1. Energy 101 - Wind Turbines


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    See how wind turbines generate clean electricity from the power of the wind. Highlighted are the various parts and mechanisms of a modern wind turbine.

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    • Breakthroughs in Renewable Energy


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      CIRES assembled a panel of the top minds in the field of renewable energy at the 2012 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting. The panelists discuss recent scientific studies, new technologies, new oppertunities, and global strategies that help to further the industry of renewable energy. Panel organized by: Suzanne Van Drunick, Ph.D. Fmr. Associate Director for Science, CIRES Betsy Weatherhead, Ph.D. CIRES/NOAA Panelists: Alexander E. MacDonald, Director, NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) Daniel Arvizu, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Susan Avery, Director & President, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Peter Hauge Madsen, Head of Department, Technical University of Denmark Video By: David Oonk/CIRES 'Like' CIRES on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CIRESnews Follow CIRES on twitter: @CIRESnews

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      • Recorded Webinar: Green Building XML and the New EnergyPlus GUIs from LBNL and NREL


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        This is a recording of the gbXML webinar that took place on January 22, 2013. It demonstrates the new EnergyPlus GUIs from LBNL and NREL and includes the following: 1. An overview of gbXML given by Stephen Roth of Carmel Software 2. Demo of LBNL's Simergy by Richard See 3. Demo of NREL's OpenStudio by David Goldwasser 4. Question and answer period (Please note: The first 10 minutes of the webinar were NOT recorded, so the webinar starts with the Simergy demo).

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        • Sec. Steven Chu speaks to Employees at NREL in Golden, CO


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          04/29/09 In an ongoing effort to expand domestic renewable energy, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced plans to provide $93 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support further development of wind energy in the United States during a visit to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Secretary Chu also announced more than $100 million in funding from the Recovery Act for NREL facility and infrastructure improvements. Transcript: http://www.energy.gov/media/Secretary_Chu_NREL_Speech_Transcript.pdf

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          • DOE's Solar Decathlon Brings #Sunny Ideas to Planet Forward


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            This week, we begin Planet Forward’s coverage of the Solar Decathlon! 20 collegiate teams from around the world are designing and building sustainable solar homes.11 of the teams have submitted their innovations to Planet Forward. In this week’s WEBISODE, we take a look at the unique use of water in University of Maryland‘s home. WE’VE GOT SPIRIT, HOW ‘BOUT YOU? Want to participate in Planet Forward’s Solar Decathlon? Like your favorite collegiate team, view their ideas, and comment on the ones you think will go far in the competition. FROM OUR BLOG: Have a twitter account? We’re taking your ideas about the Solar Decathlon teams through twitter. Planet Forward’s Susanna Murley, tells you what PF is looking for. FROM THE DOE: MORE ON SUNNY IDEAS: Planet Forward’s Innovator Danny Kennedy is the founder of solar company, Sungevity. In our Innovator Update, we see how he is doing on his goal for eastward expansion. FROM NREL: Ever heard of a sky trough? Planet Forward host Frank Sesno visits the National Renewable Energy Labs to find out. NEXT WEEK: More from the Solar Decathlon. Want to influence which team we feature next? VOTE, LIKE and TWEET #SunnyIdeas

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            • 2" Fluidized bed reactor


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              Simulating the National Renewable Energy Lab's 4-inch fluidized bed reactor (half-scale). 15.6M particles Realistic inflow

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              • Dirty to clean? The future of electric power in America


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                The electric power sector is at a crossroads. Old, dirty power plants are being phased out. Natural gas is proliferating, but its green credentials are being questioned. The nuclear power industry is reeling from Japan’s ongoing catastrophe. And solar and wind are still fighting for share. What do these converging currents mean for America’s energy future? Is natural gas a bridge to a clean energy future, or are mounting environmental and safety concerns from hydraulic fracturing too great? What will it take to scale renewable energy, the smart grid and efficiency? Join our panel of energy experts for an exploration of these complex issues. Speakers Participating: Doug Arent, Executive Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Dan Bakal, Director of Electric Power Programs, Ceres Steve Kline, Chief Sustainability Officer, PG&E Thomas Price Jr., Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Government Relations, Chesapeake Energy Sue Tierney, Managing Principal, Analysis Group (moderator)

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                • Mushroom Based Weird Science is Global Game-changer


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                  See this introductory report on materials for the future made from stuff that was here all along. Ecovative's breakthrough biomaterial science research is changing how the world views manufacturing and recycling. Firms like Dell, Steelcase, and Crate and Barrel already use some of these products. Mushroom technology is being employed to create packaging and product cushioning, used in replacing aldehydes as a natural glue, and supplants polystyrene in many applications. The Ecovative products are water resistant, fire retardant, possess similar thermal properties to EPS, cost less to manufacture and are completely biodegrable - even compostable! The mad science behind the technology actually employs the mushroom kingdom to do most of the work. Eben, Gavin, Sue and their team have won International science and business prizes since 2007 to bootstrap their intent to provide bio-composite material production in a way that would have a positive impact on the planet and the bottom line in business. Learn how consumers can tap into this new and clean technology to benefit from these emerging products. Help get the full report on-line by 1 April 2012 so this information can be shared with the world. Google INDIE GOGO to see how you can help heal the planet and eliminate polystyrene from the landfills in less than 10 years.

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                  • NREL "flame"


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                    Title: NREL "flame" Client: charles imstepf Concept: michael freund Director: charles imstepf DP: charles imstepf Editor: michael freund Note: once again director charles imstepf approached me, this time with footage of matches lighting and various flames burning. it was totally blue sky; i was to "make" a spot of it. i approached it conceptually by having the flames play in reverse and "make" the spot for an alternative energy company. referring metaphorically to the end of flames (and implied forms of combustion) as main energy source on the planet, and as driving force for this company, NREL. heavy emphasis on sound design.

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