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Transforming Energy: What Is Our Future After Oil?

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Film features interviews with Hunter Lovins, William McDonough, Jeremy Rifkin and James Howard Kustler. Includes stories about the work of political activist, Matt Baker of Environment Colorado, Dan Shugar, president of the largest solar panel company in the world, student engineers racing their own designed solar cars, and a family living off the grid in rural Iowa.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Beyond the Light Switch

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Considers the trade-off of carbon capture and storage, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a nuclear renaissance, the costs of solar power, the sprawl of wind power and the feasibility of a super grid.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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E².: Transport

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A six-part series examines sustainable transportation alternatives with potentially far-reaching effects. Explores real solutions to pressing environmental and social challenges, presented with a combination of storytelling, cinematography and an original music score.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire

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"A middle class white guy comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the American lifestyle. ... Featuring interviews with Daniel Quinn, Derrick Jensen, Jerry Mander, Chellis Glendinning, Richard Heinberg, Thomas Berry, William Catton, Ran Prieur and Richard Manning, What a Way to Go looks at the current global situation and asks the most important questions of all: How did we get here? Why do we keep destroying the planet? What do we truly want? Can we find a vision that will empower us to do what is necessary to survive, and even thrive, in the coming decades?" -- Home page http://www.whatawaytogomovie.com
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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E².: Energy

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A six-part series featuring people and places around the globe where efforts are being made to improve our environment for the future.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Power to the People

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Power to the People focuses on the developing world where the energy debate is carried on against a background of grinding poverty, limited resources and rapidly growing population. Among the affordable solutions demonstrated are more efficient stoves and faster growing trees. Member of a series: The Energy Alternative series.
Online
1991
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The Rich Get Richer

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The Rich Get Richer focuses on tough, innovative laws and fresh initiatives world-wide which are helping to contain energy consumption and pollution. We see a computerized energy-management system in a home and in a high-efficiency office building. Member of a series: The Energy Alternative series.
Online
1991
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Alternative Power Sources and Renewable Energy [electronic resource]

This program demonstrates how wind turbines, solar cells, hybrid automobiles, and coal gasification plants are beginning to transform the way the world is powered. The U.S. Secretary of Energy, the director of the National Wind Technology Center, the CEO of Enron Wind Corporation, representatives of Worldwatch Institute and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and others discuss the challenge of satisfying the rapidly increasing global demand for energy while developing environmentally friendly forms of power generation to reduce air pollution and lessen the threat of global warming.
Online
2005; 1999
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The Science of Fuels and Gases [electronic resource]

The Earth is surrounded and permeated by gases. This program, a Science Screen Report, looks at the composition, properties, and applications of fuels and gases. Through experiments and real-world examples, it illustrates how the uses of different gases relate to their weight, combustibility, and degree to which they can be compressed or liquefied. The video also discusses how fossil fuels and gases such as methane and hydrogen are applied to heating, cooking, and vehicular travel. Correlates to National Science Education Standards. Produced in association with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the Junior Engineering Technical Society.
Online
2006; 2002
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Energy [electronic resource]: Electricity From the Moon

The ocean tides offer a clean and renewable energy source that can reduce reliance on fossil fuels. This Science Screen Report shows how Earth's tides are formed, illustrates their relationship to the Moon's gravitational forces, and explains how these principles can be applied to the construction of underwater turbines. The program also explores efforts to reduce the environmental impact of dams that are essential in the operation of undersea power plants.
Online
2006; 2001
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Geothermal Energy [electronic resource]: Tapping the Earth's Heat

This Science Screen Report looks at a clean and renewable energy source that is steadily gaining scientific acceptance: hot dry rocks, otherwise known as enhanced geothermal systems. The program shows how masses of heated granite approximately 3 miles underground can be accessed with advanced drilling and computer imaging techniques, and how water forced through fissures in the granite can generate steam to produce electricity. A solid foundation for studying emerging alternatives to fossil fuels.
Online
2006; 2000
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Over a Barrel [electronic resource]: Truth About Oil

With roller-coaster gas prices becoming the norm, this ABC News program travels the country to uncover surprising and sometimes disturbing aspects of the oil industry. Charles Gibson reports from Cushing, Oklahoma, where the price of a barrel of oil dictates the price nationally; journeys 160 miles off the coast of Louisiana to one of the deepest-drilling oil rigs in the nation; and visits "refinery row" along the greater Gulf Coast. Viewers learn how Wall Street speculators can cause oil prices to skyrocket, while Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses the importance of biofuel development and former NATO commander General Wesley Clark discusses the role that oil played in the Iraq war.
Online
2010; 2009
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The Biofuel Myth [electronic resource]: Harsh Realities in the Developing World

Once widely considered a sustainable energy source, some forms of biofuel are now seen as exploitative and environmentally harmful. This program examines the global dilemma over palm oil-a fuel source championed by the European Union before the effects of its cultivation became apparent in the developing world. Viewers meet members of Indonesia's Orang Rimba tribe who have drawn sustenance from the rainforests for millennia and now watch as their lands give way to palm oil plantations. The film highlights efforts by tribal and Western activists to fight deforestation, as well as the work of E.U. leaders like Claude Turmes, who once supported agrofuel quotas but now recognizes their destructive impact.
Online
2010; 2009
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Energy and Resources [electronic resource]

As the Earth's fossil fuel reserves decline, what forms of energy will come next? After discussing the formation, uses, and consequences of burning coal, oil, and natural gas, this video explores the development of alternative resources that may someday completely replace them: nuclear power, solar energy, biomass, geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, and wind power. Benefits, costs, and environmental impacts are considered.
Online
2006
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The Future Makers [electronic resource]: Pioneering Sustainable Energy

While its fossil fuel exports are sizeable, Australia is also becoming a gigantic laboratory for developing renewable energy systems. This program examines the work of engineering trailblazers who have made the country a world leader in green technology design. Dr. Tim Finnigan uses bio-mimicry to create flexible sea-floor structures that transform ocean currents into power. Likewise, Dr. Robert Dane's Solar Sailor boat incorporates insect wing forms. Designs from Dr. Prame Chopra and Dr. Doone Wyborn hint at the shape of geothermal systems to come, while the Sydney-based activities of SunTech and its Chinese owner, Dr. Zhengrong Shi, evoke the global nature of the sustainable energy movement. Several other case studies are included.
Online
2010; 2009
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Energy Security [electronic resource]: India's Sustainable Solutions

In India a new generation is enjoying the luxury of air conditioning, not just at home, but in the thousands of commercial buildings that have sprung up in the flourishing economy. With its increased energy needs India is now spewing more greenhouse gases than almost every other country-and yet there still isn't enough electricity to meet the demand. This program examines India's energy shortage and the sustainable alternatives being employed to address it. Wind turbines have been effective in Tamil Nadu, and in Karnataka, villagers using fuel made from cow dung find benefits beyond the ecological: their health, finances, and educational opportunities have all improved.
Online
2009
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The Big Energy Gamble [electronic resource]

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.
Online
2009
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Feeding and Fueling the World [electronic resource]: Healthier Alternatives for Planet Earth

This episode of CEO Exchange introduces viewers to two resourceful CEOs who are revolutionizing the way we think about food and energy around the globe. After decades in the oil industry, Patricia Woertz has brought renewed energy to Archer Daniels Midland, now the leading producer of biofuels. At Deere & Company, Bob Lane is combining the traditional quality of the legendary equipment manufacturer with modern technology to harvest crops in the most efficient manner.
Online
2007
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Rain Forest [electronic resource]

The tropical rain forests of the world are home to nearly half the animal species on earth and contain some of the most fascinating examples of natural adaptation ever seen. This classic program takes viewers into the rain forests of Costa Rica to witness a richly varied habitat under threat from human encroachment. Here, a basilisk lizard walks on water, howler monkeys bask in the sun, and leaf-cutting ants carry sections of foliage many times their weight into underground fungus gardens. Still provocative after a quarter century, the film sounds an eloquent warning about the natural wonders we stand to lose if industry and agriculture continue to take precedence over rain forest protection.
Online
2010; 1983
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Water [electronic resource]: A Celebration

Nothing is so familiar, and yet so elusive, as water. A running faucet would require 136 trillion years to discharge the Earth's 326 million cubic miles of water, but only fresh water-less than three percent of the global supply-can sustain life. As we transport, utilize, and consume water, we are tempted to view it as eternally plentiful. But its protracted cycle of falling from the sky, seeping into the ground, resurfacing, and evaporating is a fickle, unwieldy process that makes water more precious than gold. This program investigates the uses and meaning of water in our lives.
Online
2010; 1993