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Fossil Fuels Without the CO2: Can Carbon Capture and Storage Deliver? [PODCAST]

June 1, 2015 by Jesse Jenkins
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Carbon capture and storage technology promises fossil fuels without the carbon dioxide. But can the fledgling technology deliver on this promise?On May 27th, I hosted an Energy Collective #EnergyChat webinar, sponsored by Shell, on precisely this topic. For a full hour, we chatted with a panel of experts on carbon capture and...[read more]

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The Utility of the Future [PODCAST]

April 7, 2015 by Amelia Smith

The growing penetration of distributed energy resources, including distributed generation such as solar PV or fuel cells, electric vehicles, stationary batteries, and demand response, could remake electricity markets, power system operations, and utility business models alike.[read more]

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Keystone Showdown: The Political, Economic, and Environmental Consequences of the Pipeline Fight

January 28, 2015 by Amelia Smith
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The podcast for the exclusive #energychat webinar that occurred on January 26th.[read more]

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20th UN Climate Summit: Catalyst for Global Action?

December 12, 2014 by Amelia Smith

A virtual discussion about the events, decisions and conversations from the 20th UNFCCC climate summit in Lima. Is the UNFCCC still a viable pathway to confront climate change? Can the Lima talks capture momentum from a recent US-China climate agreement and set the stage for international agreement in Paris in 2015? Are bilateral deals,...[read more]

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Webinar Replay: Gone With The Wind? Understanding Grid Resiliency

May 31, 2013 by Christine Hertzog

Regulators – State vs. Federal:  Who has authority where? Is the federal government really as responsible as you think it is?What impact do utilities have? Can corporate culture be to blame for a 'bad' grid? What about multi-state utilities?How & Where are innovations happening? Are there gaps in the space that still need to be...[read more]

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Webinar Replay: Can Shale Gas Global?

March 13, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins
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The International Energy Agency now projects that North America will be energy self-sufficient by 2020, with the U.S. becoming the world's largest producer of both natural gas and oil. . In 2000, shale gas accounted for only 1% of all US natural gas production. Today, it accounts for almost a quarter, and by 2035, it will be over half....[read more]

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Audio Archive: Growing Wind Power

August 15, 2011 by Energy Collective

Can the growth of the wind industry substantially reduce our dependence on fossil fuels? And if so, how soon? What evolutions in technology, policy, and economics are necessary to drive that growth? What are the obstacles to a large increase in wind power?[read more]

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Audio Archive: Fukushima and Nuclear Power

July 9, 2011 by Amelia Timbers
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Listen to The Energy Collective's panelists as they seek answers to questions raised after Fukushima and discuss nuclear power's role in our energy future[read more]

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Is Hydrogen A Bridge to Increased Renewables?

April 18, 2011 by Amelia Timbers
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While not yet commercially cost competitive, the core value of hydrogen fuel cells is that it, depending on how the hydrogen was generated, has zero emissions. At minimum, widespread hydrogen adoption may be an upgrade from and substitute for petroleum gasoline. Eliminating oil from consumers’ lives is a more pressing problem in the UK,...[read more]

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Audio Archive: Supply, Demand, and Revolution

March 11, 2011 by Energy Collective

Recent civil unrest in North Africa and the Middle East has captured global attention, as many hope for more humane, democratic governments in that part of the world, while others express concern over what new leadership might mean for relations with the West. With large scale unrest in a region so closely associated with oil...[read more]

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Audio Archive: Energy in China

February 3, 2011 by Energy Collective

According to a 2010 International Energy Agency report, Chinese energy consumption has doubled over the past decade, and will soar 75 percent by 2035, accounting for more than a third of total global consumption growth. To date, the largest portion of this demand has been met by burning coal, raising serious concerns about CO2 emissions and the battle against climate change, but China has also begun to aggressively invest in alternative energy.[read more]

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Audio Archive: Natural Gas - Friend or Foe to Energy Sustainability?

December 2, 2010 by Energy Collective

On November 30th, The Energy Collective presented a live webinar on natural gas with our moderator, Marc Gunther, David Hone from Shell, and Geoff Styles from GSW Strategy Group, LLC. The panel talked about how natural gas is discovered, gathered, and used. You can listen to the archive (or download it for later) and check out the slide deck below.[read more]

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Audio Archive: Beyond the Meter - The Next Smartgrid

September 9, 2010 by Energy Collective

The question of who owns consumer data has been resoundingly answered, but many questions remain unresolved. Some of the most intriguing questions center on the types of companies that are most likely to find value in consumer energy data, and the types of products and services that can leverage this data. This webinar will...[read more]

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Audio Archive: Is There Hope for Solar?

July 15, 2010 by Energy Collective

The sun is the primary source of energy in our solar system, yet most of the power running through our electric grid here on earth does not come from solar energy - it comes from a multitude of other, often environmentally harmful sources. Solar power currently generates less than 1% of the electricity used in the United States....[read more]

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Audio Archive: Gulf Oil Spill and What it Means for US Energy

June 7, 2010 by Energy Collective

Featuring: David Pettit is the senior attorney in charge of the Natural Resource Defense Council's Southern California Air Quality Program. He is an experienced civil litigator, having tried more than 100 cases in state and federal courts. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem in the Los Angeles Superior and Municipal Courts, and authored...[read more]

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Audio Archive: Climate Legislation in the US Senate: Will Obama Get a Bill?

May 10, 2010 by Energy Collective

Following closely on the much-anticipated release of the proposed Kerry-Lieberman Senate legislation (until recently known as the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman legislation), The Energy Collective brought together energy experts and a key legislator from the U.S. Senate to examine and debate the bill in an interactive online forum. How will...[read more]

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Audio Archive: A Conversation with Stewart Brand and Marc Gunther

February 18, 2010 by Energy Collective

A few of the audience-submitted questions were: "What about the issue of water and nuclear? By that I mean that nuclear uses tremendous amounts of water - which is an issue in the West for instance?  is this too much of a strain on this natural resource?" "Turkey Point 6 & 7 south of Miami will cost from $24 B to $ 35 B,...[read more]

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Audio Archive: COP 15 and Prospects for International Climate Agreements

January 29, 2010 by Energy Collective

imee Christensen Last weekend, BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) confirmed they will announce their targets by Jan. 31, and they account for 30% of global emissions…the U.S. risks losing out on the opportunity to compete in this market…business leaders are saying in DC “this is about competition –...[read more]

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Audio Archive: Rethinking the Electric Grid

October 29, 2009 by Energy Collective

With $4 billion of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act designated for the “Smart Grid,” or modernization of the nation’s electrical transmission systems, investment has accelerated at a feverish pace in viable projects initiated by utilities, research facilities, and technology companies. The Smart Grid represents more...[read more]

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Buy American: Bad for America

October 15, 2009 by Marc Gunther

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