It's a real issue. They manufacture their panels not from fragile silicon wafers, but from ink. NARRATOR: As a new administration in Washington maps out a national energy policy, all eyes are set squarely on California. Nova Energy - Nhà thầu EPC quốc tế với năng lực thiết kế, sản xuất, kinh nghiệm vận hành bởi đội ngũ chuyên gia Santerno SpA hướng đến các dự án năng lượn Nova Energy, Perth, Western Australia. NARRATOR: California was built on the car. These super-sized wind turbines were built in Iowa, by Clipper Windpower, a California-based company. If the state were to build more of these plants, it would be stuck with these emissions for decades, as well as compromise the further development of renewables. I mean, the most respected scientists have made that clear, by the...thousands of scientists have made that clear. Of the 24 million cars driven in California, less than two percent of them are hybrids. That's an additional $12,000 that you're spending that comes out of the bottom line. That's just one component. NARRATOR: So this is the full extent of the governor's gamble. VAN JONES: We have flat roofs like this from sea to shining sea. And you can see, this is a finished product. JIM MALKIEWICZ: Let's add these costs up: let's say we're spending $4,000 a month on energy; that's $50,000 a year. Please note, we only show power reviews with comments. NARRATOR: The nuclear fuel rods sit in water; a fission reaction heats it up; this produces steam, and the steam turns turbines that generate electricity, all without emitting any carbon dioxide. At Nova Energy our mission is to provide our clients with highly effective energy related inventory management and financial services. It’s not in the papers but a silent revolution is moving across the world. And the consensus is that if a new car buyer can't make back the increased cost for higher fuel economy in about three years, they're not interested. We have incredible intellectual capital in the United States. And that's what we are suffering under right now. NARRATOR: By 2020, he hopes to get to 33 percent. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. DANIEL M. KAMMEN (University of California, Berkeley) : Places like this are just exceptional resources. Nova Energy | 1,359 followers on LinkedIn. STEVEN CHU: Take this as a challenge. STEVEN CHU: I have to say, I'd rather see renewed investment in nuclear power plant generation of electricity in this century, than to build more coal plants. VIJAY VAITHEESWARAN: The hybrid part is a no-brainer. She has every incentive to save energy. And private car ownership is continuing to rise. Nova Energy Co. is a corporation lessee based in Denver, Colorado for 2 oil and gas leases—1 is authorized and 1 is closed. And margins are shrinking: the cost of fuel is going up, the cost of foam is going up. Now it's more critical than ever to distinguish fact from fiction. MYRA MALKIEWICZ (Wickline Bedding Company) : The state really hasn't talked to a lot of small business owners to find out what this is going to mean to us. Most communities like Richmond are not even involved. We can remove the first video in the list to add this one. California is already moving forward and investing heavily in that direction. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: The Wall Street Journal said that we are experiencing a new gold rush in California because of technologies and companies exploding all over the state. Another 15 percent will come from changes to how power is generated. Most scientists say that this extra heat will alter the planet's climate. CAL WORTHINGTON: We find that the used S.U.V.s are selling better than used cars right now. Could California serve as a model for national energy policy, or are the risks too great? We can remove the first show in the list to add this one. NOVA interviewed President Obama's Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, while he was director of the lab. NARRATOR: Like a hybrid, the plug-in has a full-size gas tank. He wants to slash predicted emissions by 30 percent by 2020, turning the clock back to 1990 levels. But at the same time, we also must tackle climate change, because not doing anything is also a choice. Additional funding for "The Big Energy Gamble" is provided by the Delacour Family Foundation. There's solar power, there's wind power. Electricity's a trillion dollar industry where, even if we capture a percentage of that, it's a huge business. I don't have one; you know why? Janice Flood Legal Counsel Susan Rosen Production Assistant Ryan Murdock Post Production Assistant Darcy Forlenza Associate Producer, Post Production Patrick Carey Post Production Supervisor Regina O'Toole Post Production Editors Rebecca Nieto Jason York Post Production Manager Nathan Gunner Compliance Manager Linzy Emery Development Producer Pamela Rosenstein Supervising Producer Stephen Sweigart Business Manager Joseph P. Tracy Senior Producer and Project Director Lisa Mirowitz Coordinating Producer Laurie Cahalane Senior Science Editor Evan Hadingham Senior Series Producer Melanie Wallace Managing Director Alan Ritsko Senior Executive Producer Paula S. Apsell, A NOVA Production by Production Group, Inc. for WGBH Boston, The Big Energy Gamble homepage Image: (Arnold Schwarzenegger on rooftop) © Andrew Gombert/epa/Corbis. NARRATOR: But what other direction? And others feel nuclear, while expensive, could provide a crucial bridge of reliable power while the technological problems of renewables are figured out. People like many in the community of Richmond, California. Those leaky window frames cost her too much in lost heat. NARRATOR: But to hit the governor's 2020 targets for emissions reductions, most people will not have to go to these extremes. And there is no doubt that when it comes to wind and sun, California is blessed. In just a seven-month period we've had four price increases on polyurethane foam—which we use, obviously, a lot in our mattresses—totaling 60 percent, 60 percent. It also has extra batteries hidden in a storage chamber beneath the trunk that can be charged by plugging into an ordinary outlet. They feel like it's just an eco-elite agenda for, maybe, the Hollywood crowd. CAROLYN COQUILLETTE (Luscious Garage) : Why don't you come in now, and I'll take a peek at it. But Begley, he's got electric vehicles, all electric, zero emission, and he powers them up with his solar panels...coming after you Begley, coming after you! NARRATOR: The recent dramatic spikes in gas have not soured the appetite for the S.U.V. If you are already a Nova customer download the app to: - Get notifications and handy reminders about your bill - View your electricity and/or gas usage graphs - Pay your bill by credit card or online eftpos - Set up a dir… They're down to just three percent. These are the jobs of the future. VIJAY VAITHEESWARAN: California is going to get things wrong. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS: You've just tried to add this video to My List. Nova Energy. SOLAR RICHMOND TRAINEE: What does that start out with, your hourly wages? California has, over the last several decades, shown a real leadership position in energy efficiency. California has got the biggest chunk of its greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles of any state. NARRATOR: But technology alone isn't enough. Poverty and jobs are a big issue. And how it makes you feel is altogether something else. It's the biggest car market in the U.S.A., and one of its biggest selling models is the S.U.V. Personally, I would absolutely, today, change my windows and do anything necessary to make it better here. NARRATOR: But now, Arnold Schwarzenegger is responsible for one of the most visionary—some might say radical—environmental programs in the world, aimed at reversing climate change. It means he should hit his 15 percent efficiency target by 2020, though at a price. This is the north side of my solar panel system. Right now, California gets 12 percent of its power from renewables. In the past, efficiency has been a safe investment, with a guaranteed payback. There are probably 30 or 40 percent improvements you could do just right here. As far as I look at it, I think this is the new dot-com, green jobs. So, here, the governor is acting at his boldest. NARRATOR: This friendly competition isn't just socially responsible, it's money in their pockets. NARRATOR: Cars are politically sensitive territory, so, here, Schwarzenegger is talking the language of caution. You can take that to the bank. VAN JONES (Green for All) : This is Richmond, California. Today, there are over 24 million of them on the road. Federal tax credits do exist, but the extra cost discourages many people. STEVEN CHU: As long as the lawyers and the lobbyists are part of this, progress isn't going to be made. NARRATOR: The current economic climate puts this issue in stark relief. Cost. NARRATOR: And this is where the governor's hopes for making savings in the residential sector may prove difficult. That's not what they are to most people. Because one thing becomes clear when you see what Begley and Nye have done... ED BEGLEY: I just do everything I can, that I can afford, and that's what I do. Check with your doctor if you have any preexisting medical conditions, are pregnant, or are nursing. Let's use high-speed rail. Thank you very much. I mean, I get over 45 miles to the gallon, it's a great car. I had been out of work for about three months, and I felt, at the time, I needed to get an edge and try to rejoin the workforce. DANIEL KAMMEN: California and nuclear power have a very complicated relationship, starting with the fact that it's just plain illegal to build nuclear here. NARRATOR: On NOVA's Energy Web site, follow one of our staff members as she tries to reduce her own energy use. CAL WORTHINGTON (The Worthington Dealership Group) : How about a used S.U.V.? You see that it's very thin, it's flexible and you're creating electricity. But over the next 12 years, the governor plans to subsidize efficiency improvements for almost every low-income household in California, at a cost of some $4 billion. NARRATOR: For now. Nova Energy is a New Zealand owned-and operated energy retailer, servicing homes and businesses across the country. It’s all of this and more. Clearly, Nova is not simply an energy booster but a low-calorie functional energy drink, composed solely from certified organic ingredients without containing any added (coffee based) caffeine and refined sugars, nor artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. Nova Energy Drink L.L.C.-Optimize Your Day Responsibly: Nova Energy Drink is for adults 18 years or older. And the majority of people in this state are people of color, low-income people, working people, who, right now, don't feel a part of this. But they can't afford it. Forty-five percent of the state's electricity comes from natural gas, but natural gas still emits CO 2 —about half as much as coal. This Lab investigates what energy is, how it can be converted into useful forms, and why some sources are running low. Even just down the road, in Silicon Valley, Google has already invested in solar to power its large campus and save money on electric bills. It's just in our heritage, wanting a big car. Sixteen percent of California's electricity now comes from coal. REPORTER 1: Minutes after the power went out in Aliso Viejo there was the sound of screeching tires and crumpled cars. It means the first 30, 40 miles of your drive can be on electricity. Thank you. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: California, even though a little tiny spot on the globe, barely can find it, but the power of influence that we have over the rest of the world is an equivalent of a whole continent. But to hit the long-term 2050 goal of an 80 percent reduction in CO 2 emissions, the amount spent on subsidies will be much greater, unless a revolution can come from a place like this: California's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: I don't think that the rest of the country has time to wait and to see if we are successful. That would bring emissions back to levels not seen since the early 20th century. This hybrid, the Prius, averages 50 and emits 35 percent less CO 2 than a similar-sized car. But then again, if clean technologies take off, there might be a boom in windmills or renewables, so I don't think it's a zero-sum game. I can speak for myself. NARRATOR: So great is the fear of the future for Jim and Myra, who have lived in California for decades, that they are contemplating leaving the state. These targets, most scientists say, must be met by the entire world, to avoid the worst effects of global warming. Nova Energy Drink L.L.C.-Optimize Your Day Responsibly: Nova Energy Drink is for adults 18 years or older. But here's the real lesson of California, we must continue to provide the prosperity for our people in a lifestyle that Americans have come to expect. The reason is that, like all fossil fuels, coal consists of hydrocarbons, long chains of hydrogen and carbon atoms. Ed's got six. Innovations like these, ultimately, will reduce CO 2 emissions and costs. So, for the time being, there's a ban on building new reactors in this state, at least until the federal government approves a permanent storage site for nuclear waste. Here's how solar can produce power plant levels of energy: called "solar thermal," huge tracts of mirrors focus the Sun's rays on tubes of moving oil, to make steam. Still, the governor has high hopes for renewables. NARRATOR: But will they be interested if new technologies can bring the cost down? For the last 10 years, California has been parched by drought and seared by forest fires. JIM MALKIEWICZ (Wickline Bedding Company) : My father's been in the business for 50 years. To many, it is a religion. There is ways of going where we can revisit it. There is no doubt about it. As a result, these panels aren't as cheap as they could be. But the only thing is, when it comes to building the transmission lines to get it on the grid, no." The governor starts with one massive advantage: the people of California themselves, people like Ed Begley, Jr. ED BEGLEY, JR. (Actor) : I'm going to go to the grocery store on my hybrid-electric bike. STEVEN CHU: The wonderful thing about California is that the entire state is engaged on the climate change problem. MAN: There was flames 100-foot high, blowing across the road both directions. CHUCK DEVORE: Nuclear power produces the most amount of electricity for the smallest amount of global greenhouse gas emissions of any form of energy. In fact, the Todd Corporation has been one of New Zealand’s leading energy explorers and producers for around 60 years. WILLIE MAE PAYNE: People like me, living in older homes and neighborhoods like this, would love to do better for themselves. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: Let me tell you something. CAROLYN COQUILLETTE: Basically, if you can do most of your trips within those short distances and you can recharge between trips, you might not have to use any gasoline at all; I mean indefinitely. NARRATOR: But whatever the solution, whatever the mix of nuclear, natural gas and renewables California winds up with, one thing is virtually certain, electricity will cost more than it does now. CAROLYN COQUILLETTE: We wanted to use the hybrid car as the inspiration for the actual business itself. I looked over there, I stopped my car, and I said, "I got to have this car.". Achieving efficiencies in homes and buildings seems more attainable, but only with huge up-front costs and subsidies. 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