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This collection features Yale professors and distinguished guests speaking about climate and energy. Many of the podcasts featured here are from the first annual Yale Climate and Energy Institute Conference, "Clean Energy Innovation: Overcoming Barriers to a New Energy System" which took place in April 2010.

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This collection features Yale professors and distinguished guests speaking about climate and energy. Many of the podcasts featured here are from the first annual Yale Climate and Energy Institute Conference, "Clean Energy Innovation: Overcoming Barriers to a New Energy System" which took place in April 2010.

    Burn Trees, Save Energy

    Burn Trees, Save Energy

    Lloyd Irland, lecturer and senior scientist at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies discusses how unused wood from harvested trees at home could help reduce our dependence on imported fossil fuels.

    • 5 min
    Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri discusses clean energy solutions

    Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri discusses clean energy solutions

    The first annual conference of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute convened leaders in science, policy, business, and international affairs to discuss the barriers that prevent clean energy from achieving full-scale deployment as well as solutions for overcoming those barriers.

    • 47 min
    Fast Tracking Transmission: Getting Renewable Projects Online

    Fast Tracking Transmission: Getting Renewable Projects Online

    For renewable energy projects to come online at a pace necessary to mitigate global warming, the siting and construction of transmission lines to connect those projects to the grid will need to be streamlined. The current regulatory system is fragmented and complex, impacts on local communities and wildlife are difficult to balance, and the cost of transmission projects can be prohibitively expensive. In addition, the development of energy projects and transmissions lines—often separate projects—can be dependent on one another, so coordination between multiple stakeholders is necessary.

    The first annual conference of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute convened leaders in science, policy, business, and international affairs to discuss the barriers that prevent clean energy from achieving full-scale deployment as well as solutions for overcoming those barriers.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    "Two Billion Cars: Transforming Transportation" Daniel Sperling discusses his latest book

    "Two Billion Cars: Transforming Transportation" Daniel Sperling discusses his latest book

    The first annual conference of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute convened leaders in science, policy, business, and international affairs to discuss the barriers that prevent clean energy from achieving full-scale deployment as well as solutions for overcoming those barriers.

    • 41 min
    Assessing Carbon Sequestration: Will It Have a Real Role to Play in the Transition to a Clean Energy Future?

    Assessing Carbon Sequestration: Will It Have a Real Role to Play in the Transition to a Clean Energy Future?

    Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is seen as both crucial to achieving desired levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and prohibitively expensive. Furthermore, there is uncertainty over CCS’s safety and feasibility. To have a real role in a clean energy future, what CCS developments, demonstrations, and discoveries must take place?

    The first annual conference of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute convened leaders in science, policy, business, and international affairs to discuss the barriers that prevent clean energy from achieving full-scale deployment as well as solutions for overcoming those barriers.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Building Model Clean Energy Communities: Can Local Leaders Create Jobs, Overcome Barriers to Sustainable Economic Development?

    Building Model Clean Energy Communities: Can Local Leaders Create Jobs, Overcome Barriers to Sustainable Economic Development?

    Communities around the world can be sources of experimentation and inspiration as we move towards a clean energy future. In the northeastern United States in particular, cities and states are leading the way in engaging citizens and communities to work together on clean energy and sustainability issues—from bold pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the formation of the nation’s first functioning cap-and-trade system, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. What lessons have these efforts taught us so far and how can the transition to a clean energy economy most effectively bring jobs and sustainable economic development to our communities?

    The first annual conference of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute convened leaders in science, policy, business, and international affairs to discuss the barriers that prevent clean energy from achieving full-scale deployment as well as solutions for overcoming those barriers.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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