Future of Energy Industry

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Energy industry trends by Futurist conference keynote speaker Patrick Dixon. Oil, gas, coal, biofuels, geothermal, wind, wave, solar power generation. Energy prices, oil price forecasts and renewable energy growth. Green technology, energy savings, subsidies, regulations. Pollution and environment. Global warming, CO2 emissions, climate change, carbon trading, carbon capture and carbon taxes. Energy companies and power generation for rural areas, cities, nations. Smart grids, peak oil and energy capacity. Energy conservation, energy saving, air conditioning and heating systems. Future of real estate construction and improving energy efficiency. Oil companies, shipping, logistics, distribution. Sustainagility book on sustainable business and sustainability issues.

Lecture 25: Geothermal heating -- heat pumps and global warming

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        httpwww.globalchange.com Geothermal heat pumps to heat or cool homes. Impact on global warming replacing gas boilers, oil boilers and air conditioning systems. Same technology as fridge in home. Heat homes, tower blocks, factories, commercial buildings, real estate developments, schools, hospitals and government buildings. Energy savings. Heat exchange. Sweden heat pumps, Switzerland geothermal heating, New Zealand heat pumps. Growth of geothermal installation companies. Payback period. Annual savings. Undergound pipes. Power supply, electricity peak demand. Seasonal changes in demand. Science of geothermal heating systems. How geothermal heating works. How geothermal cooling works. Innovation in global warming reduction -- cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Size of geothermal market in Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Video by keynote conference speaker Dr Patrick Dixon, Futurist and author of 12 books on global trends including Futurewise and Building a Better Business. Heat pumps, geothermal, energy saving, carbon trading, caps, emissions, carbon dioxide, offset, offsetting, fraud, accounting, heat saving, global warming, science, heating, cooling, air conditioning

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