has written on a broad range of economic policy matters, with a focus on climate and energy, trade and globalization, and tax policy. His publications include "Path to...

Re-evaluating The Hubbert Curve And The Global Petroleum Revolution: A New Era - Details

submitted by: RASEIBoulder
Summary: Why have the predicted global oil and natural gas shortages and demise of civilization by 2010 related to these vanishing supplies not occurred? The static view has created a pessimistic outlook based on historical perspective such as the Hubbert curve analysis which results in the inescapable and inevitable depletion that will result in catastrophic consequences for civilization. A new paradigm, a dynamic or petroleum system view demonstrates a different and more optimistic...

Tom Juenger at the 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Tom Juenger of the University of Texas at Austin on "The Physiological Changes of Panicum: Exploring Switchgrass Responses to Climate Change" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 24, 2011.