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How can we use wind power when there’s no wind?

How can we use wind power when there’s no wind?

“What happens when the wind isn’t blowing, the tide is turning and someone wants a cup of hot chocolate in the night? If it was up to environmentalists the answer would be ‘tough you’ll have to go without’.” Anybody who’s a fan of wind or solar power has heard the argument that the wind doesn’t …

Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

What is hydraulic fracturing – or fracking ? Since the industrial revolution our energy consumption has risen unceasingly. The majority of this energy consumption is supplied by fossil fuels like coal or natural gas. Recently there has been a lot of talk about a controversial method of extracting natural gas: Hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Put …

Wood gas | Wikipedia audio article

Wood gas | Wikipedia audio article

Wood gas is a syngas fuel which can be used as a fuel for furnaces, stoves and vehicles in place of gasoline, diesel or other fuels. During the production process biomass or other carbon-containing materials are gasified within the oxygen-limited environment of a wood gas generator to produce hydrogen and carbon monoxide. These gases can …

Hydrogen; Nature’s Fuel

Hydrogen; Nature’s Fuel

Hydrogen is the most abundant element on earth. It really is nature’s fuel. We’re at a very interesting stage of development of this technology where it’s not quite ready for prime time time but it’s getting tantalizingly close Fuel cell technology is evolving, the technology is improving constantly. We’re competing in a market that we …

Safety first: Gas appliances and carbon monoxide

Safety first: Gas appliances and carbon monoxide

All gas appliances need a certain amount of air to operate safely. Poorly maintained appliances and those used in poorly ventilated areas or indoors, can use up the available air very quickly. This results in the production of carbon monoxide, rapidly creating a toxic and deadly atmosphere. Carbon monoxide, commonly known as CO, has no …

Power to the People – Full Video

Most people in developing countries aspire to a rich, better life. These people know how we in the west live, and they refuse to be left behind. The highest standard of living the world has ever known has been built on an ever-increasing use of energy… and there is no end in sight. We’ve made …

Climate Change is Boring

Climate Change is Boring

Climate change is boring. Don’t get me wrong. It is incredibly important. It is just that the story of climate change is not especially compelling. And that is when the carbon dioxide concentration reached 400 parts per million. When I started making this video I thought that everyone knew the story. But apparently I was …

Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

What if I told you that someone had developed an energy source that could help us solve our biggest environmental challenges, purify our water and air, make our cities and homes more sanitary, and keep us safe from potential catastrophic climate change? What if I also told you that this energy source was cheap, plentiful, …