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The Big Energy Gamble [electronic resource]

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
As he took office on January 20, 2009, President Barack Obama must deliver on an ambitious campaign pledge to fight global warming. This program from NOVA examines the work of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is already leading the way with a dramatic and controversial program to slash carbon dioxide emissions and promote energy efficiency. The pros and cons of California's bold approach are explored and recommendations are made for nationwide adoption of Schwarzenegger's plan by the Obama administration.
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56 min.
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6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Related Title
Nova (Television program)
  • California's Energy Gamble (1:52)
  • Sponsors: The Big Energy Gamble (0:45)
  • Early Impacts of Global Warming (2:47)
  • Climate Change Reversal? (2:54)
  • Fiscal Emergency in California (2:18)
  • Socially Responsible Celebrities (3:45)
  • Energy Savings Poverty Trap (3:16)
  • Efficiency Targets (2:14)
  • Glitz, Glamour, and the Energy Grid (1:23)
  • Renewable Power (2:07)
  • Wind Turbines (2:35)
  • Blackout Risks (2:06)
  • Nuclear Energy (2:36)
  • Energy Technology as Business (3:18)
  • Business Investment (3:46)
  • Green Energy (2:14)
  • Gov. Schwarzenegger vs. the Car (2:42)
  • Hybrid Efficiency (1:32)
  • Hybrid Cars (3:02)
  • California's 24 Million Cars (1:23)
  • Carbon Dioxide Emissions (2:02)
  • Climate Change and Choice (1:47)
  • Sponsors & Credits: The Big Energy Gamble (1:26)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2009.
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44152 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (56 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
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