Episode 407: Fuel Cell Power

Original Airdate: 
Monday, November 12, 2012 - Sunday, November 18, 2012
Next Airdate: 
Monday, July 15, 2013 - Sunday, July 21, 2013

Alternative energy, new sources for biofuel, and a community's program to save energy. That's what is in store in this episode! We hear a lot about new kinds of clean energy being developed for cars and power plants of the future. Well, Adam found that the future is now! He makes a visit to the Fuel Cell Energy plant in Torrington, CT, to see what it's all about.

Then hazelnuts as a new wonder nut? That's what researchers at the University of Nebraska and Arbor Day Farms believe. They put together a consortium with Oregon State and Rutgers Universities to develop an oil-rich, drought and disease resistant hazelnut that they believe can be a better source for bio-fuel than soybeans and corn! Reporter Anna Ripa visited UN in Lincoln and Arbor Day Farms in Nebraska City, Nebraska to find out more.

Being a good neighbor has always been an American tradition. But we found a community in Connecticut that has taken it a step further. The got a grant to develop the Neighbor 2 Neighbor Energy Challenge to help green up their city. Young college students or recent grads visit homes to check out their energy efficiency and help make improvements that will save energy...and put money in their pockets! Jordan goes along with them on one home visit.