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In this intimate talk filmed at TED's offices, energy innovator Amory Lovins shows how to get the US off oil and coal by 2050, $5 trillion cheaper, with no Act of Congress, led by business for profit. The key is integrating all four energy-using sectors—and four kinds of innovation.

TED Talk by Amory Lovins: A plan for energy - "Reinventing Fire"

Humans are builders and creators — but how can we build thoughtfully, without waste? These talks explore sustainable design — both past and present — and its beautiful, inspiring results.

In a short, funny, data-packed talk at TED U, Catherine Mohr walks through all the geeky decisions she made when building a green new house -- looking at real energy numbers, not hype. What choices matter most? Not the ones you think.

At TED2010, Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world's energy future, describing the need for "miracles" to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he's backing a dramatically different type of nuclear reactor. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by 2050.

Bill Gates TED talk on getting to zero-carbon energy, including a good explanation of the Kaya identity (which he doesn't call by that name)

When the Taliban closed all the girls' schools in Afghanistan, Sakena Yacoobi set up new schools, in secret, educating thousands of women and men. In this fierce, funny talk, she tells the jaw-dropping story of two times when she was threatened to stop teaching -- and shares her vision for rebuilding her beloved country.

When the Taliban closed all the girls’ schools in Afghanistan, Sakena Yacoobi set up new schools, in secret, educating thousands of women and men.

Inland Empire Utilities Agency Takes on “Water-Energy Nexus”

Inland Empire Utilities Agency Takes on & Nexus&

Schneider's "prosumer" microgrid products.

Schneider's "prosumer" microgrid products.

••Alternative Energy: 2015: Germany already at 30%: HOW the country managed the change•• integrating / balancing renewable energy today...Energiewende (German Energy Transition) article 2015-02-19 by Eric Martinot

Why the Energiewende - German Energy Transition

Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs — or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, interweaved with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When your steadfast opinions are tested, Galef asks: "What do you most yearn for? Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do…

Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs — or a scout.

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