Power Trip

Power Trip: The Takeaway's in-depth look at the future of energy. Technologies, ideas, innovators and your stories.

Links on New Energy Sources from Around the Web

Bionavitas Company using algea to create biofuels
EPA Fuel Economy Tips on improving efficiency from the EPA
Khosla Ventures Venture capital firm funding many "green" projects
Kokonut Pacific Company behind the use of coconut oil as an energy source
LS9 Inc. Company turning bacteria into usable petroleum
Norcal Waste Systems Inc. Company that collects, recycle and composts sewage and other waste, and was looking into "poop power"
Pax Streamline Company making industrial equipment more efficient
Planet Green Television network aimed at promoting the environment
Plasco Energy Group Canadian company converting waste to green power
Sentilla Corporation Creator of a box that tracks how much energy household appliances are using
Silver Spring Networks "Green tech" firm creating and promoting "smart grid" systems
TED conference The "Technology, Entertainment, Design" conference
The Energy Roadmap Futurist blog discussing the future of energy use
The Green Microgym Gym running off a combination of solar power and human-generated power
TreeHugger Blog promoting sustainability and environmental issues

NOVA: The Big Energy Gamble

From our partner, WGBH: California is transforming its economy to fight global warming. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is leading the way with a dramatic and controversial program to slash carbon dioxide emissions and promote energy efficiency. NOVA explores the pros and cons of California’s bold approach on The Big Energy Gamble. You can watch it online at NOVA’s companion website which also contains extra footage from interviews with Governor Schwarzenegger, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Marlo Lewis, and The Economist’s Vijay Vaitheeswaran.
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    Feb 6, 2009
    We’ve been on a Power Trip all week to talk about the future of energy. Today we’re digging down into some of the water-cooler wisdom surrounding energy use. Are cloth diapers really ...
  • Turning wild ideas into new energy technologies

    Feb 6, 2009
    Before every new technology there comes the moment of invention. Before there was ethanol, someone had to look at biomass and say, "There's energy in them thar leaves." For the last d...
  • The Green Googleplex

    Feb 5, 2009
    Just how power hungry is internet giant Google? The Takeaway's Power Trip heads to the Google campuses in Mountain View, California to find out. John Hockenberry sits down with Bill W...
  • Energy's Little Black Box

    Feb 5, 2009
    If you knew where all the energy zooming into your house was being used and wasted, would you change the way you consume power? One company is banking on it. Our Power Trip heads to R...