Arlington, Va. – June 20, 2011 – PBS Distribution today announced it is releasing Nova: Power Surge: Are We Finally on the Brink of a clean Energy Revolution? on DVD, examining if emerging technology can defeat global warming. Focusing on the latest and greatest innovations, as well as familiar technologies such as coal and nuclear energy, NOVA asks: "Can our technology, which helped create this problem, now solve it?" This program will be available on DVD beginning July 12, 2011. The DVD has a running time of 60 minutes and a suggested retail price of $24.99. The dealer order cut-off date is June 14, 2011.
The United States has invested tens of billions of dollars in clean energy projects as our leaders try to save our crumbling economy and our poisoned planet in a single bold, green stroke. Are we finally on the brink of a green energy power surge, or is it all a case of too little, too late? From solar panel factories in China and a carbon capture and storage facility in the Sahara desert, to massive wind and solar installations in the United States, NOVA travels the globe to reveal the surprising technologies that just might turn back the clock on climate change. This program focuses on new innovations, including everything from artificial trees to green reboots, as well as familiar technologies.
Now in its 38th season, NOVA is the most-watched primetime science series on American television, reaching more than four million viewers weekly. NOVA also is distributed in over one hundred and sixty countries world wide in twenty-seven languages. NOVA has received twenty-eight Emmy awards and other prestigious awards for science television including numerous Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and CINE Golden Eagle awards.
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PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally. Jointly owned by PBS (Arlington, VA) and WGBH (Boston, MA), PBS Distribution extends the reach of public television programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system and our production partners. PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns's films (The National Parks, The War, Baseball, Jazz, The Civil War), documentaries from award-winning series NOVA (The Elegant Universe, Origins, The Miracle of Life), FRONTLINE (Bush's War, Growing Up Online), and American Experience (We Shall Remain, Jonestown, New York), dramas from Masterpiece (Jane Eyre, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries), films from independent producers (Latin Music USA, The Botany of Desire, The Story of India, Journey into Buddhism, I.O.U.S.A.), and popular children's programming from Dinosaur Train, Super Why!, WordGirl, Cyberchase, Martha Speaks, Caillou and Arthur.