Renewable energy from a different The Future of Energy | Taylor Wilson 10 months ago   08:06

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Jeremy Shere's TEDxBloomington talk spins the tale of two great solar energy inventors ... in the 19th century. His talk explores how investigating the history of renewable energy is vital for understanding and improving the energy landscape today and in the future.

An award-winner writer, editor, and producer, Jeremy Shere has more than a decade of experience producing content for print, web, radio, and television, including A Moment of Science, Sound Medicine, EarthSky, Matter Network, Reuters, and WTIU. Jeremy holds a Ph.D. in Literature and teaches writing at the IU Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. His new book, Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy, an in-depth look at the surprisingly long history of alternative energy sources and the best options for future sources of renewable energy, was published by St. Martin's Press in 2013.

About TEDx, x=independently organized event. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Shanna Heckler
work goes much faster with Avasva plans.
Chris Schene
The really big item he is leaving out is that US wind energy is close to 9% of total electricity generation.

The US has focused on wind rather than solar
Achal H P
*Thorium Molten Salt Reactors* and fusion need help from innovator like Jeremy Shere.

Renewable Energy has limitations:

*Dilute : need large area* * *Seasonal variations - Need fossil power backup* * *Intermittent on hourly basis - need battery/pumped hydro backup* * *Location specific*
Passed High School Physics
I live in sunny California where we have large solar and wind farms. The solar farms in the summer can't produce reliable electricity so the power companies are buying more power generated by nuclear or fossil fuels.

One of California's largest wind farms is decommissioning over 27% of the wind turbines.

I looked into installing solar on my house. The big solar companies want to sell me a $40,000 solar system for my house so I can save $50 a month on my electric bill while they make a $28,000 profit for Wall Street while tax payers subsides 30% of it.

If solar is so great why did all of the solar companies close shop in Nevada?

At the same time Lawrence Livermore Labs are getting closer to clean green, renewable nuclear power with the work they are doing on NIF.
Jeremy Shere
Thanks, friend.
Apricot Theory
Pointless talk.
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The Future of Energy | Taylor Wilson Renewable energy from a different 10 months ago   16:29

Veteran TED speaker Taylor Wilson shares his thoughts on the future of energy.

Taylor Wilson was born in Arkansas in 1994. In 2009 at age 14, Taylor became the youngest person in history to produce nuclear fusion, and went on to develop many novel nuclear technologies including security, medical, and energy innovations, afterwards founding companies to commercialize these inventions. In addition to running his commercial endeavors, Taylor directs several academic laboratories for fundamental and applied research in nuclear science. Along with his commercial and scientific interests, Taylor studies the history of science and technology and works to inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers to dream big and use technology to make the world a better place.

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