What is Thorium and how can we use it as an clean, alternate fuel source? [VIDEO]

What is Thorium

What is Thorium?  Thorium is a slightly radioactive metal with small ammounts naturally being found in small amounts in most rocks and soils. It is three times more abundant than uranium. Within soil, there is an average of 6 parts per million of thorium. Thorium is insoluble and unlike uranium, is plentiful in sands but not in seawater. […]

Switching to clean energy will take a massive social change

Global climate change, driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases, is already affecting the planet, with more heatwaves, droughts, wildfires and floods, and accelerating sea-level rise. Devastating impacts on our environment, health, social justice, food production, coastal city infrastructure and economies cannot be avoided if we maintain a slow and steady transition to a zero-carbon […]

The Promise of Clean Energy

President Obama speaks about how clean energy investments can diminish the environmental risks of continued use of fossil fuels and provide new jobs and opportunities after touring the Solyndra solar panel plant in Fremont, CA. May 26, 2010. Video Rating: 4 / 5

Should Google Go Nuclear? Clean, cheap, nuclear power…

Google Tech Talks November 9, 2006 ABSTRACT This is not your father’s fusion reactor! Forget everything you know about conventional thinking on nuclear fusion: high-temperature plasmas, steam turbines, neutron radiation and even nuclear waste are a thing of the past. Goodbye thermonuclear fusion; hello inertial electrostatic confinement fusion (IEC), an old idea that’s been made […]

Clean Tech Summit 2011 – Highlights – The Nuclear Debate (Pro)

In this highlight from the 2011 Clean Tech investor Summit, Peter Schwartz, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Global Business Network, explores the pro-side the nuclear power debate. In his talk he focuses on the role nuclear power plays as a vital component of clean energy policy and sustainability. Germany is speeding up plans to close […]

Pew: Military Clean Energy Innovation

The Pentagon is accelerating its clean energy innovation to reduce risks to America’s military, enhance energy security and save money, according to a report released Sept. 21, 2011, by The Pew Charitable Trusts. As one of the largest energy consumers in the world, the Department of Defense has the ability to help shape America’s energy […]

BP Oil Spill Clean Up Technology Ideas – Part 6 (2010)

June 9, 2010 www.amazon.com Watch the full hearing: thefilmarchived.blogspot.com The first attempts to stop the oil spill were to use remotely operated underwater vehicles to close the blowout preventer valves on the well head; however, all these attempts failed. The second technique, placing a 125-tonne (280000 lb) containment dome (which had worked on leaks in […]

U.S. bills target clean energy red tape

U.S. bills target clean energy red tape WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) — The goal of U.S. lawmakers should be to encourage renewable energy growth not create legislative roadblocks, the Natural Resources Committee chairman said. Read more on UPI JSC RusHydro – Cooperation Agreement with Reykjavik Geothermal JSC RusHydro – Cooperation Agreement with Reykjavik Geothermal Read […]

Battle Over Clean Energy: Next Partisan Fight?

Battle Over Clean Energy: Next Partisan Fight? The House Republicans’ 2011 budget proposal, which proposes deep cuts in clean energy programs, threatens President Obama’s goals and sets the stage for a bitter battle between Republicans and Democrats to define the country’s energy agenda. Read more on ABC News Clean Energy: Coconuts vs. Swallows of Coal […]