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Beyond The Light Switch

Beyond The Light Switch

This two-part, two-hour documentary series thoughtfully considers the trade offs 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.

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  • Episode #101

    Beyond the Light Switch begins by laying out the challenges and considering the tradeoff of carbon capture and storage, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, and the possibility of a nuclear renaissance. Hosted by Scientific American's David Biello, Beyond the Light Switch adds a much needed balanced perspective to a national energy debate that will surely become more heated and more critical that anything since healthcare. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #102

    In episode two, Beyond the Light Switch takes a closer look at the nuclear industry, examines the growth of renewable resources, and asks the tough questions about the state of our power grid. Traveling across the nation, David Biello finds out what it's going to take in order to achieve the goals and create the jobs that are needed to secure the nation's energy future. [56 minutes]

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