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Energy Week with George Harvey

Area blogger George Harvey teams up with video engineer Tom Finnell to bring to BCTV this weekly, hour-long program packed with news and information about energy and global warming compiled from more than a thousand articles from sources accross the globe.

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Energy Week: 3/23/17

Donald Trump is proposing deep cuts for the EPA and DOE programs. Other cuts include supports for out-of-work miners. Senator Inhofe is perplexed by fires in Oklahoma that were worsened by drought. Stopping climate change will save money and add jobs. Coal's decline continues. And there is more...Watch now »

Energy Week: 3/16/17

Elon Musk offered to fix South Australia's grid problems with a $300 million battery; Tesla would do the job in 100 days, or it would be free. Proposed new sound limits for wind turbines in Vermont would effectively exclude them. Michael Bloomberg says the US will meet the Paris Climate goals,...Watch now »

Energy Week: 3/9/17

Oil companies are giving up on Canadian tar sands. After years of drought, California is getting much too much rain. The Trump administration is cutting the budgets for everybody but the Department of Defense. Windpower is growing fast. And there is more.Watch now »

Energy Week: 3/2/17

 The Standing Rock protest has been cleared. California has the largest chemical battery in the world. A study says Australia could become 100% renewably powered. A nuclear plant owner in New Jersey is looking for financial help. China has cut coal consumption for the third year in a row. And...Watch now »

Energy Week: 2/23/17

A new Drive train for delivery vans reduces fuel requirements to 20% or less of what they were. Cities are going 100% renewable. One place in Oklahoma hit 99° in February. Solar PVs will soon provide power to 7,000 Indian rail stations. And there is more.Watch now »

Energy Week: 2/16/17

Seattle cut ties with Wells Fargo because of the Dakota Access Pipeline. A lot of wind power was installed last year. Toshiba is in trouble because Westinghouse is in trouble, which is because it is losing money on nuclear power. Battery prices keep falling, and this threatens the fossil fuels...Watch now »

Energy Week: 2/9/17

Solar power costs are falling. The US DOE's Sunshot initiave to reduce the cost of solar was started in 2011 with a target date of 2020. It has achieved its target already. The Dakota Access Pipeline got its easement. Coal is beyond being revived. And there is more.Watch now »

Energy Week: 2/2/17

Renewable energy shows great jobs growth in the United States and worldwide. The Trump administration is working to keep scientist from getting their message out. Eos, a battery company, has partnered with Siemens, bringing batteries to market at breakthrough prices. And there is more. Watch now »

Energy Week: 1/26/17

China is building lots of solar, but almost no nuclear plants. The first 1.5 GW of a huge windfarm in Wyoming has been approved by the federal government. Governor Jerry Brown of California has said that California would put up its own satellites, if the federal government defunds NASA climate...Watch now »

Energy Week: 1/19/17

Researchers say the Northeast is warming faster than other states in the Lower 48. Governor Cuomo is calling for a large wind farm off Long Island. Impelled by climate change, Ticks are killing many moose. We are witnessing an "insane" carbon bubble. China is cancelling over 100 coal-burning...Watch now »