Denis Hayes on Being Green

17:43 minutes

Since his days as head of the Solar Energy Research Institute under President Jimmy Carter, Denis Hayes has been pushing to add more renewable energy sources to the country’s energy portfolio. Hayes discusses the current U.S. market for renewables such as solar and wind, and gives his take on where he sees America’s energy future headed.

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Denis Hayes

Denis Hayes is president and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation; former director of the Solar Energy Research Institute (now NREL, National Renewable Energy Laboratory); and national coordinator of the first “Earth Day.” He is based in Seattle, Washington.

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About Annette Heist

Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.