Host award-winning geoscientist, Richard Alley provides an eye-opening look at some of the world's most important case studies in smart energy. Alley travels to Spain and Morocco where large-scale solar farms and individual photovoltaic panels atop tents in the Sahara are beginning to bring the vast potential of the sun down to Earth. In Brazil, abundant natural resources are transformed into efficient, sustainable biofuel, making Brazil the only nation whose cars could keep running if all gasoline were to vanish. In Denmark, and West Texas, citizens have taken sustainability into their own hands by becoming stakeholders in wind turbines. And in China, he explores multiple sustainable energy technologies, including exclusive footage from GreenGen, the world's most advanced low-carbon emissions power generation plant. Part One Earth: The Operators’ Manual.