EcoJustice Radio guest, Ashley Kosak, Research and Project Management Fellow with FracTracker Alliance, and CEO of Green Aero, explains how hydrogen is generated, transported, stored, and burned; the environmental impacts; and the future of clean energy.
Finding innovative solutions to supplying efficient, clean, safe, renewable and reliable energy for electrical power, transportation, heating and cooling. We look at problems created from the addiction to dirty fossil fuel energy, mountaintop removal and ecosystem disruption, global climate change, severe air and water pollution, and community dislocation and pollution, Extreme methods such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking), tar sands, hydroelectric dams and other damaging methods and sources are examined.
ZeroHouz: Ditching Fossil Fuels for a Zero Emissions Home
What would it take to transform a 100 year old house sitting near oil fields into the most sustainable clean energy zero-emissions house?EcoJustice Radio spoke with architect Avideh Haghighi on her process overcoming those challenges with her personal project called Zerohouz.
Deadly Waters – Oil Spills & The Future of Offshore Drilling
EcoJustice Radio covers the deadly waters of oil spilling in Orange County, CA, and how to move beyond offshore drilling in the US after recent disasters. Jack Eidt from WilderUtopia and Emily Parker from Heal the Bay speak with Jessica Aldridge.
LA Public Utility Methane Leak Poisons Sun Valley Community
The City of Los Angeles public utility admitted that its Valley Generating Station had been leaking methane gas into the community for three years. The utility knew about the leaks as part of efforts to fix two compressors, but failed to notify the community. Veronica Padilla-Campos, Executive Director of Pacoima Beautiful joins EcoJustice Radio for, “Broken Trust: LA Public Utility Methane Leak Poisons Sun Valley Community.”
An Environmental Advocate’s Response to ‘Planet of the Humans’
The Michael Moore-produced, Jeff Gibbs video, Planet of the Humans, uses the capitalism onslaught that has caused disaster across the planet as an Earth Day opportunity to lob spitballs at environmental movements and prominent advocates. While it can’t even manage any more cogent solutions than vague assertions about curbing population and over-consumption, it also fails to see the monster who stands before it: the system, which needs to be overcome, immediately.
REFINEMENT: Cracking the Plastic Production Boom – Plastic Plague Pt 2
REFINEMENT – Once extracted, how does oil and gas become the resin that will eventually be the plastic we use in our daily lives? Then we buy these products, the social and environmental justice issues are covered up by cool marketing campaigns.
Is Nuclear Waste at San Onofre Safe?
On today’s show Carry Kim speaks with special guest Torgen Johnson, an urban planner and community activist from coastal San Diego County here to discuss the stranded nuclear waste situation at the now closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station located just a short drive south of Los Angeles. Nuclear waste has been described by Greenpeace’s Michael Stothard as “the most destructive and indestructible waste in history.” Torgen will shed some light on how we can remain safe nevertheless.