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Tue February 7, 2012

Alternative Energy Sources

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama said "nowhere is the promise of innovation greater than in American-made energy." But how close are we to large-scale use of alternative energy sources? 

Tuesday on Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Stan Bull, Ph.D., director of Energy Science and Technology at Kansas City-based MRIGlobal and Kansas City Star reporter Steve Everly about what’s next for green energy production and renewable replacements for oil and gas.  We'll take a look at solar, wind, algae, and excrement. Yes, poop.

Stanley R. Bull, Ph.D., is Director of Energy Science and Technology at MRIGlobal and Director Emeritus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Bull has more than 35 years of experience in energy and related applications, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, bioenergy, wind, photovoltaics, hybrid vehicles, hydrogen, geothermal, and basic energy research. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University and a B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2011, Bull was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Steve Everly is a reporter for the Kansas City Star, where he reports and writes about energy including fossil fuels and alternatives like wind and solar.  He’s received the Scripps Howard Foundation national award for economic reporting, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Projects Award, and numerous other awards.

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