At TED2010, Bill Gates unveils his vision for the worlds energy future, describing the need for miracles to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why hes backing a dramatically different type of nuclear reactor. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by 2050.
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April 1, 2009 - Dan Arvizu, director of the Department of Energys National Renewable Energy Laboratory, discusses the current state of renewable energy technology and implementation in the U.S., as well as potential advancements in the near future. The Energy Seminar meets during the academic year on Wednesdays, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. For a listing of upcoming Energy Seminar talks, please visit the events listing at the Woods Institute for the Environment website.0 comments