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E2: Harvesting the Wind [electronic resource]

Jutting into the clouds, the modern skyscraper offers surprising opportunities for environmental responsibility. This program explores strategies that urban centers, most notably Manhattan, use to combat the myth of the "concrete jungle." Viewers learn how the city is working to green its skyline with several groundbreaking projects-including prominent and technologically advanced structures like One Bryant Park and The Solaire. The innovative minds behind these architectural revelations are also featured.
Online
2007
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E2: Energy for a Developing World [electronic resource]

In 2006, Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for work with grassroots economic and social development. But micro-credit isn't Yunus's only focus. Recognizing the importance of energy as a factor in economic growth, he started Grameen Shakti, a nonprofit company that develops and promotes renewable energy technologies. This program follows its activities in remote areas of Bangladesh, where it helps provide rural households with reliable, eco-friendly energy.
Online
2007
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E2: Paving the Way [electronic resource]

Nearly 70 percent of America's oil is consumed by cars. Can efficient automobile design mitigate the resulting environmental damage? This program explores technological solutions that can reduce the ecological impact of America's love affair with the internal combustion engine. General Motors unveils the Volt, a super-hybrid vehicle, along with the fuel cell-powered Sequel, while technology firm Fiberforge shows off the latest in ultra-light materials for car manufacturing.
Online
2007
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E2: Growing Energy [electronic resource]

In response to the oil crisis of the 1970s, Brazil created a domestic ethanol industry that is now thriving on all levels-from production to distribution at gas stations to nationwide adoption of flex-fuel cars. As a result, Brazil has become energy self-sufficient as a nation. This program examines what America can learn from Brazil's agri-industrial success and asks: is the system really applicable outside Brazil and to what degree can the rest of the world emulate it?
Online
2007
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E2: State of Resolve [electronic resource]

Environmental laws passed in California under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger regulate greenhouse gas emissions and perpetuate the state's reputation for environmental leadership across the country. This program inquires: Could California's progressive energy policies spearhead a nationwide shift toward cleaner and more sustainable energy? Could they potentially alter the approach to environmental stewardship taken by governments around the globe?
Online
2007
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E2: Coal and Nuclear-Problem or Solution? [electronic resource]

Renewables, biofuels, solar, wind, and other energy sources may be alternatives to fossil fuel-but it is impossible to ignore the ubiquity of coal and the power capabilities of nuclear technology, despite their well-discussed drawbacks. This program presents a 21st-century look at these two controversial resources, which may be major players in a sustainable energy future, thanks to new developments in carbon capture and sequestration and improved nuclear waste storage procedures.
Online
2007