THE GREEN REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED: DISCOVERY CHANNEL LOOKS AT THE PROMISE AND BUSINESS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN 'EARTH: THE SEQUEL'
Original Special Premieres Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 10 PM (ET/PT)
(Silver Spring, Md.) Facing the high stakes of the current financial crisis, inventors and entrepreneurs are doubling down on green, hoping renewable energy sources will provide a viable, even profitable future for Earth. Discovery Channel takes viewers into the laboratories and startup garages of these entrepreneurs in a new original one hour special, EARTH: THE SEQUEL, premiering Wednesday, March 11 at 10 PM (ET/PT). The following Wednesday, March 18 at 10 PM (ET/PT), Discovery premieres GLOBAL WARMING UPDATE WITH TOM BROKAW, an all new special assessing the continued threats of climate change.
Business leaders and policy experts led by Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and co-author with Miriam Horn (EDF's Clean Energy Specialist) of the companion book, "Earth: The Sequel," detail the strides being made across the nation to solve the energy crisis. From an Alaskan frontiersman who keeps his ice hotel frozen all summer long with the energy of hot springs to start-ups harnessing hydro-power from New York's East River and solar power in New Mexico's high desert, EARTH: THE SEQUEL chronicles dazzling ingenuity and possibility.
EARTH: THE SEQUEL hunts for tomorrow's green energy sources, showcasing inspiring, eye-opening innovations from microbes that ferment sugar into gasoline to the ultimate electric sports car. Sun, wind, sea - even the heat within the earth - are resources for our overloaded grid that few consumers could ever imagine.
EARTH: THE SEQUEL is produced for Discovery Channel by CBS Eye Too Productions. Brett Alexander and Hal Lewis are executive producers for CBS Eye Too Productions. Brooke Runnette is executive producer for Discovery Channel.
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