Leading up to Expo 2017 starting next month in Astana, Khabar24 aired a segment on the Sacramento STEM Fair which occurred in March. Journalists interviewed students with projects on drought resistant soil, hydrogen based fuel, quantum levitation, and biofuels.
In the second part of the Future Energy series leading up to Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, Khabar24 covers American elementary school STEM programs at Elliott Ranch Elementary School outside of Sacramento, California. The State Department sponsored Media Co-Op results from a partnership between Khabar24, the US Embassy in Astana, and US Foreign Press Center. Sarah Katz serves as the American field producer.
The Foreign Press Center “Future Energy” Media Co-Op which I produced last month in collaboration with journalist Rauhan Tugumbayeva and cameraman Alisher Dossov has broadcast on Khabar24! Rauhan interviews John Huffaker, the VP of Commercial Operations at OCI Solar Power at OCI’s Alamo1 solar farm and Dr. Brian Korgel, the Director of the Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics at the University of Texas, Austin. This series will air in weekly segments in Kazakhstan leading up to Expo-2017.
I just completed field production for a terrific reporting tour with journalists from Khabar24 news in Kazahstan. We toured Sacramento, Davis, and Berkeley, California and Austin and San Antonio, Texas. Not only did we succeed in getting compelling interviews about the robust renewable energy industries in California and Texas but we received a warm welcome at every stop. Khabar24‘s energy coverage will lead up to the World Expo 2017 in Astana. The reporting trip is a partnership between the Foreign Press Center at the US State Department, the US Embassy in Astana, and Khabar24.
Some of the many stops we made along the way include:
- California Department of Energy’s Commissioner on Renewables, David Hochschild
- Elliott Ranch Elementary School
- Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS), University of California, Davis
- Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
- ABC10, Sacramento
- Cosumnes Oaks High School
- California Independent System Operator
- Sacramento STEM Fair
- Kaiba White, President of the Board of Solar Austin
- Georgetown, Texas
- Energy Institute, University of Texas, Austin
- Build San Antonio Green
- OCI Solar