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For centuries, humans have relied on fossil fuels to power our world. Oil and gas are hydrocarbons that have helped fuel our modern way of living, but burning them has a devastating impact on the natural world.

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Which new technology will take off as the standard for the car of the future? With Tom and Ray, we learn that hydrogen fuel cells are the touchstone of zero emissions, since all the waste they produce is water vapor. But they require a new infrastructure for tanking up with hydrogen gas, which, as Tom and Ray note with a nod to the notorious Hindenburg zeppelin accident, is highly flammable.

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This BTN special looks at the future of transport. We find out more about electric cars, take a ride on a train that travels at super-high speeds and check out what the cars of the future might look like.

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The fuel that we are putting into our planes, trains, and automobiles today won’t be the fuel that we use in the future. Dr Rob takes a look some alternatives like turning plant waste into ethanol, algae that's helping to make bio-diesel, hydrogen and electricity.

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With extraordinary access to their car manufacturing plant in Sweden, Volvos environmental experts show how life cycle assessment has enabled them to reduce the carbon footprint of their products.

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This site was evaluated for the purposes of this assignment using the CRAAP criteria: What is Carbon Capture and Storage? | Climate Council. See the annotated evaluation, below.