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The Future of Energy

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This film journeys across America to shine a light on the communities and individuals who are at the forefront of the clean energy revolution, taking practical steps to transition from fossil fuels to renewable power...Solar, wind and water could power the planet by the year 2050, according to experts in the film, substantially reducing carbon emissions. What's needed is the social and political willpower to make the change on a large scale...Two model towns are highlighted for their exemplary steps towards clean energy: Greensburg, Kansas, and Lancaster, California...After a devastating tornado in 2007, the town of Greensburg decided to rebuild and "go green"with 100% renewables, harnessing the very energy that destroyed them by building wind turbines. A local politician admits that many residents were skeptical at first, but soon realized "It’s common sense.”..The city of Lancaster set a goal to become the nation’s first "net zero"community, and now runs on solar power with panels installed on practically every rooftop available and even new structures. The mayor notes the economics of renewables are a "no-brainer" as they’ve offset many energy costs...The film also highlights the broader citizen movements for clean energy, showcasing especially how the youth of today are helping to lead the change...The Future of Energy illustrates that renewable power on a large scale is not just a dream, but rather a viable option already being implemented by many communities, cities and businesses. The examples and solutions highlighted are designed to inspire others to consider adopting clean, renewable power as a smart choice with substantial economic, public health and environmental benefits.
Release Date
2015
Run Time
0 min.
Language
In English
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  • Title from title frames.
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Published
The Video Project, 2015.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017.
Recording Info
Originally produced by The Video Project in 2015.
Publisher no.
1302075 Kanopy
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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