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The Future of Energy

2015, Environment  -   23 Comments
Ratings: 6.18/10 from 146 users.

In the opening moments of the inspiring new documentary titled The Future of Energy, we're provided a guided tour through Greensburg, Kansas, a seemingly typical Midwestern town with a population of just under a thousand. In 2007, a fierce tornado struck the town and annihilated the vast majority of its buildings and infrastructure. Undaunted, the community decided to rebuild by harnessing the same power that was once the cause of its destruction: wind. Today, Greensburg is entirely operated on 100% renewable wind energy. Their shining example sets the stage for the remainder of the film, which urges the necessity for similar progressive actions in every city across the globe.

There are few issues more pressing in our modern society than that of energy. Currently, the majority of the world's energy is produced through the burning of fossil fuels, a process which has proven detrimental to the health and safety of our planet and all of its inhabitants. In addition to the ramifications related to climate change, our unsustainable energy habits place great burdens upon the world's economies, which contribute to the financial instability of families throughout the world.

The answer, according to the myriad of experts represented in the film, is the powerful clean energy trio of wind, water and solar. According to researchers, renewable energies could power the entire globe by the year 2050. The technologies are right at our fingertips. All we seem to lack is the social and political willpower to make widespread renewable energies our reality.

Energy independence is only possible when communities break away from a system which continues to rely upon outdated and pollution-inducing technologies. The Future of Energy take us on a journey to discover how this has been made possible in regions throughout the United States, as citizens have joined together to outfit their homes and businesses with solar panels and a multitude of additional clean energy conductors. With infectious enthusiasm, The Future of Energy shines a spotlight on the many everyday figures that stand at the forefront of the clean energy revolution, and shows us that the capacity for positive change in the world begins with the individual.

Directed by: Brett Mazurek

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5 years ago

I just found this documentary out of pure curiosity. I haven't pressed the play button because I went straight to the comments, it feels good that everyday more and more people are in search of a better future for us and our mother Earth. I do strongly believe that we have the unlimited free energy alternative this day, at this moment. One of the greatest minds of our time, Nikola Tesla, was stating this as a fact and has propably offered fundamental work (if not the solution) for this issue. What happened to all his documented work? I think the bankers have gained too much control, and I think if we don't act soon, the curent enslaving system is about to become a lot worse. #freetheenergy

6 years ago

why is this video private ? please make it for public

JC Tripp
7 years ago

He said it far more clearly than I. Smart kid.

JC Tripp
7 years ago

The most inspiring moment was when the kids were talking. They are so wise and it's their future we're creating. The one boy's statement that if you do something wrong, but you don't know it's wrong. But if you know it's wrong and continue doing it was brilliant. We know we are destroying the systems that maintain a stable climate, thus life. Either we change or we're history. Shouldn't be that difficult a choice.

Nikhil Danak
7 years ago

I have commented on “God and The Scientist” just few minutes
before. Now this film brings dimension of GOD in creative (KARMA) action, the strength
of human itself prove the power of nature and its pragmatic optimization gives
an amazing source of energy for whole humanity in the most democratize fashion.
Worship of Sun & Fire we have been witnessed since ancient time, however
invention of human brain compel us to accept Nature as GOD! And when I heard
Joanna Macy, Eco-Philosopher; I stayed in awe-feeling about her wisdom of society
with such a beautiful transformation. I am certainly in for this cause to give inspiring
world to our children that bring quality of life for tomorrow. From Management
Leaders to Engineering Experts to Effective Accountants to Legitimate Lawyers
will have to change their standards of practicing in near future. The rule
books are dramatically redrafted with new code of implementation. World is
shifting from fossil fuel burning to renewable energy for sure. Divestment is
the priority for smart investor to get maximum ROI. It’s worth watching even
for Business Entrepreneurs too…

Rita Doucet
8 years ago

A basic root problem:
I use my foot mobile (walk) all the time, I stand at bus stops awaiting my ride, what do I breathe in while I'm waiting there on the street?
I stopped smoking for a year and had to go back to it BECAUSE my chest was hurting and I had no means to expel the junk that I was breathing in (emissions from vehicles on the street) I didn't have the smokers cough which expelled all of this through phlegm.

Vehicles are your protection from this polluted air.

8 years ago

So... we see a mountain, and bring it down to rubble, chopping down forests to make roads. Then we flush it with millions of gallons of toxic chemicals that get into the water table to extract a few pounds of metal. Then we ship that metal across the world at least three times to turn it into solar panels and batteries... TO SAVE THE PLANET.

8 years ago

honestly the music is so bad in this video i cant even watch it, listen to the intro music for Elon Musk on his announcement for Tesla Energy, its like bad ass rock music, either make good score music or just keep that corny music out, i would have actually liked to watch the whole video

Jason West
8 years ago

"Carbon emissions are the direct cause of climate change." Disingenuous, completely unproven claim. It isn't science until it is and the scientific method hasn't proven anything re: hydrofluorocarbons/greenhouse gases causing climate change.

Christian Tintin Johansson
8 years ago

In Sweden the government wants to tax solar energy.. Why tax solar energy? Does someone own it and is it bad for the enviroment in some way? Don´t think so! Everything is about money and power.

8 years ago

LOVE this video. I wish I made it! Still, I'm going to look for ways to get involved. Congratulations to the producers, crew and supporters of this video and the movement it documents.