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Growing Energy (#204)

Looks at the policies, infrastructure & acceptance of Brazil's thriving domestic ethanol industry. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: e2 is aseries about the economies of being environmentally conscious. Shot in high definition with cinematic lenses, e2 chronicles global efforts to solve pressing ecological challenges. From energy consumption to design efficiency, policy to industry, the series documents the innovators whose work is reducing humans' impact on the environment. Interviews with experts, policymakers and pioneers across a variety of disciplines offer a firsthand account of the complex environmental challenges that we face, as well as the possibility that pragmatic solutions are within reach.

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  • Harvesting The Wind (#201)

    In Minnesota, wind energy is becoming a growing source of local energy and income for farmers. [26 minutes]

  • Energy for a Developing World (#202)

    The Grameen Shakti organization distributes small solar and bio-gas systems in rural Bangladesh. [26 minutes]

  • Paving The Way (#203)

    General Motors unveils The Volt, a super-hybrid vehicle and the fuel cell-powered Sequel. [26 minutes]

  • State of Resolve (#205)

    California's energy policies are making the state a global leader in clean air technologies. [26 minutes]

  • Coal & Nuclear: Problem Or Solution? (#206)

    These controversial resources may offer solutions to the world's increasing demand for power. [26 minutes]

  • The Druk White Lotus School - Ladakh (#207)

    Conceived to equip LaDakhi children to function in a modern world, the school is a symbol of hope. [26 minutes]

  • Greening The Federal Government (#208)

    Architect Thom Mayne is transforming the workplace experience through sustainable architecture. [26 minutes]

  • Bogota: Building A Sustainable City (#209)

    The former mayor of Bogota, Columbia transformed the city into a shining model of urban planning. [26 minutes]

  • Affordable Green Housing (#210)

    Jonathan Rose's buildings are changing the perception of affordable housing in New York City. [26 minutes]

  • Adaptive Reuse in the Netherlands (#211)

    Dutch planners build a modern yet sustainable development in Amsterdam's once abandoned dockyards. [26 minutes]

  • Architecture 2030 (#212)

    Architect-turned-activist Ed Mazria hopes that all new buildings will be carbon neutral by 2030. [26 minutes]

  • A Garden In Cairo (#301)

    A 500-year-old dump in Egypt was reconstructed to provide green space and a source of civic pride. [26 minutes]

  • The Village Architect (#302)

    Brian MacKay-Lyons's architecture is influenced by the shipyards of Nova Scotia where he grew up. [26 minutes]

  • Melbourne Reborn (#303)

    By the 1970s this Austrian city was dying, but leadership and vision transformed the cityscape. [26 minutes]

  • The Art & Science of Renzo Piano (#304)

    The architect draws on nature to create San Francisco's new California Academy of Sciences. [26 minutes]

  • New Orleans: The Water Line (#305)

    Community leaders and outside organizations fight to rebuild the Lower 9th Ward sustainably. [26 minutes]

  • Super Use (#306)

    The work of 2012 Architecten in The Netherlands shows a new aesthetic in sustainable architecture. [26 minutes]

  • Transport: London: The Price of Traffic (#307)

    Focuses on the city's push to be transit-efficient and pedestrian-friendly by the 2012 Olympics. [26 minutes]

  • Transport: Paris: Velo Liberte (#308)

    An initiative in Paris encourages residents to forgo cars for bikes and public transportation. [26 minutes]

  • Transport: Food Miles (#309)

    Michael Shuman discusses local food systems affect on health, social well-being and the environment. [26 minutes]

  • Transport: Seoul: The Stream of Consciousness (#310)

    The restoration of an ancient stream proved vital to Seoul, Korea's commercial and tourism sectors. [26 minutes]

  • Transport: Clearing The Air (#312)

    These new technologies and policies could offset the aviation industry's greenhouse gas emissions. [26 minutes]

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