Ecopolis: Road to the Future

Below is some general information on the video we saw in class, Ecopolis: Road to the Future

As you remember, four technologies were examined and judged by Dan Kammen, of the University of California, Berkeley, who has served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.


The technologies:


1.    M. Glen Kertz: Biologist. He is developing a bioreactor that oil-containing alge.

2.    Daniel O’Connell: Fuel cell projects at General Motors. He is developing a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

3.    Athena Ballesteros: E-jeepney. She is affiliated with Greenpeace; developing an electrically-powered jeepney in Manila, Philippines. The man she works with, who designed the e-jeepney, is Robert Puckett, head of the Solar Electric Company.

4.    Ann Dowling: University of Cambridge; she is developing the blended wing, a near silent plane for commercial-airline travel. Hers is a joint project between the U of Cambridge and MIT.


Here is the way to cite this video on your works cited page:


“Ecopolis: Road to the Future.” Ecopolis: City of the Future. Discovery Science. 10 Jan. 2009.