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Power to the Planet

Format: DVD | Streaming | Download
Length: 15:40
Grade Level: 4-12+ | Price: $ 15.00
Closed Captioned:

Streaming/DVD: English

How do you determine the real cost and benefits of energy?

We need energy for many things, including lighting, cooking, transportation, heating & cooling... But which energy source is the best? What are the trade-offs of each?

Pollution needs to be considered, as well as availability. What else should we factor in as we decide what's best? Is there even such as a thing as "the one best source?"

Travel the globe with scholar Johan Norberg, from Morocco to Sweden and throughout the United States, as he explores the pros & cons of the eight main energy sources available to us: coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, biomass, wind, and solar.

As Seen on Public Television!

Subject Areas



Science & Technology






Fossil Fuels


Nuclear Power

Renewable Energy



GREAT video! One of your best! I was able to cross-reference this one through every class I taught: reading, math, science, and social studies. Well done!

Karen Binger
Knoxville, TN

Good introduction for several grade levels on the different types of energy/power that are available for use.

Steve Baker
Cincinnati, OH

I like the way this video presents energy production. No politics just facts and examples.

Royce Albert
Steilacoom, WA

My class was intrigued by the details provided showing the negative and positive aspects of the different sources of energy.

Nancy Sherman
Saint Paul, MN

Good introduction into the economic and social advantages of certain renewable resources.

Joan Pewett
Lancaster, VA

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