Carbon Nation

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Carbon Nation
Carbon Nation.jpg
Directed byPeter Byck
Produced byPeter Byck
Artemis Joukowsky
Craig Sieben
Chrisna Van Zyl
Karen Weigert
StarringR. James Woolsey
Richard Branson
Denis Hayes
Van Jones
Lester R. Brown
Ralph Cavanagh
Bob Fox
Thomas Friedman
Eban Goodstein
Gary Hirshberg
Sadhu Aufochs Johnston
Amory B. Lovins
Joel Makower
Edward Mazria
Arthur H. Rosenfeld
John Rowe (CEO) Exelon
Narrated byBill Kurtis
Music byRobert Hawes
Matt Heck
Edited byPeter Byck
Patrick Coleman Duncan
Earth School Education Foundation
Release date
  • October 22, 2010 (2010-10-22) (Tallgrass)
  • February 11, 2011 (2011-02-11) (United States)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States

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).

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.[1]

Among those interviewed are Richard Branson, former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, Earth Day founder Denis Hayes and environmental advocate Van Jones.[2]

Much of the content of the film consists of interviews, some are listed above. The list of interviewees also includes[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Carbon Nation". The Nature Conservancy. May 6, 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  2. ^ Gary Goldstein (February 17, 2011). "Movie review: 'Carbon Nation'". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Cast list on IMDb
  4. ^

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