Powering the Future: Leading the Charge DVD

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SKU: DC024728
Format: DVD
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Runtime: 42
Copyright: 2010

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Follows the search for a single, clean energy source that will eliminate society's need for fossil fuels. Dr. M. Sanjayan, lead scientist at The Nature Conservancy, meets the entrepreneurs, government officials, and everyday citizens attempting to make renewable energy a realistic option for the future. Unlikely characters and companies are leading the charge in an energy sea change. The U.S. Navy, China, and even the Empire State Building. When it comes to energy, these unlikely forces are slashing their carbon footprints and propelling the new economy. But it's happening around the world faster than in the United States. From highly efficient wind turbines to cutting-edge solar cells, the U.S. has an unprecedented track record for discovering the technologies to break our fossil fuel addiction, but rather than developing and employing them here at home, it has also developed a knack for giving them away.