The NCGC video entitled “Carbon in Underland”, was selected as one of five winners of the Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research video contest by an external panel of judges for its “entertaining animation and engaging explanations of carbon sequestration”.
The U.S. Department of Energy and Calpine are working together to increase the use of renewable energy.
This slide show was produced by Frances Negrón Martínez, a high school summer intern from Puerto Rico, whose project at the Berkeley Lab was to generate outreach materials to educate the general public about geothermal energy. This presentation will explain the wastewater treatment process used to increase geothermal power production at The Geysers geothermal field.
Here you will see the process of how wastewater is treated, how the treated water is used to enhance geothermal energy production, and how the energy produced is used to provide electricity to the homes, businesses, and industries of Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino counties, as well a portion of the power needs of Marin and Napa counties.
A group of earth scientists, prominently including ESD Director Don DePaolo, have for years been studying the massive volcanoes on Hawaii’s Big Island—the largest and most active volcanic system on the planet—to find clues not only to the formation of the Hawaiian Islands, but also to the fundamental workings of Earth. Their efforts have now been documented in a PBS documentary film entitled Hawaii: Roots of Fire (funded by the National Science Foundation Continental Dynamics and Informal Science Education Programs), that started airing on PBS in May and June 2011. This video is a short introduction to the whole piece