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Planet Forward
Our first TV special focused on great ideas from you, our members, about how we as a country should approach our energy future. Originally broadcast on April 15, 2009 on PBS.
Planet Forward
Planet Forward Host Frank Sesno travels to the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) to find out, what is a Sky Trough? Utility-scale parabolic trough solar concentrators harness the sun's energy to make steam for electricity generation. The thermal... Read More
Planet Forward
The National Renewable Energy Labs are researching a new way to store renewable energy: in hydrogen. Wind and solar energy are used to create hydrogen and stored in tanks that can be used to power the grid or your car. While no single alternative to... Read More
Planet Forward
Planet Forward host, Frank Sesno visits with a homeowner with a passion for solar - National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) researcher Steve Robins built his own home energy system from the technologies he helped develop in the lab. He produces more... Read More
Planet Forward
Our host, Frank Sesno, visits the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) to check out a Prius they've retrofitted to be a plug-in hybrid vehicle. The cars are charged by solar panels in their parking lot. NREL's plug-in hybrid electric vehicle... Read More
Planet Forward
It's almost as universal to our lives as air, but how many of us really know where our electricity comes from or how it gets to our homes? Is our energy infrastructure up to the 21st consumer's demands? Is it really worth the investment to upgrade.
Planet Forward
Planet Forward host Frank Sesno interviews Mike Tidwell, head of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, via Skype from Copenhagen. Hear why the best thing we can do for the environment might be to stop 'going green.'
Planet Forward
Planet Forward host Frank Sesno visits the Wind Turbine Company in Colorado, and explores the promise and hurdles of wind as an alternative energy source. Wind turbines like these could power about 3000 homes--200 could replace 1 coal plant--while... Read More

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