Renewable Energy

Energy is a hot topic in today's society, especially as we have seen the current rise in fuel costs and the increased awareness that fossil fuels are dwindling. In this episode, join Dr. Mark Hostetler as he explores where our current energy comes from, recent advances in renewable energies (e.g., biodiesel and solar power), and how businesses can conserve energy. Viewers learn about hydrogen fuel-cell technology; how to create biodiesel in one's backyard; how solar power technologies are used in schools and a unique application in a state park; and how companies can incorporate energy-saving strategies in their own day-to-day operations.

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Series Sponsors: International Paper Foundation, Southern Agriculture Research and Education Group (USDA), Progress Energy, Renewable Resources Extension Act, and Gainesville Regional Utilities.

Episode Resources

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy--U.S. Department of Energy

Making Biodiesel

Florida Solar Energy Center

Homosassa Springs Fuel Cell Project

The Oil Depletion Protocol