Gretchen Bakke, Associate Professor of Anthropology at McGill University, joins David to discuss her book “The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future” FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Matt
GE transportation is a division of general electric they manufacture equipment for marine mining and railways as well the company says involved in more than 15 major well project across Africa and they’ve announced African investment of more than 45 billion dollars in just the past five years Russell Stokes is the president and CEO of that division he’s been with GE for
Copenhagen [ CleanTechnica ] Every day, in Denmark’s capitol city of Copenhagen, cyclists travel the equivalent of 1,000 times around the world. Every day. 1.27 million kilometers a day, 789,000 miles. Think of the calories burned! Think of the dopamine! We are talking 5 bikes for every 4 people. More bikes than people. 650,000 bikes for 520,000 people. 5 bikes for every car.
Mash-up [ Siberian Times ] Russian Railways has announced a proposal for a Trans-Eurasian belt to span the entire length of Russia and link into existing networks in Europe and Asia. This would create the first ever modern route from the Pacific Ocean in the east to the Atlantic Ocean in the west. According to the Russian Academy of Science, the project is
Mash up [ China Daily ] China is considering building a high-speed railway up through Siberia and across the Bering Strait to Alaska, Canada and the United States. According to an expert at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, in the not so distant future people will be able take the train from Beijing to Washington, D.C. The proposed journey will start from China’s
Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam & Groningen [ STREETFILMS ( via treehugger ) ] with a nice cross-section of commentary on life in the City of Bikes. Amsterdam has 263,000 cars, 881,000 bicycles and 811,185 people. If I had to park my bike anywhere, it would most certainly be in Amsterdam. Groningen decided in the 1970s to enact policies to make it easier to
Donald Sadowy [ TED Longbeach ] The electricity powering the lights in this theater was generated just moments ago. Because the way things stand today, electricity demand must be in constant balance with electricity supply. If in the time that it took me to walk out here on this stage, some tens of megawatts of wind power stopped pouring into the grid, the