Renewable Energy


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028 – Renewable Energy

In this video Paul Andersen discusses the technology, advantages and disadvantages of six sources of renewable energy; biomass, hydroelectric, solar, geothermal wind, and hydrogen. He also explains how changes in the storage and flow of energy in our power grid must be improved. He also lists the energy returned over energy invested ration for the various forms of energy.

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Intro
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Outro
Title: String Theory
Artist: Herman Jolly
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All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing:

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  4. Swan Town
    Swan Town says:

    Binge watching all your videos for tomorrow's AP Environmental Science Exam at 8 AM, Wooooo, so excited 🙁 Hope the exam goes well, also great work on these videos Mr. Anderson.

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  5. Erik Sundell
    Erik Sundell says:

    Well produced videos. But as a teacher in physics I dare not use them to educate my pupils, since the errors are to big and they will be misled. Start by fixing:

    Error 1: Watts is not a measure of energy. TWh, kWh and J are common measures of energy though. What did you really mean with your numbers?

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  6. Brandon Gray
    Brandon Gray says:

    Your vids are so damn boring… 😴😴 we watch you in science class and I can't make it through half of your video without falling asleep 😴 do something to make it more fun so I can actually learn thanks

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  7. flexairz
    flexairz says:

    CO2 leading global warming?
    You just lost your science degree..!

    Biomass is a total loser as burning food and using perfectly good farmland for energy while millions are starving is madness.
    Solar and wind have one big failure as they are dependent on weather. Wind is even more landscape destructive and enormously expensive.
    Its all about energy density, nothing will beat liquid fuels and thorium power in the end.

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