Wednesday, March 23, 2011
“Energy autonomy – the 4th revolution”
Energy autonomy – watch out for the 4th revolution!
Posted on 07/03/2010 by Florian
Energy entirely from renewable sources, accessible to everyone, affordable and clean. Utopia? Not quite, as Carl A. Fechner’s documentary “Energy autonomy – the 4th revolution” shows. A visionary film, arguing that through energy autonomy we can positively influence the balance of power and distribute capital more equitably -we need only do it. This is not a distant dream anymore, but rapidly becoming reality, as Fechner demonstrates presenting practical examples, exemplary projects and the daily work of “green” champions around the globe. Get to know the world’s most energy-efficient office building in Germany, for example. A building that produces more energy than it consumes. Learn how renewable energies secure the existence of families in Mali and Bangladesh or how alternative energy concepts have already started to revolutionize the car industry and encourage new ways of mobility.
After the agricultural, industrial and information revolutions, here it comes, the fourth, the energy revolution.
It took four years to produce this documentary, with features celebrities, top managers, African mothers, bankers and ambitious activists around the world. “The current energy system is on the ropes”, says Hermann Scheer, chairman of the World Renewable Energy Forum, winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize, and member of German parliament. “A new system of energy autonomy is just about to break through. It will make energy independent”. High time for the economy to get prepared, Scheer warns, as the world is “facing the greatest structural changes in the economy since the beginning of the industrial age”. After the agricultural, industrial and information revolutions, here it comes, the fourth, the energy revolution.