April 6, 2009 Science at the Theater talk:
By exploiting the powers of nanotechnology and taking advantage of non-toxic, Earth-abundant materials, Berkeley Lab’s Cyrus Wadia has fabricated new solar cell devices that have the potential to be several orders of magnitude less expensive than conventional solar cells.
And by mastering the chemistry of these materials—and the economics of solar energy—he envisions bringing electricity to the 1.2 billion people now living without it.
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Is fusion power a realistic option in the near future?
Professor Brian Cox takes a global journey in search of the current development of fusion power.
He is granted extraordinary access to the biggest and most ambitious fusion experiments on the planet.
The Pew Charitable Trusts recently published a report detailing the nation’s clean-energy economy, providing the first-ever hard count across all 50 states of environmentally friendly jobs, businesses, and investments.
The Pew Charitable Trusts defines clean-energy jobs as those related to:
expanding clean energy production
increasing energy efficiency
reducing greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and pollution
Van Jones from the White House Council of Environmental Quality visits a local work site that gives us a glimpse of the clean energy economy that’s on the way. Green roofing is just one of the countless green job opportunities that will emerge from President Obama’s comprehensive energy policy.