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Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes
 
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In Appalachia, coal companies blow the tops off of mountains to get at the coal. The damage this does to the surrounding environment and water supply is devastating. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About From The Ashes: From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes https://youtu.be/ynN39sfqT8w National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 72188 National Geographic
Coal 101: What's Wrong with Coal?
 
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http://www.beyondcoal.org From mining, to burning, to disposal, coal is wreaking havoc on our health and our planet. Powering our country by burning coal is dangerous. It's time to transition Beyond Coal to clean, renewable sources of energy. Learn more and take action on our website http://www.beyondcoal.org - Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
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Hazards in coal mines in hindi
 
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In this video, we were tired to explain various hazards occurred in coal mines. formation of fossil fuels- https://youtu.be/ZLPves5kt1g
Views: 2189 Jobless Solution
Fracking explained: opportunity or danger
 
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Fracking explained in five minutes. Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water. This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us. Short videos, explaining things. For example Evolution, the Universe, Stock Market or controversial topics like Fracking. Because we love science. We would love to interact more with you, our viewers to figure out what topics you want to see. If you have a suggestion for future videos or feedback, drop us a line! :) We're a bunch of Information designers from munich, visit us on facebook or behance to say hi! https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://www.behance.net/kurzgesagt Fracking explained: opportunity or danger Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
Why Coal is Bad
 
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Read Quarry Vision and High and Dry by Guy Pearse. A formal Liberal party spin doctor who got out of da game and layed serious written smack downs on mining propaganda. Also Beyond The Boom by the Lowy Institute - mwwwaaaa (kisses fingers in Italian pizza box guy fashion) Minefield and Big Coal are also INCREDIBLE! Less about the economics of coal though and more about the politics of it! Thanks for watching! FriendlyJordies Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/friendlyjordies Justin and Jordan's Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/justinandjordanofficial FriendlyJordies Twitter http://twitter.com/friendlyjordies FriendlyJordies Podcast http://friendlyjordies.podbean.com/ Podcast Link: http://friendlyjordies.podbean.com/
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A Fossil Fuel Hellscape: How Coal is Destroying China
 
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Full video available at: http://fora.tv/2006/09/22/Orville_Schell_China_Thinks_Long-term Orville Schell, author of Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-First Century, describe how coal-fired power plants and mines in China are polluting the atmosphere and Yellow River.
Views: 546 FORA.tv
300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds
 
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Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we're in for an exciting ride. While there's a real risk that we'll fall off a cliff, there's still time to control our transition to a post-carbon future. A deeper analysis of the crises we face, and possible solutions we can work on right now can be had HERE: http://j.mp/PCReader
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What is Mercury Poisoning? | National Geographic
 
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Also known as quicksilver, mercury (Hg) was once thought to heal broken bones and prolong life. Today, this chemical element is known to be a dangerous neurotoxin. Mercury poses a range of serious health risks including kidney damage, memory loss, and even death. From burning fossil fuels to eating contaminated swordfish and tuna, learn about the causes of mercury poisoning and how regulating use could prevent future risk. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta What is Mercury Poisoning? | National Geographic https://youtu.be/KqNwAOTquwY National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 1018967 National Geographic
The effects of oil shortage - Youssef Ibrahim
 
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'It's an existential crisis' CitizenEnergy is the Youtube channel for the Dutch documentary, Energy Risk, a documentary associated with the transmedia project, Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy. The CitizEnergyChannel provides several English video fragments from the documentary on the coming energy crisis. Experts analyze our problematic dependency on fossil fuels and the dangers and risks of this dependency. Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy, looks at the near future and crafts a story about the inevitable disaster of the great energy crisis. Collapsus combines interactivity with animation, fiction and documentary, showing the viewer how the world will cope with transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources. That this somewhat grim scenario is not at all unlikely is shown by the analyses of energy experts on the CitizEnergy Channel and the Energy Risk documentary. Watch the full Energy Risk documentary (Dutch): http://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringen/2009-2010/de-groene-transitie/energy-risk.html Collapsus: The Energy Conspiracy http://www.collapsus.com Collapsus on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/collapsusnews @collapsusnews
Views: 328 CitizEnergy
formation of coal in hindi (part-1)
 
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link of part- 2- https://youtu.be/rxQ6Fzu8YU0 please like and comment friends it help me to improve my videos link of different types of hazards in coal mines- https://youtu.be/e_HHZ2OqtAY different types of threats in coal mines- https://youtu.be/e_HHZ2OqtAY
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The Rockefellers are selling out of fossil fuels
 
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In this interview with Ticky Fullerton for ABC’s The Business on 24 September 2014, Roger Montgomery shares his views on what he considers to be investment-worthy, outside of companies in the business of selling commodities.
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#WeCanSolveThis: Germany Quits Coal
 
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Germany is quitting coal for good. SOURCES: [i] LAtimes.com. Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy. Jan 26 2019. https://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-germany-coal-power-20190126-story.html [ii] TheHill.com. Germany to shutter all 84 coal-fired plants to fight climate change. Jan 27 2019. https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/427182-germany-to-shut-down-all-84-of-its-coal-fired-plants-to-fight [iii] NYTimes.com.Germany Lays Out a Path to Quit Coal by 2038. Jan 26 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/26/world/europe/germany-quit-coal-2038.html [iv] TheHill.com. Germany to shutter all 84 coal-fired plants to fight climate change. Jan 27 2019. https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/427182-germany-to-shut-down-all-84-of-its-coal-fired-plants-to-fight [iva] Desmogblog.com. Germany Plans to Quit Coal by 2038 'But There's a Problem'. Jan 28 2019. https://www.desmogblog.com/2019/01/28/germany-plans-quit-coal-2038-there-s-problem [v] TheHill.com. Germany to shutter all 84 coal-fired plants to fight climate change. Jan 27 2019. https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/427182-germany-to-shut-down-all-84-of-its-coal-fired-plants-to-fight [vi] Reuters.com. Who are the world's biggest polluters? Jun 2 2017. https://www.reuters.com/news/picture/who-are-the-worlds-biggest-polluters-idUSRTXRKSI [vii] LAtimes.com. Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy. Jan 26 2019. https://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-germany-coal-power-20190126-story.html [viii] NYTimes.com.Germany Lays Out a Path to Quit Coal by 2038. Jan 26 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/26/world/europe/germany-quit-coal-2038.html [ix] DW.com. Germany's coal exit: jobs first, then the climate. Jan 26 2018. https://www.dw.com/en/germanys-coal-exit-jobs-first-then-the-climate/a-44046848 [x] CNBC.com. Germany to phase out coal by 2038 in move away from fossil fuels. Jan 26 2019. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/26/germany-to-phase-out-coal-by-2038-in-move-away-from-fossil-fuels.html [xa] NYTimes.com.Germany Lays Out a Path to Quit Coal by 2038. Jan 26 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/26/world/europe/germany-quit-coal-2038.html [xb] Reuters.com. Germany to move ahead quickly on implementing coal exit. Jan 26 2019. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-energy-coal-germany/germany-to-move-ahead-quickly-on-implementing-coal-exit-idUSKCN1PL001 [xi] ClimateChangeNews.com. Germany can end coal power much earlier than 2038. Jan 29 2019. https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/01/29/germany-can-end-coal-power-much-earlier-2038/ [xia] Irena.org. Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2018. 2018. https://irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2018/May/IRENA_RE_Jobs_Annual_Review_2018.pdf [xii] LAtimes.com. Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy. Jan 26 2019. https://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-germany-coal-power-20190126-story.html
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The Health Impacts of Coal
 
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Polluting our air, water, and land, coal production and usage profoundly affects our environment. Clean air, clean water - our birthright? This previews the documentary: Burning the Future: Coal in America directed by David Novack. This compelling documentary explores the effects the nation's coal dependency has on the residents of the Appalachian states, a region plagued by toxic water, devastating floods and disappearing mountain ranges. Novack's cameras observe West Virginian activists mount a seemingly impossible battle against the U.S. government-backed coal industry to save their families, their communities and their way of life.
Views: 7958 SustainableGuidance
02 Fossil Fuel impacts
 
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Description of the impacts of producing and using fossil fuel for students in EES 205. This video makes the case that fossil fuel is a not a sustainable energy resource.
Natural Gas 101
 
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Natural Gas is a flammable gas, consisting mainly of methane (CH4), occurring in underground reservoirs often with oil. Learn more about natural gas and all types of energy at www.studentenergy.org
Views: 265326 Student Energy
COAL: The documentary
 
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The Northwest is square in the middle of a controversial global debate: Should the region build export terminals that would open lucrative markets for the world's dirtiest fossil fuel? As the U.S. economy continues to struggle, can the country afford not to? COAL is a KCTS 9 and EarthFix original documentary. For more information on the documentary, visit: kcts9.org/coal or earthfix.us/coaldoc. For ongoing reporting on Coal in the Northwest, visit EarthFix: earthfix.info/coal/ Credits Written, Directed and Produced by Katie Campbell Photography by Michael Werner Katie Campbell Editor Michael Werner Narrator Katie Campbell EarthFix reporters Ashley Ahearn Bonnie Stewart Amelia Templeton Courtney Flatt Cassandra Profita Aaron Kunz Aerial photography by Katie Campbell Aerial support provided by Christopher Boyer, LightHawk Hunter Handsfield, LightHawk Additional photography Aaron Kunz Stock Footage - RevoStock Audio post production Milt Ritter Post Production Support Lisa Strube-Kilgore Phil Williams Chris Maske Music Lonely Rails Written by Seth Warren and C. Andrew Rohrmann. Performed by Seth Warren. Published by Sciencelab. Salt Flats Written by Miguel D'Oliveira. Published by BBC Production Music. Like a Phoenix Written by Steve Carter. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. Celtic Mist Written by Al Lethbridge. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. Pistola Written by Geoff Levin. Published by ZFC Music. Fluttering Leaves Written by Daniel Pemberton. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. The Couple Written by Al Lethbridge. Published by BBC Production Music. Halcyon Skies Written by Ben Hales and Matt Hales. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. The Loner Written by Miguel D'Oliveira. Published by BBC Production Music. Special Thanks to Dustin Bleizeffer Shannon Anderson LightHawk Keith Williams Thunder Basin Coal Company Leroy Rohde Andy Rohrmann Tom Lubnau Columbia River Pilots Aaron Toso Courtney Wallace Lauri Hennessey
Views: 158676 EarthFixMedia
Shale gas risk or opportunity?
 
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This video on Shale Gas seeks to put forward a balanced view of the shale gas industry in Europe. Using experiences from EU Member States and commentary from experts and representatives from industry and NGOs, the video dispels myths about both the benefits and concerns surrounding shale gas exploration and makes the case for EU action. The European Commission adopted a Recommendation aiming to ensure that proper environmental and climate safeguards are in place for "fracking" -- the high-volume hydraulic fracturing technique used in shale gas operations. The Recommendation should help all Member States address risks and improve transparency for citizens. It also lays the ground for a level playing field for industry and establishes a clearer framework for investors. More info of the Environmental Aspects on Unconventional Fossil Fuels here: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/energy/unconventional_en.htm
Views: 28163 EU Environment
Smog hangs heavy in coal-burning China
 
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China is heavily dependent on burning fossil fuels, and many people in northern and eastern regions are experiencing hazardous levels of air pollution. According to the World Health Organisation, pollution levels in China are about 30 times greater than the maximum safe limits. Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Harbin, China.
Views: 1245 Al Jazeera English
The risk of relying on coal plants
 
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Energy stakeholders say it's dangerous to rely on coal-fired power plants to meet almost half of the country's power needs. Details and more in this report. This report aired on CNN Philippines' Network News on July 24, 2015.
Views: 846 CNN Philippines
Alex Epstein: "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels"  | Talks at Google
 
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Energy philosopher Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, challenges conventional wisdom about the fossil fuel industry and argues that if we look carefully at the positives and negatives of all our energy alternatives, we have a moral obligation to use more fossil fuels, not less. Get the book here: https://goo.gl/nejqGy
Views: 31102 Talks at Google
Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic
 
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What causes climate change (also known as global warming)? And what are the effects of climate change? Learn the human impact and consequences of climate change for the environment, and our lives. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic https://youtu.be/G4H1N_yXBiA National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 645903 National Geographic
China’s carbon emissions from fossil fuels
 
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China’s carbon emissions may be significantly lower than previously thought — about 14% less in 2013 than estimated by the Chinese government and others, according to research published this week in Nature. The analysis draws on data from more than 4,200 Chinese mines — including new measurements of the energy content of coal — among other sources.
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The Collapse of Coal
 
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American coal is in crisis. Production is down. Mining companies have declared bankruptcy. So how did America's coal industry get in this situation? And what will happen to America's coal communities? Inside Energy and The Allegheny Front teamed up to look at the collapse of coal.
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Pros and Cons of Coal Power
 
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Summary of Pros and Cons of Coal Power Pros: - Most abundant form of nonrenewable energy - Inexpensive - Versatile Cons: - Major source of carbon dioxide - Health concerns from particulates and heavy metals - Not sustainable Sources: US Green Chamber: http://www.usgreenchamber.com/news/types-of-clean-energy-sources/ Pros and Cons of Coal Energy: http://debate.yukozimo.com/pros-and-cons-of-coal-energy/ Cost of Energy by Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cost_of_electricity_by_source Photo credit: Wsilver http://tinyurl.com/kqdc22y Paul Jerry http://tinyurl.com/n3tnokz Michael Hicks http://tinyurl.com/l8c62cf Born1945 http://tinyurl.com/l8lxs5p Doc Searls http://tinyurl.com/jwjo9u7 Robert Ashworth http://tinyurl.com/nyr6een Roy Luck http://tinyurl.com/mx755v6 David King http://tinyurl.com/kfh92hs Kim Carpenter http://tinyurl.com/leqnpjc John Worth http://tinyurl.com/l2e7f5c
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P0675 Coal, Oil, and Gas Issues
 
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Host, Dr. Don Baham, interviews guest about fossil fuels usage in America and worldwide and the urgent need to change over to renewables. Guest talked about the exploring, mining, and transportation of such fuels and the hazards associated therewith.
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Could Asteroid Mining Fuel Deep Space Travel?
 
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If we want to travel to and live on other worlds, asteroids may provide the right resources for life in deep space. Watch More Space Crafts! | https://bit.ly/2w0YKD1 Read More: NASA Moves Up Launch of Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2017-149 “Psyche, NASA's Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with launch in the summer of 2022, and with a planned arrival at the main belt asteroid in 2026 -- four years earlier than the original timeline.” Asteroid Mining Might Just Work—If Only We Can Land on the Dang Things https://gizmodo.com/asteroid-mining-might-just-work-if-only-we-can-land-on-1823778581 “Companies are in the earliest stages of developing ways to mine asteroids for resources usable for space colonization. Spacecraft meant to study and take advantage of asteroid resources up close will have to survive the environments of their utterly unearthly hosts.” Asteroids | NASA https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/small-bodies/asteroids/in-depth/ “Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets, are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago” ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website http://www.seeker.com/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Space Crafts on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerSpaceCrafts/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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The dangers of coal - Roadside Stories
 
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West Coast coal has been mined since the 1860s, and coal was a vital source of energy in the 19th century. But coal mining is back-breaking work that can also be dangerous - 65 men died in the 1896 Brunner mine explosion, New Zealand's worst industrial disaster. In 2010, 29 workers died after an explosion at the Pike River coal mine. Coal and coal mining, http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/coal-and-coal-mining Brunner mine disaster, 1896, http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/coal-and-coal-mining/7/2/1 Grey coal towns, http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/west-coast-places/9 West Coast region: mining, http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/west-coast-region/9 Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives, http://www.soundarchives.co.nz/. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number CDR742, Spectrum 865). — Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides that follow major road trips in New Zealand. The stories cover the places you'll pass along the way - their people, their history, their cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/
Views: 968 ManatuTaonga
Mines in the Strait - Ariel Cohen
 
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CitizenEnergy is the Youtube channel for the Dutch documentary, Energy Risk, a documentary associated with the transmedia project, Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy. The CitizEnergyChannel provides several English video fragments from the documentary on the coming energy crisis. Experts analyze our problematic dependency on fossil fuels and the dangers and risks of this dependency. Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy, looks at the near future and crafts a story about the inevitable disaster of the great energy crisis. Collapsus combines interactivity with animation, fiction and documentary, showing the viewer how the world will cope with transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources. That this somewhat grim scenario is not at all unlikely is shown by the analyses of energy experts on the CitizEnergy Channel and the Energy Risk documentary. Watch the full Energy Risk documentary (Dutch): http://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringen/2009-2010/de-groene-transitie/energy-risk.html Collapsus: The Energy Conspiracy http://www.collapsus.com Collapsus on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/collapsusnews @collapsusnews
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China and Iran - Michael klare
 
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Michael T. Klare is professor of Peace and World Security Studies, defense correspondent of The Nation magazine, and author of Resource Wars and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency CitizenEnergy is the Youtube channel for the Dutch documentary, Energy Risk, a documentary associated with the transmedia project, Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy. The CitizEnergyChannel provides several English video fragments from the documentary on the coming energy crisis. Experts analyze our problematic dependency on fossil fuels and the dangers and risks of this dependency. Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy, looks at the near future and crafts a story about the inevitable disaster of the great energy crisis. Collapsus combines interactivity with animation, fiction and documentary, showing the viewer how the world will cope with transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources. That this somewhat grim scenario is not at all unlikely is shown by the analyses of energy experts on the CitizEnergy Channel and the Energy Risk documentary. Watch the full Energy Risk documentary (Dutch): http://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringen/2009-2010/de-groene-transitie/energy-risk.html Collapsus: The Energy Conspiracy http://www.collapsus.com Collapsus on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/collapsusnews @collapsusnews
Views: 135 CitizEnergy
good points of coal mining
 
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More Details : http://wwa.stonecrushersolution.org/solutions/solutions.html 10 reasons why coal is a good energy source: 10 reasons why coal is a good energy source: Cheapest source of energy. . Coal can be mined and burned with little environmental impact. There has been. Coal Advantages and Disadvantages – Pros of Coal Winning . Apr 11, 2011 . Coal Mining despite two hundred years remain as hazardous as ever . So the advantages of Coal are currently overpowering those of the. Clean Coal: Pros and Cons - Triple Pundit Apr 9, 2012 . Each and every one has its own advantages and compromises. .. Coal mining is the second highest emitter of methane, a potent greenhouse. good points of coal mining,9 Most Valid Advantages and Disadvantages of Coal ConnectUS May 27, 2015 . 9 Most Valid Advantages and Disadvantages of Coal . If coal mining were to stop, a lot of industries will be affected, including paper. Advantages And Disadvantages Of Coal: The Burnt Truth May 22, 2014 . Advantages Of Coal: A Wizened System. Let's start with the good news. First of all, we've been mining coal for so long that our methods and. What are the advantages of mining? Reference Materials acquired through mining include metals, line, rock salt, gemstone, coal, oil, gravel, gold and clay. Mining is intended to obtain resources that. Quick Facts about Coal and its Benefits - RMCMI Find out what coal does for you everyday and how coal can help make a better future for . 9 out of every 10 tons of coal mined each year in the U.S. is used for. Advantages of Fossil Fuels - Conserve Energy Future Advantages of fossil fuels: The fossil fuels include petroleum, coal and natural gas. . The geologists all around the world are trying to find out mines of coals. good points of coal mining,The benefits and the burdens - Australian Mining Apr 24, 2013 . Now here at Australian Mining we agree that miners must follow . pretty good reputation for 'greener' mining than many other nations, . and coal to power their homes; not even getting started on what the . Likely not many at all as if they were to be BMA would have made a point of letting the media know. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ENERGY SOURCES . ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ENERGY SOURCES. Prepared by . inexpensive compared to coal. ? no odor . Coal mining mars the landscape. advantages and disadvantages of coal mines Apr 24, 2016 . 20:25. How is coal mined? - What is Surface Mining and Underground Mining - Video - Duration: 8:10. Spoon Feeding 60,367 views · 8:10. Negative Effects of Coal Mining - The World Counts Aug 5, 2014 . The effects of mining coal on the environment. There are . One positive action towards the right direction can help reverse the damages to our. good points of coal mining,Fossil Fuels: Their Advantages and Disadvantages What are the major advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuels? Easy to understand . Coal mining is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. good points of coal mining,Coal: Advantages and Disadvantages of Coal Energy ~ I Answer 4 U Coal: Advantages and Disadvantages of Coal Energy . wind or solar energy generation facilities, Coal mines and extracting coals is a cheaper alternative. The Many Advantages of Underground Mining - Born2Invest Apr 27, 2015 . The Many Advantages of Underground Mining .. for 50 percent of coal mines in the world and is much safer than other methods of coal mining. 5 Reasons Solar is Beating Fossil Fuels - EcoWatch Sep 6, 2013 . Solar already employs more than coal, and that gap is widening. . and health damage (and then there's, you know, the whole climate change thing). . mountaintop removal coal mining causes flooding, destruction of entire . If what was best for us correlated with what we actually end up doing then we'd. good points of coal mining,Open Cut Mining - Griffin Coal Open cut mining has been practiced in Collie since mining commenced and is the process through which coal is currently mined at both Muja and . Advantages. History of coal miners - Wikipedia People have worked as coal miners for centuries, but they became increasingly important ... Welsh and English miners had the highest prestige and the best jobs, ... "The Coal Strike of 1902 – Turning Point in U.S. Policy" Monthly Labor. 14 Far-Reaching Advantages and Disadvantages of Coal Green . Jun 8, 2015 . What Are the Advantages of Coal? 1. . Mining coal is sa
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Demand for cheap power fuels Philippines' reliance on coal
 
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MANILA - The Philippine power industry will continue to depend on coal in the coming years, an analyst said Wednesday.
Views: 1415 ABS-CBN News
Nuclear Energy
 
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025 - Nuclear Energy In this video Paul Andersen explains how nuclear energy is released during fission of radioactive uranium. Light water reactors, nuclear waste, and nuclear accidents are also discussed along with the future of nuclear energy. Do you speak another language? Help me translate my videos: http://www.bozemanscience.com/translations/ Music Attribution Intro Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License Outro Title: String Theory Artist: Herman Jolly http://sunsetvalley.bandcamp.com/track/string-theory All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing: Delphi234. (2014). English: History of nuclear power in the world. Data is from IAEA and EIA. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nuclear_power_history.svg DOE. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). English: Spent fuel pool at a nuclear power plant. http://www.ocrwm.doe.gov/curriculum/unit1/lesson3reading.shtml. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fuel_pool.jpg File:Chernobyl Disaster.jpg. (2014, April 30). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Chernobyl_Disaster.jpg&oldid=606437678 Globe, D. (2011). English: The Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Reactor 1 to 4 from right to left. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fukushima_I_by_Digital_Globe.jpg lightningBy ZaWertun. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://openclipart.org/detail/190134/lightning Spoon, S. (2011). English: en:International Nuclear Event Scale. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:INES_en.svg UK, C. R. (2014). Diagram showing a lobectomy of the thyroid gland. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Diagram_showing_a_lobectomy_of_the_thyroid_gland_CRUK_067.svg Z22. (2014). English: The unit 2 of Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station closed since the accident in 1979. The cooling towers on the left. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Three_Mile_Island_Nuclear_Generating_Station_Unit_2.jpg
Views: 61937 Bozeman Science
The danger of US-China energy war - Ariel Cohen
 
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"If the US and China are in conflict over Middern Eastern oil, then probably several options present themselves.." CitizenEnergy is the Youtube channel for the Dutch documentary, Energy Risk, a documentary associated with the transmedia project, Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy. The CitizEnergyChannel provides several English video fragments from the documentary on the coming energy crisis. Experts analyze our problematic dependency on fossil fuels and the dangers and risks of this dependency. Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy, looks at the near future and crafts a story about the inevitable disaster of the great energy crisis. Collapsus combines interactivity with animation, fiction and documentary, showing the viewer how the world will cope with transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources. That this somewhat grim scenario is not at all unlikely is shown by the analyses of energy experts on the CitizEnergy Channel and the Energy Risk documentary. Watch the full Energy Risk documentary (Dutch): http://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringen/2009-2010/de-groene-transitie/energy-risk.html Collapsus: The Energy Conspiracy http://www.collapsus.com Collapsus on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/collapsusnews @collapsusnews
Views: 714 CitizEnergy
Mining Tellurium (Te) and selenium (Se) for solar panels - University of Leicester
 
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www.le.ac.uk https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/geology/research/vtmrg/tease A shift from fossil fuels to low-CO2 technologies will lead to greater consumption of certain essential raw materials. Tellurium (Te) and selenium (Se) are 'E-tech' elements essential in photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. They are rare and mined only in small quantities; their location within the Earth is poorly known; recovering them is technically and economically challenging; and their recovery and recycling has significant environmental impacts. Yet demand is expected to surge and PV film production will consume most Se mined and outstrip Te supply by 2020. Presently, these elements are available only as by-products of Cu and Ni refining and their recovery from these ores is decreasing, leading to a supply risk that could hamper the roll-out of PV. Meeting future demand requires new approaches, including a change from by-production to targeted processing of Se and Te-rich ores. Our research aims to tackle the security of supply by understanding the processes that govern how and where these elements are concentrated in the Earth's crust; and by enabling their recovery with minimal environmental and economic cost. This will involve 20 industrial partners from explorers, producers, processors, end-users and academia, contributing over £0.5M. Focussed objectives across 6 environments will target key knowledge gaps: The magmatic environment: Develop methods for accurately measuring Se and Te in minerals and rocks - they typically occur in very low concentrations and research is hampered by the lack of reliable data. Experimentally determine how Te and Se distribute between sulfide liquids and magmas - needed to predict where they occur - and ground-truth these data using well-understood magmatic systems. Assess the recognised, but poorly understood, role of "alkaline" magmas in hydrothermal Te mineralisation. The hydrothermal environment: Measure preferences of Te and Se for different minerals to predict mineral hosts and design ore process strategies. Model water-rock reaction in "alkaline" magma-related hydrothermal systems to test whether the known association is controlled by water chemistry. The critical zone environment: Determine the chemical forms and distributions of Te and Se in the weathering environment to understand solubility, mobility and bioavailability. This in turn controls the geochemical halo for exploration and provides a natural analogue for microbiological extraction. The sedimentary environment: Identify the geological and microbiological controls on the occurrence, mobility and concentration of Se and Te in coal - a possible major repository of Se. Identify the geological and microbiological mechanisms of Se and Te concentration in oxidised and reduced sediments - and evaluate these mechanisms as potential industrial separation processes. Microbiological processing: Identify efficient Se- and Te-precipitating micro-organisms and optimise conditions for recovery from solution. Assess the potential to bio-recover Se and Te from ores and leachates and design a bioreactor. Ionic liquid processing: Assess the ability of ionic solvents to dissolve Se and Te ore minerals as a recovery method. Optimise ionic liquid processing and give a pilot-plant demonstration. This is the first holistic study of the Te and Se cycle through the Earth's crust, integrated with groundbreaking oreprocessing research. Our results will be used by industry to: efficiently explore for new Te and Se deposits; adapt processing techniques to recover Te and Se from existing deposits; use new low-energy, low-environmental impact recovery technologies. Our results will be used by national agencies to improve estimates of future Te and Se supplies to end-users, who will benefit from increased confidence in security of supply, and to international government for planning future energy strategies. The public will benefit through unhindered development of sustainable environmental technologies to support a low-CO2 society. This film was produced by External Relations, University of Leicester in 2017. Filmed & Edited by Hayley Evans Produced by Ellen Rudge and Dan Smith
Coal Ash Regulations: Health, Economic and Environmental Effects
 
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Congressman Shimkus chairs a hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee examining the effects of proposed EPA regulations on fossil fuel combustion byproducts like coal ash.
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All hell brakes loose - Axel Busch
 
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Axel Busch, chief market correspondent for Energy Intelligence, a private research group that follows the oil industry. CCitizenEnergy is the Youtube channel for the Dutch documentary, Energy Risk, a documentary associated with the transmedia project, Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy. The CitizEnergyChannel provides several English video fragments from the documentary on the coming energy crisis. Experts analyze our problematic dependency on fossil fuels and the dangers and risks of this dependency. Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy, looks at the near future and crafts a story about the inevitable disaster of the great energy crisis. Collapsus combines interactivity with animation, fiction and documentary, showing the viewer how the world will cope with transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources. That this somewhat grim scenario is not at all unlikely is shown by the analyses of energy experts on the CitizEnergy Channel and the Energy Risk documentary. Watch the full Energy Risk documentary (Dutch): http://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringen/2009-2010/de-groene-transitie/energy-risk.html Collapsus: The Energy Conspiracy http://www.collapsus.com Collapsus on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/collapsusnews @collapsusnews
Views: 130 CitizEnergy
Ben Caldecott "Stranded Down Under"
 
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Ben Caldecott, Stranded Assets Programme Director and Research Fellow at the University of Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Listen to Ben Caldecott talk about the rapid global energy transformation that is resulting in billions of dollars of Stranded Assets in the thermal coal sector. Hear what the impact of structural shifts, populations and price pressure in China will have on proposed coal mines in QLD and the flow on effects of these changes to Australian export revenue. The world's top scientists estimate that global temperatures will rise by up to 6 degrees in the next century if we continue to burn fossil fuels at our current rate. Numerous industrialised nations are taking to reduce their emissions and shift the world's energy system from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Yet Australia is set to invest over AUD 100 billion in new coal mining developments over the next 15 years, including nine mega-mines in the Galilee Basin and the controversial Maules Creek development in NSW's Leard State Forest. Who is footing the bill for these projects in Australia? All Australians are, through compulsory superannuation schemes that invest in the expansion of the fossil fuel industry.
Views: 437 350 Australia
The Effects of Coal on the Environment
 
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Thank you for taking the time to watch our video, and feel free to leave a comment telling us what you think our society needs to do about this issue. Thanks again Alexandra and Katie
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The Coal vs Clean Energy Show: Coal Hates Mountains
 
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Over one billion tons of coal are mined every year in the United States, second only to China. Think of all the mountaintops that have met their demise! The mining also poisons drinking water; destroys beautiful, biodiverse forests and wildlife habitat; increases the risk of flooding; and wipes out entire communities. - Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
Views: 10181 NationalSierraClub
COP23: German coal use under scrutiny at climate talks
 
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2017 is set to be one of the three hottest years on record, the UN's weather agency said in a statement at the COP23 climate change conference, which has opened in Germany. The host country is often seen as a pioneer in the fight against global warming. However, Germany is failing to live up to its own promises. In recent years, there has been a huge surge in renewable energy in Germany, but coal, a harmful fossil fuel, still supplies about 40 percent of the country's total energy. Meanwhile, the threat of thousands of job losses has not encouraged Germany's politicians to commit to ditching coal. Al Jazeera's Nick Clark reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 4310 Al Jazeera English
The Adani Carmichael Coal Mine
 
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If you would like to do your part in the fight against The Adani Carmichael Coal Mine, then check out the following links below! Also don’t be afraid to like and share this video so others can learn a thing or two about this proposed mega mine. Put your name amongst over 300,000 people who have shown their support for the protection of sacred Indigenous land, and for the protection of the Great Barrier Reef: Protecting Indigenous land rights - http://wanganjagalingou.com.au/our-fight/ Protecting the Great Barrier Reef - https://www.fightforourreef.org.au/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Keep updated with the latest news and progress of The Adani Carmichael Coal Mine on the following Facebook pages: Fight For Our Reef - https://www.facebook.com/FightForOurReef/ Australian Youth Climate Coalition - https://www.facebook.com/AYCC.org.au/ Australian Conservation Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/AustralianConservationFoundation/ GetUp! - https://www.facebook.com/GetUpAustralia/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This fight is simply to maintain the healthy freshwater spring complexes within the Artesian Basin and for the natural harmonious ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef to once again flourish. The transition from coal mining and fossil fuel dependence must be made to future proof the probable collapse of the Great Barrier Reef and severe damage to the Artesian Basin but also to safeguard the tourism, fishing and agricultural industries if no changes are made soon. The risk of losing complex water ecosystems, fresh water supply for thousands of rural properties, and threatening the existence of the country’s greatest natural treasure, the Great Barrier Reef would surely far outweigh the benefit of a small increase of coal mining royalties and jobs that the state of Queensland will receive through Adani’s coal mining. Choose coral over coal.
Views: 6041 Tomorrows Generation
Vince Cinches on fossil fuels in the Philippines
 
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Vince Cinches from the Central Visayas Fisherfolk Development Center talks about the campaign against coal-fired power plants and oil extraction in the Philippines
Views: 1027 Global Justice Now
After Coal Trailer
 
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What happens when fossil fuels run out? After Coal is a documentary essay that profiles inspiring individuals creating a new future in coalfields of central Appalachia and south Wales. For more information: www.aftercoal.com
Views: 1981 thansell
Iran Motive - Axel Busch
 
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CitizenEnergy is the Youtube channel for the Dutch documentary, Energy Risk, a documentary associated with the transmedia project, Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy. The CitizEnergyChannel provides several English video fragments from the documentary on the coming energy crisis. Experts analyze our problematic dependency on fossil fuels and the dangers and risks of this dependency. Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy, looks at the near future and crafts a story about the inevitable disaster of the great energy crisis. Collapsus combines interactivity with animation, fiction and documentary, showing the viewer how the world will cope with transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources. That this somewhat grim scenario is not at all unlikely is shown by the analyses of energy experts on the CitizEnergy Channel and the Energy Risk documentary. Watch the full Energy Risk documentary (Dutch): http://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringen/2009-2010/de-groene-transitie/energy-risk.html Collapsus: The Energy Conspiracy http://www.collapsus.com Collapsus on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/collapsusnews @collapsusnews
Views: 99 CitizEnergy
Coal Bucket Outlaw
 
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The U.S. Department of Energy reports that coal produces over half of our nation's electricity. Coal Bucket Outlaw is built around a day in the life of a Kentucky coal truck driver. This digital documentary gives Americans a direct look at where our energy comes from, and reveals the human and environmental price we pay for our national addiction to fossil fuels. The narrative line follows two Kentucky coal truck drivers as they chase their version of the American dream. Viewers learn how the economics of the coal business demand that both drivers break the law every day. A veteran independent trucker plays the "cops and robbers" game with the weight crew from the Department of Transportation. A young driver debates whether to keep hauling coal or to move his family to the city. And, a father describes a collision with a coal truck that killed his teenage son. Facts and figures about coal as an energy source will place these individual struggles in a national context. Coal Bucket Outlaw examines the connection between coal haulers and the larger system that produces America's electricity. If outlaws deliver half of our nations energy, are consumers and policymakers completely innocent?
Views: 106302 Appalshop
China is building a navy - Axel busch
 
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Axel Busch, chief market correspondent for Energy Intelligence, a private research group that follows the oil industry. CitizenEnergy is the Youtube channel for the Dutch documentary, Energy Risk, a documentary associated with the transmedia project, Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy. The CitizEnergyChannel provides several English video fragments from the documentary on the coming energy crisis. Experts analyze our problematic dependency on fossil fuels and the dangers and risks of this dependency. Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy, looks at the near future and crafts a story about the inevitable disaster of the great energy crisis. Collapsus combines interactivity with animation, fiction and documentary, showing the viewer how the world will cope with transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources. That this somewhat grim scenario is not at all unlikely is shown by the analyses of energy experts on the CitizEnergy Channel and the Energy Risk documentary. Watch the full Energy Risk documentary (Dutch): http://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringen/2009-2010/de-groene-transitie/energy-risk.html Collapsus: The Energy Conspiracy http://www.collapsus.com Collapsus on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/collapsusnews @collapsusnews
Views: 123 CitizEnergy
Is it a 'casus belli' - Axel Busch
 
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Axel Busch, chief market correspondent for Energy Intelligence, a private research group that follows the oil industry. CitizenEnergy is the Youtube channel for the Dutch documentary, Energy Risk, a documentary associated with the transmedia project, Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy. The CitizEnergyChannel provides several English video fragments from the documentary on the coming energy crisis. Experts analyze our problematic dependency on fossil fuels and the dangers and risks of this dependency. Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy, looks at the near future and crafts a story about the inevitable disaster of the great energy crisis. Collapsus combines interactivity with animation, fiction and documentary, showing the viewer how the world will cope with transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources. That this somewhat grim scenario is not at all unlikely is shown by the analyses of energy experts on the CitizEnergy Channel and the Energy Risk documentary. Watch the full Energy Risk documentary (Dutch): http://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringen/2009-2010/de-groene-transitie/energy-risk.html Collapsus: The Energy Conspiracy http://www.collapsus.com Collapsus on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/collapsusnews @collapsusnews
Views: 58 CitizEnergy
Removing Fossil Fuels Investments From Public Pension Funds
 
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Press release: Senator Sandy Pappas (DFL – St. Paul) and Representative Melissa Hortman (DFL – Brooklyn Park) held a press conference today to discuss legislation that seeks a report evaluating fossil fuel investments by the State Board of Investment for public employee and teacher pension and retirement funds. The report is a first step toward evaluating Minnesota’s pension investments in fossil fuels, with the ultimate goal of divestment. Along with advocates from Divest-Invest Minnesota and MN350, the legislators explained that the bill is a necessary step in helping us understand how pension dollars are invested, how solid the fund is moving forward, as well as the risks that some of those investments may pose. “The State Board of Investment has a very good record of making pragmatic investment decisions based on the current and projected long-term profitability of publicly traded companies,” said Sen. Pappas. “Seeing an industry that is predicted to become less profitable – because of a world-wide campaign to stem CO2 pollution in the atmosphere – is a red flag that should prompt important portfolio re-evaluation. These are environmentally destructive companies that profit from fossil fuels and they could soon prove to be financially risky for us.” According to the 2015 Deloitte Report, 35 percent of independent oil and gas companies are at "high risk" of bankruptcy in 2016. Over the last five years, the value of coal stocks has declined by 85 percent and that of oil and gas stocks by 29 percent. The State Board of Investment has invested $2 billion in the top 200 fossil fuel companies – a risk that advocates maintain can jeopardize the pension dollars that retirees receive. “Minnesota retirees depend on the financial strength and security of their pensions,” said Rep. Hortman. “Current employees expect to be able to depend on that security also when they reach retirement age. An increasing number of Minnesotans realize that potential stranded assets of fossil fuel industry reserves may jeopardize their financial futures. They deserve peace of mind, and this bill is the first step in ensuring their financial security during retirement.” Retired state employee Dagmar Romano, advocate Emily Moore (who spoke on behalf of Rosemount High School teacher Veda Kanitz), and MN350 Divestment Coordinator Patty O’Keefe also spoke about the legislation and it affects state employee pensions, the fossil fuel industry, and the environment.
Views: 33 uptakemn
RAN Reports: Banks Funding Fossil Fuels - Jason Disterhoft and Alison Kirsch
 
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Seventh Annual Bank Finance Report Card Reveals Major Banks Poured Hundreds of Billions into Extreme Fossil Fuels *** Read Report Here: ran.org/shortingtheclimate61416*** San Francisco – A report released today by Rainforest Action Network (RAN), BankTrack, Sierra Club and Oil Change International provides the first look at bank financing for fossil fuels since the Paris Climate Agreement, showing that the world’s biggest banks are driving climate change by pumping hundreds of billions of dollars into extreme fossil fuels. The seventh edition of an annual report, Shorting the Climate: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2016 embarks on new territory to evaluate the bank policies and exposure of 25 U.S., European, and Canadian banks in extreme fossil fuels - the most carbon intensive, financially risky, and environmentally destructive sub-sectors. This includes coal mining, coal power, extreme oil (tar sands, Arctic oil, ultra-deep drilling) and North American liquefied natural gas export. The report card, which also graded banks on their human rights policies, shows that banks performed poorly in all sectors. Levels of exposure were high across the board on the order of tens or hundreds of billions of finance for extreme fuel companies, demonstrating that banks are locking the world onto a path of major climate instability. Grades on policies were also poor, with an overall D average for the Report Card, showing that a vast majority of banks have no significant policies in place to stop funding extreme fossil fuels. “In finance terms, ‘short-selling’ or ‘shorting’ is when an investor profits if a company or asset declines in value. It means betting on failure. After the Paris agreement, financing extreme fossil fuels amounts to shorting the climate. These bets are also at the expense of some of the most vulnerable communities living in fossil fuel ‘sacrifice zones’ around the world. We need banks to move now to help pivot the economy away from extreme fossil fuels for the sake of the planet and its people,” said Jason Opeña Disterhoft, Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network. Yann Louvel, BankTrack's climate and energy coordinator, said, “Many banks announced a move away from coal in the run up to COP21 and after, but most of these focused only on coal mining. Our assessment clearly shows that they still have a long way to go to concretely exit this industry, and even more for the other extreme fossil fuel sectors. None of these banks can claim to support the Paris Agreement, to be aligned with a 2° scenario or to be fighting climate change - as we too often read in their sustainability reports - if they continue to finance these destructive sectors.” At a time when the world’s nations have agreed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change, leading financial institutions have continued business as usual investment in fossil fuels in direct contradiction of global consensus. In just the past three years, these banks have sunk $42 billion for companies active in coal mining; $154 billion for the 20 largest coal-fired power producers; $306 billion for companies that drill extreme oil; and $282 billion for companies building liquefied natural gas export infrastructure. If governments follow through on the Paris agreement and limit carbon emissions, these investments could likely result in stranded assets and significant losses. The report card does reflect bank movement on coal mining, where ten of the biggest U.S. and European banks committed to reduce funding for the coal mining sector in the last year. Based on their ability to quickly switch their stance on coal over the last year alone, banks are capable of making the critical choice to cut out extreme fossil fuel investments. Not only can they do it, it is a critical step to follow through on promises made in Paris to stabilize the climate. ### Rainforest Action Network runs hard-hitting campaigns to break North America’s fossil fuels addiction, protect endangered forests and Indigenous rights, and stop destructive investments around the world through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. For more information, please visit: www.ran.org BankTrack is the global tracking, campaigning and NGO support organisation targeting the operations and investments of international commercial banks. For more information, please visit: www.banktrack.org ThinkTechHawaii.com streams live on the Internet from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm every weekday afternoon, Hawaii Time, then streaming earlier shows through the night. Check us out any time for great content and great community. Our vision is to be a leader in shaping a more vital and thriving Hawaii as the foundation for future generations. Our mission is to be the leading digital media platform raising pubic awareness and promoting civic engagement in Hawaii.
Views: 86 ThinkTech Hawaii
What is the Straight of Hormuz? - Axel Busch
 
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Axel Busch, chief market correspondent for Energy Intelligence, a private research group that follows the oil industry. CitizenEnergy is the Youtube channel for the Dutch documentary, Energy Risk, a documentary associated with the transmedia project, Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy. The CitizEnergyChannel provides several English video fragments from the documentary on the coming energy crisis. Experts analyze our problematic dependency on fossil fuels and the dangers and risks of this dependency. Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy, looks at the near future and crafts a story about the inevitable disaster of the great energy crisis. Collapsus combines interactivity with animation, fiction and documentary, showing the viewer how the world will cope with transition from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources. That this somewhat grim scenario is not at all unlikely is shown by the analyses of energy experts on the CitizEnergy Channel and the Energy Risk documentary. Watch the full Energy Risk documentary (Dutch): http://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringen/2009-2010/de-groene-transitie/energy-risk.html Collapsus: The Energy Conspiracy http://www.collapsus.com Collapsus on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/collapsusnews @collapsusnews
Views: 841 CitizEnergy