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Inter-relationship between Energy and Water

It takes large amounts of water to produce energy, and it takes energy to treat and distribute water. The demand for both are ever-increasing in a growing state like Arizona. Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Kris Mayes, Arizona Investment Council President … Continue reading

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How much does solar cost?

A growing number of homeowners want to know how much solar costs, but it can sometimes be difficult to get a straight answer. To help shine a light, One Block Off the Grid took the results of over 45,000 solar … Continue reading

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A 40-foot battery?

A guy gets a standing ovation for talking about batteries? At the 2012 TED Conference in Long Beach, MIT professor Donald Sadoway shared his story of how six years ago he started developing a liquid battery, a three-layered device comprising … Continue reading

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This is Your Brain on Comedy – Chris Bliss

Chris Bliss explores the inherent challenge of communication, and how comedy opens paths to new perspectives. Chris Bliss is a national headline comedian, with credits including the Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman, as well as an … Continue reading

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Solve for X: Rob McGinnis on global water scarcity

Global water scarcity presents a grave challenge to continued human development and sustainability. The answer, however, is to use more water, not less. In order to do this, a dramatic technological breakthrough in desalination is necessary. This presentation describes the … Continue reading

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A Modest Question or two…

Q: Do we have the technology to become energy independent and run our economy on 100% clean energy? A: Many people would say “Yes,we do.” Many people would say “No, we don’t.” Is one side telling the truth and one … Continue reading

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How a home-built wind turbine can create usable electrical power

An engineering student explains how a home-built wind turbine can create usable electrical power.

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Reinventing the Leaf: Future Sources of Fuel

RETHINKING SUSTAINABILITY Reinventing the Leaf: Future Sources of Fuel Nate Lewis, George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology Compass Summit, a forum for true interaction and exchange, examines some of today’s most pressing problems through the lens … Continue reading

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e2 Design – First Season Trailer

The e2 series introduces the inventive leaders and technologies driving sustainable practices in the buildings where we live, work, and play. e2 demonstrates that living in harmony with nature is not only a matter of progress; it’s a matter of … Continue reading

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Solar Industry Executives Talk About Massive Solar Job Growth

Mike Casey of clean energy public relations firm, Tigercomm, takes Scaling Green’s Communicating Energy lecture series on the road to the Solar Power International 2011 (SPI) conference and trade show in Dallas, Texas. Casey interviews several clean energy industry leaders … Continue reading

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