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Main Title Modern marvels. Renewable energy /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Cambou, Don.
Lacques, Anthony.
Nash, Bruce M.
Raphael, Max.
Publisher A & E Television Networks : Distributed by New Video,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 233721441
ISBN 1422915816; 9781422915813
Subjects Renewable energy sources ; Renewable energy sources--Technological innovations ; Renewable energy sources--Technological innovations--United States ; Renewable energy sources--Technological innovations--Iceland ; Renewable energy sources--Technological innovations--England
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  TJ808 .R46 2008 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/02/2013
Collation 1 videodisc (approximately 50 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from closing credits. Originally produced for broadcast as an episode of the television series Modern Marvels in 2006.
Contents Notes
Explains how air, water, earth, and fire are transformed into clean, reliable sources of heat, electricity, and even automobile fuel. Looks at a solar roof implementation by FedEx at a regional sort facility in Oakland, Calif., a wind power project in central New York using fewer, larger turbines, and the widespread use of geothermal energy in Iceland. Visits Lovecraft Biofuels in Los Angeles, an auto repair shop that converts diesel car and truck engines to run on one hundred percent vegetable oil. Examines the potential use of hydropower from ocean tides, such as tidal barrages, as well as a tidal stream (or flow) power project off the shore of England that uses propeller-like turbines to capture the kinetic power of underwater currents. Technology revolution -- Solar -- Wind -- Geothermal -- Biofuels -- Tidal power.