Biotechnology, Climate change, Deforestation/forests, Economics, Energy, Greenhouse effect, Industry
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Bangladesh, Malawi, United kingdom
In our final programme, we take a look at bright ideas that could cut fossil fuel use in the future.
In Comilla district, Bangladesh, villages only reachable by boat are now getting electricity, thanks to solar home systems designed and built in the country for local needs. County Durham, in the UK was at the heart of coal mining country. With most of the pits closed, a village school is now blazing a trail in energy production once again, by making it's own power and becoming an exporter of electricity to the national grid. Malawi, where the demand for charcoal and wood for cooking is causing widespread deforestation, a new super efficient design of stove is taking off, halving fuel wood consumption. In Barnsley, in the UK, biomass is making a comeback as high efficiency woodchip boilers, burning wood from renewable sources, are being adopted by the council for heating tower blocks.
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