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Chetan Singh Solanki | Swaraj Yatra: The Journey Towards Sustainability | Talks at Google

Chetan Singh Solanki discusses his work towards sustainability through his “Energy Swaraj” lifestyle, and the immediate actions we can take to combat climate change across the globe, drawing concepts from his book "Energy Swaraj—My Experiments with SOLAR Truth".

Educator, researcher and innovator Chetan Singh Solanki is currently on an Energy Swaraj Yatra, which includes fully living on a solar bus for 10 years. Having started in November 2020 in the wake of catastrophic climate change, and committing until 2030, the purpose is to create a public movement towards the adoption of the use of 100% solar energy. Solanki has been referred to as the “Solar Man of India” by some, while others call him the “Solar Gandhi.” Following Gandhian ideals, he coined the phrase ‘Energy Swaraj’, and to establish it globally, he founded the Energy Swaraj Foundation (ESF). Solanki has also led major solar projects at IIT Bombay, including his SoULS project, in which he provided clean, efficient, affordable and reliable energy for 7.5 million families.

Solanki has been the recipient of many awards and accolades, including but not limited to: the Prime Minister’s Innovation Award for his SoULS project, the first prize in the Solar Chulha Design Challenge by ONGC, and three Guinness World Records. He is the Chairman of the committee of the Central Board of Secondary Education and a member of the National Focus Group on Environmental Education. He is the author of 7 books, has published over 100 research papers internationally and has 4 U.S. patents to his credit.

For more information on Solanki and his Energy Swaraj Yatra, please visit https://energyswaraj.org/.

Get the book here: https://goo.gle/3F5v6Q0.

Moderated by Johnson Jose.

EarthSayer Chetan Singh Solanki
Date 5/23/2022 Format Length unknown Keywords Sustainability More Details
A Case for Integrating Solar Geoengineering into Climate Policy | David Keith | Talks at Google

David Keith reviews the science and technology of solar geoengineering, addressing the following Q’s: how effective could it be in reducing climate risks? What new risks does it entail? What is uncertain? And, finally, how could uncertainty be reduced to a substantial research program? He presents a case for integrating solar geoengineering into a 4D climate policy that includes emissions cuts, carbon removal, and adaptation.

David Keith has worked near the interface between climate science, energy technology, and public policy since ’91. He took first prize in Canada’s national physics prize exam, won MIT’s prize for excellence in experimental physics, and was one of TIME Magazine’s Heroes of the Environment. David is Professor of Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and founder of Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company developing technology to capture CO 2 from ambient air to make carbon-neutral hydrocarbon fuels. Best known for his work on the science, technology, and public policy of solar geoengineering, David led the development of Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program, a Harvard-wide interfaculty research initiative. His work has ranged from the climatic impacts of large-scale wind power to an early critique of the prospects for hydrogen fuel. David’s hardware engineering work includes the first interferometer for atoms, a high-accuracy infrared spectrometer for NASA’s ER-2, the development of Carbon Engineering’s air contactor and overall process design, and the development of a stratospheric propelled balloon experiment for solar geoengineering. He teaches science and technology policy, climate science, and solar geoengineering. David is the author of over 200 academic publications with a total citation count of over 13,000. He has written for the public in op-eds and A Case for Climate Engineering.

Moderated by Greg Bronevetsky.

#geoengineering #climatescience #solarengineering

EarthSayer David Keith
Date 10/30/2020 Format Webinar (Zoom+)
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Renewable Energy & The Smart Grid More Details
Eban Goodstein: Solar Dominance by 2030

Eban Goodstein, director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, explains why he thinks a solar energy revolution is possible and necessary by 2030.

For full audio and transcript, go here.

EarthSayer Eban Goodstein
Date 10/4/2019 Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords Sustainability More Details
Solar Dominance + Citizen Action: Solving Climate Change By 2030, with Eban Goodstein

Can new developments in solar technology put the United States on track to produce 50 percent of its energy with renewables by 2030? What global citizen actions need to be undertaken to help reach this goal? Eban Goodstein, director of Bard Center for Environmental Policy, answers these questions and more in this hopeful and informative talk.

For full transcript and audio from this talk, go to: https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/studio/multimedia/20190919-solar-dominance-citizen-action-climate-change-2030-eban-goodstein

Date 9/26/2019 Format Length unknown Keywords Sustainability More Details
Occupy Rooftops by Eco Rapper John Romankiewicz

Published on May 19, 2016

Eco Rapper John Romankiewicz shares his latest piece "Occupy Rooftops". Solar now.

EarthSayer John Romankiewicz
Date unknown Format Performance
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Artists and Musicians More Details
Sustainability Pioneers 2: From Haze to Sun

Part 2 of Sustainability Pioneers visits two companies and a private citizen who have already started building a bridge to a renewable energy future. Companies featured are:

WindStax Wind Power Systemsis a full-service wind power company. We design and manufacture our own unique brand of plug-and-play wind power systems for residential and commercial off-grid, microgrid, and supplemental stationary power requirements.

Scalo Solar Solutions is a privately-held solar developer headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Scalo Solar utilizes solar technology and other sustainable building solutions to create opportunities that make sense for the environment and the bottom line.

Published on May 14, 2015

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EarthSayers Ron Gdovic; Stanley Kabala; Jack Scalo
Date unknown Format Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Sustainability Pioneers More Details
Sustainability Pioneers 1: The Journey Begins

Sustainability Pioneers, a series of short documentaries on the transition to sustainable energy, begins looking at how energy is being produced in Pennsylvania in 2014. How does our energy use affect air, climate and public health?

Become a Sustainability Pioneers supporter and make a tax-deductible donation at sustainabilitypioneers.com. Published on May 14, 2015
EarthSayers Neil Donahue; Angela Garcia; Fernando Holguin
Date unknown Format Series
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Sustainability Pioneers More Details
Will Falling Oil Prices Kill Wind and Solar Power? with Dr. Steven Chu

Will Falling Oil Prices Kill Wind and Solar Power? Dr. Steven Chu who served as the U.S. Secretary of Energy from January 21, 2009, to April 22, 2013.

During your time at the Department of Energy the deployment of renewable energy in the U.S. doubled. Is the fall in fossil-fuel prices killing the business case for renewables?

The decline in fossil-fuel prices does have some effect, but remember that 78 percent of the economies of the U.S. have state-mandated renewable portfolio standards. They require that a specified fraction of electricity must come from renewable energy. For example, in California the goal is 33 percent renewable energy by 2020.

Right now renewable electricity is roughly 13 percent of total electricity generated in the U.S. Half is hydropower and the other half is mostly wind energy, with some solar, biomass and geothermal. Renewable energy costs have come down significantly. Even if natural gas, which is the cheapest form of electricity generation today, stays at $4 per million Btus [British thermal units], wind without subsidy is almost as inexpensive.

Electrical generation in the sunnier parts of the U.S. is also approaching equality with a new natural gas power plant. The cost of wind and solar is anticipated to decline for at least a decade or two. Perhaps in a decade, renewables will be competitive with any new form of energy in many parts of the U.S. Published on Mar 8, 2015
EarthSayer Dr. Steven Chu
Date unknown Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Renewable Energy & The Smart Grid More Details
Barriers to Solar Energy Crumbling by 24 Hours of Reality (2)

In hour 2 of 24 Hours of Reality we explore how the price barrier to solar energy is crumbling - in almost 80 countries it now costs the same or less than existing utilities. Published on Sep 16, 2014

Date unknown Format Series
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection 24 Hours of Reality by The Climate Reality Project More Details
Susan Anderson and Jill Kolek: Portland, OR: Solarize Portland Campaig

At the Garrison Institute's 2011 Climate, Cities and Behavior Symposium, Susan Anderson and Jill Kolek, leaders of the City of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, describe the Solarize Portland Campaign. They explain their tactic of bringing together all of the solar constituents in the city, including businesses, nonprofits and administrators of public solar incentives programs, to create a unified message and marketing strategy. They used peer pressure as a means of shifting behavior by making solar energy the "new normal," and developed a neighborhood-level community-driven volume purchasing program to bring solar energy to many households. To learn more about the Garrison Institute's Climate, Mind & Behavior Initiative:Uploaded on May 17, 2011

EarthSayer Susan Anderson
Date unknown Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Portland Sustainability Leaders More Details

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