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WebTalkRadio.net HostClean energy is arguably the most important issue facing our world today. You don’t have to believe in global climate change to understand the need to move away from fossil fuels. Epic wars, lung disease, terrorism, and the crushing national debt have all been generated by dependency on coal and oil. Migrating to renewable energy is the first step, but is fraught with challenges. Join us for a civil exchange about the technological, economic, and political ramifications of alternative energy and our future.

 

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Clean Energy Radio – Can Synthetic Fuels Change the World Energy Picture?

Most of us anxiously look forward to the day when dirty fuels like oil and coal are replaced by clean, renewable energy. But how real is this, considering that we have approximately one BILLION cars and trucks on the world’s roads, almost all of which run on gas and diesel? And what about the fact […]

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Clean Energy Radio with Craig Shields

Craig Shields’ background is a blend of business consulting and advocacy for clean technology.

After an undergraduate degree in physics and a masters degree in philosophy, Craig owned and managed a marketing agency for 25 years with a staff as large as 210 professionals. Headline clients included Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Sony, Microsoft, 3M, FedEx, Xerox, and AT&T.

Craig’s current position as editor of 2GreenEnergy.com enables him to use these business skills to forward concepts that are central to our survival as a species: the cessation of destructive practices associated with the production and consumption of energy. The website enables people all around the globe to come together and share important ideas concerning renewable energy, electric transportation, and sustainability more generally.

Craig’s book, Renewable Energy – Facts and Fantasies (published 2010, Clean Energy Press, 315 pages), is a compilation of interviews with 25 subject matter experts on the technology, the economics, and the politics of clean energy. Craig believes that our civilization’s ever-increasing hunger for energy — and its fixation on fossil fuels to provide that energy – is in the process of imploding on itself as our population grows and its demographics change. Yet we live in a world of tough realities, where an elegant solution simply does not exist.

Craig has traveled extensively to get at the truth behind the energy
industry, and reminds his listeners: “The technology, the economics, and the politics of renewables form a fantastically complicated calculus that needs to be thoroughly understood if we are to have relevant, informed discussions on this subject — the most important challenge in the history of mankind — the migration to clean and sustainable energy sources.

 

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  • Clean Energy Radio – Can Synthetic Fuels Change the World Energy Picture? Most of us anxiously look forward to the day when dirty fuels like oil and coal are replaced by clean, renewable energy. But how real is this, considering that we have approximately one BILLION cars and trucks on the world’s roads, almost all of which run on gas and diesel? And what about the fact ...
  • Clean Energy Radio – How Much Longer Do We Need Coal-Fired Power Plants? In our quest for clean energy, is it possible that we dismiss some of the tough realities of providing power for 300 million energy-hungry Americans? We all want to get rid of coal (well, at least, most of us). But how practical is that — especially now, during a recession? On this week’s Clean Energy ...
  • Clean Energy Radio – The US Lags Far Behind in Development of Renewable Energy — Here’s a Possible Reason One of our “charters” at Clean Energy Radio is untangling paradoxical issues that surround the migration to renewable energy. Here’s one: If we all know that clean energy is vitally important, if it’s important to our bodily health, our financial health as a nation and to us as consumers and to the health of our ...
  • Clean Energy Radio – Clean Energy Entrepreneurs — Need to Raise Investment Capital? I get the hunch that many of our weekly listeners have a keen entrepreneurial spirit, and simply need to raise a bit of investment capital to move their visions into reality. But we live in one of the weakest climates for capital formation in recent history. What are the secrets for getting investors to understand ...
  • Clean Energy Radio – Renewable Energy That Scales — Concentrated Solar Power Some potential sources of clean power look attractive — until you realize how much energy we really need, and the price we’re willing to pay for it. Enter Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), aka Solar Thermal. In this week’s Clean Energy Radio program, host Craig Shields, editor of 2GreenEnergy.com and author of Renewable Energy – Facts ...
  • Clean Energy Radio – Drilling For Oil Off the Shores of Califonia All true environmentalists deplore offshore drilling, right? Not so fast. In this week’s Clean Energy Radioprogram, host Craig Shields, editor of 2GreenEnergy.com and author of Renewable Energy– Facts and Fantasies, interviews Bruce Allen, co-founder of non-profit Stop Oil Seeps California. Bruce presents some unique and counter-intuitive ideas concerning the safeguarding of our coastal ecology.
  • Clean Energy Radio – In Support of Cleantech Entrepreneurs Americans are more likely than any other people on Earth to start their own businesses; more that one in 10 of us do. But NINE out of those 10 fail. And how tragic that is in cleantech particularly, were these business can, if successful, change the world for the better. Host Craig Shields, editor of ...
  • Clean Energy Radio – In Support of Cleantech Entrepreneurs How much longer will our addiction to oil be taking its toll on our wallets, our health, and our national security? Host Craig Shields, editor of 2GreenEnergy.com and author of Renewable Energy – Facts and Fantasies, interviews Plug-In America Co-founder Paul Scott, who discusses the issues surrounding electric transportation: the reason it’s important, and the ...