Has Jack Bauer found yet another new way to "save the world"? Fox announced on Sunday that
24 will strive to become the first television production ever to save enough energy and reduce enough carbon emissions over the course of a season to render its entire season finale "carbon neutral." The steps the drama will be taking include:
" he introduction of biodiesel fuels to power generators and production vehicles
" the use of "green power" (that is, from wind, water or solar) to run onstage production activities
" the introduction of hybrid vehicles into the production fleet
" a series of PSAs starring Kiefer Sutherland and other cast members
" when appropriate, the incorporation of global-warming and carbon-emissions reduction issues into story lines (e.g., Jack shouting, "Drop it! The key to your Hummer, that is!").
All told, they're pretty much stopping short of placing nickel deposits on bullet casings and putting Jack in a Prius. (Because who really wants a car chase to top out at 70 mph?)