The Black Swans of Energy Invention - Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures)
Toss the old notions of environmentalism into the recycling bin. Investor Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures shatters conventional wisdom of energy reduction, and instead encourages entrepreneurs to solve environmental problems via cost-effective, innovative, and scalable engineering.
Intersection of the Environment and Financial Markets - Jesse Fink, Steve Blank (Priceline, Serial E
Retired serial entrepreneur Steve Blank interviews MissionPoint Capital co-founder Jesse Fink. The two discuss the manifold investment opportunities in alternative energies and environmental conservation.
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Expansion finance for social impact
Philanthropy has too often remained trapped in the ‘small is beautiful’ world of social innovation – while for-profit-investors have striven to avoid any taint of compromising returns for social impact. A growing set of trailblazers is mobilising significant pools of capital to deploy for social impact. In the process they are reinventing the way that philanthropic and for-profit capital is used for social and environmental benefit.
Exploring Mars on Earth: The Arctic as an analogue for Mars
Prof. Pollard describes the enigmatic nature of Martian landscapes and the overriding geological and environmental forces that drive the evolution of Martian landforms.
The Future of Biodiversity: Science and Solution
Andrew Gonzalez, Professor in the Department of Biology, discusses how our understanding of extinction can be used to make estimates of future rates of extinction under various scenarios of environmental change.
Biodiversity Lost and Found: Lessons of the Lake Victoria Basin
McGill Biology professor Lauren Chapman looks at key lessons from Lake Victoria in East Africa, the world's largest tropical lake. Her talk reveals the vulnerability and resilience of native and introduced species in the face of environmental change.
Showcase: Environmental Change Institute
Showcase: Environmental Change Institute
2. America's Energy Future: Liquid Transportation Fuels from Coal and Biomass (September 30, 2009)
Science, Environmental Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Civil Engineering, Math, Chemistry, Economics, Agriculture, Ecology, Public Policy, Energy, liquid fuel, carbon capture, electricity, renewable, coal, woody biomass, emissions, barrel, optimized cost, su
7. Solar Cell Technology in 2009 and Beyond (November 11, 2009)
math, science, engineering, physics, biology, environmental studies, climate change, solar energy, sun, technology, energy, power, resource, grid parity, high quality efficiency, voltage, electricity, peak rate, industry growth, profit capacity, subsidy,
1. Transforming Our Energy Economy: the Role of Renewable Energy (April 1, 2009)
environmental biology, translational science, chemistry, physics, biochemical conversion, engineering, energy, economics, greenhouse gas, GHG, mitigation, ecosystem, managing risk, sustainable development, renewable energy, fuel, consumption, policy, educ
2. What are the "Killer Apps" of the Smart Grid? (April 22, 2009)
Environmental Studies, Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Biology, politics, energy, electricity consumption infrastructure, economics, smart grid, buzz word, Google search term, meter, distribution, transmission, generation, renewable energy, storag
3. Why the United States Has Yet to Benefit From Electricity Industry Re-structuring (And What Can B
Environmental Studies, Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Biology, energy, electricity, economics, regulation, cost of service, consumer, market design mechanism, bid, provider, price, produce, monopoly, public utilities commission, Pacific Gas & Ele
4. Adaptation to Climate Change (May 6, 2009)
environmental biology, science, chemistry, energy, religion, economics, maladaptation,greenhouse gas, GHG, mitigation activity, vulnerability, sensitivity, miscommunication, ecosystem, managing risk, response capacity, adjust livelihood, impact, sustaina
5. Life: Laser Inertial Fusion Energy System for Sustainable, Carbon-Free Energy Future (May 13, 200
environmental biology, science, chemistry, physics, engineering, energy, economics, greenhouse gas, GHG, mitigation, ecosystem, managing risk, sustainable development, energy, fuel, neutron, electron, magnetic inertial fusion gain, limitless fuel, carbon
6. A Strategy for Exploiting Unconventional Gas Resources (May 20, 2009)
earth science, environmental biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, math, climate change, economy, energy, technology, oil, nuclear, electricity, chemical, renewable fuel, greenhouse gas, GHG, fossil fuel, atmosphere, carbon capture, supply, natural ga
2. New Ways to Think About Regulating Greenhouse Gasses (January 14, 2009)
Science, Climate change, environmental biology, international, UN, carbon markets, emissions trading credits , economically, Kyoto treaty, developing countries, industry, technology, energy, offset, government, emissions trading system, electric, power, c
6. A Pathway for Widespread Utilization of Geothermal Energy (February 11, 2009)
science, biology, environmental studies, geothermal energy, thermodynamic research, hydrothermal vent, combustion, earth, natural heat, drilling, gas, hydrogen, nuclear power, waste, Iceland, electric, technology, capital intensive, utility, conversion,
7. Sequestering Carbon Dioxide in the Built Environment: a Revolutionary Cement Technology (February
science, biology, environmental studies, chemistry, engineering, mineral carbonation process, sequestration, calcium carbonate, reef coral atoll, limestone, photosynthesis, CO2, ocean, drastic change, coal power plant, renewable energy, electricity, China
8. Can Nuclear Energy be a Sustainable Contribution to Address Climate Change Concerns? The French E
science, biology, environmental studies, chemistry, engineering, electricity, greenhouse gas, GHG, emission, renewable, consumption of fossil fuel, pollution, oil crisis, energy independent, carbon dioxide, solution, low cost, initial capital investment,