Green Technology

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Alexis Madrigal, senior editor at The Atlantic, talks about his new book, Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology, which explores the history of green technology and what it teaches us about our energy problems today.


Alexis Madrigal

Comments [8]

Dan Higgins from Mohegan Lake

Harness The Hudson is working on the greatest green power producing facility in the country right here in the Hudson Valley. Please Google Harness The Hudson and isit our website. We need your support!

Apr. 14 2011 11:48 AM
Amy from Manhattan

How much progress is being made on cellulosic ethanol? We could make fuel out of kudzu instead of corn!

Apr. 14 2011 11:45 AM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

The guest says that the US government has not put resources into alternative energies. Why? Because oil and other fossil fuel industry has been lobbying for ever and is holding the world hostages till this planet burns up with climate warming.

Apr. 14 2011 11:44 AM
Rick from Connecticut Coast

I have a copy of Popular Mechanics in 1938 that shows in great detail how to electrify your farm using windmills to get power

Apr. 14 2011 11:41 AM

Could we talk a bit about storage?

AFAICT there's plenty going on with green energy prodcution, much of which is intermittant, but what's going on with storage technology asside from batteries?

Anything new in the world of flywheel or pumped storage?

Apr. 14 2011 11:41 AM
Jamison from Fort Green

Algae Fuel- we can ween our self off coal by using Algae Fuel plants next to coal plants to scrub the C to make O. Why is this not happening???

Apr. 14 2011 11:41 AM
Jack from Rockland County

Did Mr Madrigal know that adding a solar panel to a house will significantly increase property tax in NY?

Apr. 14 2011 11:40 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Years back, doing a paper for a wholly other topic, I came across an April 1914 article in the New York Times with a picture on the front page of a large solar collector dish. The blurb underneath queried if this were the beginning of the end of King Coal?

Alas, until alternatives can compete with fossil fuels on cost, it is doubtful much of any progress can be realistically expected.

Apr. 14 2011 11:35 AM

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