ABOUT THE SHOW
CNBC will broadcast a one-hour special, "Beyond the Barrel: The Race to Fuel the Future," anchored by CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla. The one-hour program will showcase the bottled promises ready to be unleashed from the Middle East, South America, Asia and here at home. This CNBC original production will introduce viewers to more than a dozen potential game changing innovations to power our planet. “Beyond the Barrel: The Race to Fuel the Future” will also take a critical look at why we are still years away from putting these ideas into practice.
CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will cover this story from across the globe:
- CNBC’s Jane Wells will look at parts of the American west where new solar towns are popping up all over the map.
- CNBC’s Brian Shactman travels to Bolivia to report on the Country’s untapped reserves that can be used for new battery technology and change the way we use energy forever.
- NBC’s Adrienne Mong reports from China, a country accused of being a serial polluter. But at the same time, China's green-tech industry is catching up with the world's traditional leaders very quickly as they mass-produce the equipment and materials needed to create new forms of energy.