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Energy production in the last 100 years has been dirty, big box and centralised, distributed by power lines running across the landscape from point of origin to point of use. The future of energy will be different on several fronts, we're told. Decentralised, abundant and clean are the keywords of the new energy revolution, but who is leading the charge? And what does a circular economy add to the debate? Find out more in this iTunes U collection.

The Future of Energy Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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Energy production in the last 100 years has been dirty, big box and centralised, distributed by power lines running across the landscape from point of origin to point of use. The future of energy will be different on several fronts, we're told. Decentralised, abundant and clean are the keywords of the new energy revolution, but who is leading the charge? And what does a circular economy add to the debate? Find out more in this iTunes U collection.

    The Future of Energy

    The Future of Energy

    This teaching resource has been produced to support students (age approx 14-21) understand some of the big issues in the energy debate, and to relate these to the circular economy.

    The Renewable Energy Transition: Insights from Germany's Energiewende

    The Renewable Energy Transition: Insights from Germany's Energiewende

    How does a country go through a renewable energy transition? Well, no country has done it before and there is no blue print to follow, but Germany is leading the world in this front. In this episode Patrick Graichen provides a comprehensive picture of the situation and explores future developments. Listen to the podcast.

    • 17 min
    • video
    Taking Power to the Scene

    Taking Power to the Scene

    Energy delivery and transportation are combined by InventEV, a Detroit-based start-up who have produced a truck that can take power to the scene.

    This video was produced by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for the Disruptive Innovation Festival at www.thinkdif.co.

    • 9 min
    • video
    Will Rivers Heat Our Cities?

    Will Rivers Heat Our Cities?

    Many towns and cities are located next to water. What if we could harness the heat in that water to help meet the heating requirements for the population? That's the prospect offered by river source heat pumps, as described by Star Renewable Energy in this video.

    This video was produced by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for the 2016 Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF). Details about the DIF can be found at thinkdif.co

    • 5 min
    • video
    Power from the People

    Power from the People

    Energy production in the last 100 years has been dirty, big box and centralised, distributed by power lines running across the landscape from point of origin to point of use. The future of energy will be different on several fronts, we're told. Decentralised, abundant and clean are the keywords of the new energy revolution, but who is leading the charge? Watch this DIF Live Show to hear from some of the companies providing part of the solution.

    • 47 min
    The Implications of Peak Energy

    The Implications of Peak Energy

    Our current society is one based on whim. Whatever we want can be had if we have the money. Not only can we have what we want any time we want it, it’s the done thing to throw it away and buy something else when it breaks or the latest upgrade comes out. We are conditioned to believe there are no limits within the current framework, and growth is our reason to be. The ‘how’ we can have all this fantastic stuff is considered someone else’s problem. But with a growing middle class population, for how long will it be possible to utilise finite, non-renewable resources in this linear fashion?

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