Energy Quest USA- Earth: The Operator's Manual

Energy Quest USA- Earth: The Operator's Manual

Fri, 04/27/2012 - 8:00pm

Bikes and buses in Portland, Oregon, where a local love affair with cycling and a multitude of mass transit options – including electric streetcars – have helped make it one of America’s greenest cities.

Credit: Courtesy of ETOM/Art Howard

Hear inspiring stories from citizens who have made smart energy choices. Energy Quest USA, airing Friday, April 27, 2012 at 8 p.m. on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable 524), presents five examples of American states and cities tapping new sources of energy and implementing policies to promote sustainability -- Alaska, Kansas, Baltimore, Maryland, Fort Worth, Texas and Portland, Oregon. Richard Alley once more hosts, contributing stories about America's past use of wood and whales as sources of energy, the promise of more efficient lighting and how to achieve a science-based national consensus on smart choices about energy and climate.