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In this week's webisode, Planet Forward host Frank Sesno interviews Haynesville Director Gregory Kallenberg about his natural gas film and where gas fits in our energy future.
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Last month Planet Forward test drove Nissan’s Leaf…this month, we show you one way you may be able to afford solar panels with zero upfront costs. Check out our piece on PBS’s Nightly Business Report and let us know what you think of Planet Forward member Danny Kennedy’s business model.
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Darren Samuelsohn, POLITICO’s ;Senior Energy and Environmental reporter, has called the Democratic defeat in Tuesday’s elections a “day of reckoning” if they voted “yes” on the climate bill in a
[LESS INFO] 806 VIEWS | ADDED 15:40:08 11/05/10
In part 2 of this week’s webisode, Planet Forward host Frank Sesno sits down with President of the ;Alliance of Automobile Manufacturersand former Democratic Congressman Dave McCurdy (D-OK) about Tuesday’s results and the future of energy policy.
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Planet Forward hosted a LIVE event during the White House’s GreenGov Symposium, a conference focused on making all levels of government more sustainable. In this week’s webisode, the U.S. General Services Administration shows how restoring a building can change a city, even if it means moving some bats! Click on the video to learn what our esteemed panel (Laura Ipsen of Cisco, Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, HUD Deputy Secy. Ron Sims and the SBA’s Sean Greene) think of the innovations behind the GSA new LEED-certified building.
[LESS INFO] 445 VIEWS | ADDED 14:21:00 10/19/10
Planet Forward hosted a LIVE event during the White House's GreenGov Symposium, a conference focused on making all levels of government more sustainable. In this segment, Sandia National Laboratories shows the potential of how a little change can go a long way. See how and learn what our esteemed panel (Laura Ipsen of Cisco, Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, HUD Deputy Secy. Ron Sims and the SBA's Sean Greene) think of their innovation.
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Planet Forward hosted a LIVE event during the White House's GreenGov Symposium, a conference focused on making all levels of government more sustainable. PF Host Frank Sesno led a great discussion between the esteemed panel (Laura Ipsen of Cisco, Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City, HUD Deputy Secy. Ron Sims and the SBA's Sean Greene) and 6 employees eager to show that their agency (including the National Archives, featured here) could go green.
[LESS INFO] 324 VIEWS | ADDED 19:04:30 09/24/10
The World Energy Congress is where the big multinationals present their newest energy innovations. At this year's event in Montreal, international companies wanted to show off their renewable investments. But is it all just a dance on the convention floor? We talked to Tony de Vuono of AECL, Henrik Hudsk of Vestas, Nany Mohn of Alstrom, Bob Fesmire of ABB, and Rudolf Sommer of EnBW. Check out their presentations and tell us if you think they can significantly change how we use and generate energy.
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Would you be more willing to buy your lunch from an environmentally conscious restaurateur? Planet Forward member Stephan Boillon, better known as @flmeetsDC, shows us his solar powered food truck. We do the math and run his business model by George Washington University professor and entrepreneur expert Paul Swiercz - does it make the grade?
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What’s the latest in environmental policy? We’re taking a break from this month's green business theme to give you the scoop from a real Washington insider. Planet Forward host Frank Sesno interviews Carol Werner, Executive Director of the Environmental and Energy Study Institute about the who and how in environmental policy when Congress returns next week.
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On the one hand, it's a positive sign for renewable fans... a small family business making a go of it in solar and wind power. This Long Island family has been installing small-scale solar and wind energy packages in back yards, reducing homeowner’s electricity bills to almost zero. But, on the other hand, it illustrates how renewables' long-term promise are actually a big risk for the small fry. It can take more than a decade for homeowners to recoup their initial costs, red tape can trip companies up before they even start and taxes take a bite out of the annual bottom line. With all these hurdles, can they afford to wait for the sun to pay off?
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The National Environmental Education Foundation’s online initiative, Planet Connect, is using video contests to engage students in environmental issues (sound familiar?) This special webisode takes a break from our tech-talk to show you their winning videos and an innovation that’ll make your morning routine more efficient. (Sound effect from soundbible.com)
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Are you ready to ride the waves? Planet Forward Intern Dave Raish shows us a video – with a nifty animation – that explains how one utility plans to harness the most reliable resource on Earth – the tides. By connecting two tidal turbines – think underwater windmills – to the grid, Craig Collar of Snohomish PUD is investigating the potential of tidal power. Currently, there are only 40 sites on the planet that meet the right conditions to even generate tidal energy. Watch the webisode and then weigh in…do you think tidal power will sink or swim as a viable alternative energy option?