Non-fossil Energy

Here is information about non-fossil energies, mostly renewable energy.

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VIDEOS on Energy

Here is a great video by the Environmental Defense Fund (under 2 minutes):

 

Here is a great video by Dr. Steven Chu, US Secretary of Energy and Nobel Prize winner, at the Cancun Climate Conference discussing new energy technologies:

Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future

 

HERE is a fabulous video by Prof. Nathan Lewis (Cal Tech) on the greatest problem of our time - energy - and it's relationship to global warming.

 

Here are some more videos from the US Department of Energy:

 

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Energy Websites

 

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From the Energy Empowers WebsiteRenewable Energy

 

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