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Title: Just Say No to Carbon Emissions (LBNL Science at the Theater)

Learn about three efforts our grandchildren may thank us for: cheap solar energy, bringing energy efficiency to China, and learning how to store carbon deep underground. Can solar energy be dirt cheamore »p? We're all potentially billionaires when it comes to solar energy. The trick is learning how to convert sunlight to electricity using cheap and plentiful materials. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, an innovative materials scientist at Berkeley Lab, will discuss how he and other researchers are working to make photovoltaic cells using the most abundant elements in the Earth's crust -- materials that are literally as common as dirt. Energy efficiency in China: Nan Zhou is a researcher with Berkeley Labs China Energy Group. She will speak about Chinas energy use and the policies that have been implemented to increase energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emission growth. Her work focuses on building China's capacity to evaluate, adopt and implement low-carbon development strategies. Zhou has an architecture degree from China, and a Master and Ph.D. in Engineering from Japan. Understanding geologic carbon sequestration: Even with continued growth of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, fossil fuels will likely remain cheap and plentiful for decades to come. Geologist Curt Oldenburg, who heads Berkeley Lab's Geologic Carbon Sequestration Program, will discuss a strategy to reduce carbon emissions from coal and natural gas. It involves pumping compressed CO2 captured from large stationary sources into underground rock formations that can store it for geological time scales.« less
Title: Just Say No to Carbon Emissions (LBNL Science at the Theater)
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Publication Date: 2010-04-26
OSTI Identifier: 1007502
DOE Contract Number: AC02-05CH11231
Other Number(s): TRN: US201110%%37
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Science at the Theater Lecture Series, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, presented on April 26, 2010
Research Org: LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC); Friends of Berkeley Lab; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative
Subject: 14 SOLAR ENERGY ; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT ; 03 NATURAL GAS ; CAPACITY ; CARBON ; CARBON SEQUESTRATION ; CHINA ; COAL ; ELECTRICITY ; ENERGY EFFICIENCY ; FOSSIL FUELS ; NATURAL GAS ; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS ; PUMPING ; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES ; SOLAR ENERGY
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:43:07
System Entry Date: 2016-01-28