Guided by Rolling Stone reporter Jeff Goodell, DIRTY BUSINESS reveals the true social and environmental costs of coal power and tells the stories of innovators who are pointing the way to a renewable energy future.

In the digital age, half of our electricity still comes from coal. The film examines what it means to remain dependent on a 19th century technology that is the largest single source of greenhouse gases. Can coal really be made clean? Can renewables be produced on a scale large enough to replace coal? The film seeks answers in a series of stories shot in China, Saskatchewan, Kansas, West Virginia, Nevada and New York. The film features amongst others: Robert Kennedy Jr., Bill McKibben, Dr. James Hansen, Myron Ebell, Don Blankenship, Joe Lovett, Maria Gunnoe, Dr. Vaclav Smil and Dr. Julio Friedmann.

There are two versions of this program on the same DVD: 90 and 60 minutes
SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Directed by Peter Bull
Produced by Center for Investigative Reporting
Executive Producers: Robert J. Rosenthal & Christa Scharfenburg

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"The best and most comprehensive look at global dependence on coal, and explores some promising alternatives..."
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