100 Lectures on the Future of Energy  

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The "Online Degree Programs" site has a great compendium of talks on energy related issues - 100 Amazing Lectures to Follow the Future of Energy.

Alternative Energy

Learn about different types of energy solutions, including wind, solar and geothermal energy.

1. Achieving U.S. Energy Security Through Energy Diversity: As the world changes, how come our reliance on one type of energy hasn’t? Bob Malone proposes a subsidized program for energy conservation and alternative energy.

2. Glorious Geothermal: A Deeper Look at Geo Systems and Ground-Source Heat Pumps: Learn about geothermal energy alternatives here.

3. Earth’s physical resources: renewable energy: From biofuel to wind power to hydroelectricity, learn about renewable energy options using Earth’s own resources.

4. Introduction to Renewable Energy Options: This Berkeley law course introduces you to renewable energy options.

5. Wonderful Wind: The Evolution of Wind Power Technology: Get an introduction to wind energy in this four-part lecture.

6. Saul Griffith’s kites tap wind energy: Learn about the new kite turbines created by Makani Power to create clean energy.

7. Bill Gross on new energy: Get an overview of the development of solar energy solutions.

8. William Kamkwamba on building a windmill: Even if your resources are limited, William Kamkwamba proves that building a windmill is possible.

9. Spectacular Sun: An Introduction to Solar Energy and Solar Heating: This three-part lecture will teach you the basics of solar energy solutions.

10. Two Policies of Winning Sustainable Energy: Learn about the indirect and direct winning of sustainable energy.

11. Hydropower: Using a River to Create Energy: Discover how this old-fashioned energy solution is getting a makeover.

12. The World’s Fastest Growing Energy Source: Visit wind energy center in southwest Texas when you watch this video.

14. Geothermal – An Undervalued Primary U.S. Energy Source: Find out why geothermal is still viewed as the underdog in terms of alternative energy.
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Oil and Alternative Fuels

These lecture point to new alternatives to fossil fuels.

81. Building Microbe Refineries: Listen to this lecture to imagine using man-made gas instead of oil.

82. Juan Enriquez wants to grow energy: Here you’ll learn about bioenergy — coal, gas and oil — and how to grow it and manage it.

83. Shai Agassi’s bold plan for electric cars: Shai Agassi asks his audience how they’d run an entire country without oil.

84. Al Gore warns on latest climate trends: Al Gore talks about clean coal in this lecture.

85. Edward Burtynsky photographs the landscape of oil: View photographs that document the ugly side of the oil industry.

86. Steven Cowley: Fusion is energy’s future: Consider nuclear fusion as an alternative fuel option.

87. Amory Lovins on winning the oil endgame: In an effort to strengthen the economy and find alternative energy solutions, Amory Lovins hopes to decrease our reliance on oil.

88. Solar Energy as a Major Replacement for Fossil Fuel: Roger Angel comes up with different ways to use solar power to help us become more independent of fossil fuels.

89. Whales to Wood, Wood to Coal/Oil – What’s Next?: Study the evolution of our "fossil fuel habit" here.

90. Rob Hopkins: Transition to a world without oil: Rob Hopkins explains why we need to start transitioning to a world without oil.

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