Appeared in These Episodes:

More than a century ago, Thomas Edison attempted to steer the US toward electric cars. Several factors intervened to allow internal combustion to become the engine of the 20th century, including World War I and possible sabotage by petroleum interests. Automotive historian Marc Rauch and Yossie Hollander of the Fuel Freedom Foundation join Edwin to examine the past, present, and possible future of electric cars, and what they can—and cannot—solve.

Green living and ecopolitics bring us a future full of dreams and nightmares. Wind turbines and electric cars; new nuclear plant designs, hydrogen, alt fuels, geothermal, and ethanol versus natural gas, petroleum, and coal: each has its benefits and drawbacks as well as its advocates and detractors—generally based on money and politics. Fuel Freedom Foundation chairman Yossie Hollander and alt-energy expert Marc J. Rauch join Edwin Black, author of the award-winning Internal Combustion: How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Derailed the Alternatives.