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Director  Peter Byck
Initial DVD release  August 2, 2011
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary, Family
Narrated by  Bill Kurtis
Country  United States
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Release date  October 22, 2010 (2010-10-22) (Tallgrass) February 11, 2011 (2011-02-11) (United States)
Writer  Peter Byck, Eric Driscoll, Matt Weinhold, Karen Weigert
Cast  Bill Kurtis, Richard Branson, Denis Hayes
Similar movies  The Great Warming (2006), An Inconvenient Truth (2006), Cool It (2010), Fuel (2008), Chasing Ice (2012)
Tagline  A climate change solutions movie [that doesn't even care if you believe in climate change]

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Carbon Nation is a 2010 documentary film by Peter Byck about technological- and community-based energy solutions to the growing worldwide carbon footprint. The film is narrated by Bill Kurtis. ASIN: B0055T46LA (Rental) and B0055T46G0 (Purchase).


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Rather than highlighting the problems with use of fossil fuels, Carbon Nation presents a series of ways in which the 16 terawatts of energy the world consumes can be met while reducing or eliminating carbon-based sources. It contains optimistic interviews with experts in various fields, business CEOs, and sustainable energy supporters to present a compelling case for change while having a neutral, matter-of-fact explanation.

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Among those interviewed are Richard Branson, former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, Earth Day founder Denis Hayes and environmental advocate Van Jones.

Much of the content of the film consists of interviews, some are listed above. The list of interviewees also includes

  • Lester R. Brown President, Earth Policy Institute
  • Sean Casten President & CEO, Recycled Energy Development
  • Ralph Cavanagh Lead Attorney, NRDC
  • Bob Fox, Partner Cook+Fox Architects
  • Thomas Friedman, Author & NY Times Columnist
  • Eban Goodstein Economic Professor, Lewis and Clark College
  • Gary Hirshberg Chairman, President, and CEO of Stonyfield Farm
  • Sadhu Aufochs Johnston Chief Environmental Officer, City of Chicago
  • Amory B. Lovins Chairman & Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Joel Makower Executive Director,
  • Edward Mazria Executive Director, Solar Richmond
  • Arthur H. Rosenfeld Commissioner, California Energy Commission
  • John Rowe (CEO) Exelon Chairman & CEO, Exelon Corporation
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