22 December 2015

Energy Policies from COP21

For the week of December 27, 2015

Ellen Anderson, Executive Director of the Energy Transition Lab at the University of Minnesota, discusses renewable energy and the impact of the COP21 negotiations in Paris.

  • Part 1

    Part 1
    (1:15) The climate change agreement reached at COP21 in Paris; (2:54) What the agreement means for the US and the other 195 countries that signed on; (5:18) The US has agreed to reduce carbon emissions from coal plants – Minnesota is ahead of this commitment; (7:25) Currently, MN uses 20% renewable energy; (9:07) How individuals can reduce their carbon footprints; (10:47) Energy innovations from COP21
  • Part 2

    Part 2
    (:27) How to ensure the US follows the climate accord; (4:04) Transportation, agriculture, heating buildings and powering infrastructures are areas MN can make greener; (6:26) Creating sustainable technologies that maintain the quality of life in the US; (9:00) The U of M’s Energy Transition Lab; (11:12) Student engagement in the COP21 negotiations