Energy

The most moving films about renewables, the energy transition and the old energy sources oil, coal and nuclear power.

All needs energy. Energy is one of the most central questions on the path to a sustainable planet. Over 90 percent of energy used today still originates from coal, gas, oil and nuclear energy. These conventional energy sources is not able to satisfy the world population’s energy demand, without seriously threatening the planetary ecosystem. The production and consumption of these energy sources do not only increase the greenhouse gas emissions and fuel global warming, but also lead to the destruction of massive natural landscapes, corruption, armed conflicts and radioactive contamination.

There are already numerous alternatives at hand and currently we are faced with the decision to radically revolutionize the means with which we power our societies. Wind, solar, biomass and water energy will lead to a more decentralized energy system, more energy democracy, better life quality and a more sustainable relationship to our most habitat.

When it comes to managing a sustainable relationship to energy, we need changes to happen from the grassroots to a global scale. It's one of the greatest challenges of the century!

The additional costs for renewable energies of today are the avoided environmental damages of and the lower energy cost of tomorrow. We stand before the biggest economic structural change since the beginning of the industrial age. - Hermann Scheer 2004

Our Film Tips

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A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

A classic on the subject of peak oil, which tests the resistance of all central life domains against the depletion of the oil reserves. Not for the faint hearted!
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The Power of Community

This movie presents how Cuba managed to reduce its CO2 emissions by half and how most of Havana’s vegetables grow inside the city limits.
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A Road Not Taken

Two artists follow the path to the solar cells, which have been installed on the White House in the 70’s. A creative and surprising introspection of what has been missed out on.
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Into Eternity

Like something out of science-fiction, "Into Eternity" shows what excessive demand of nuclear technology requires of humanity : the challenge to keep radioactive material far from all living things and safe from any geological processes for more than 100,000 years.
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Gasland

In May 2008, filmmaker and director Josh Fox, was offered $ 100.000 to consent to the drilling of gas wells in his backyard... This resulted in a shaky, globally-impacting, Oscar-nominated film about the horrendous repercussions of fracking.
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Gasland Part II

After a series of hostile rebuttals from the fracking industry, including anti-Gasland films, Josh Fox released the second part of his film. This part shows the corrupt ties between politicians, government agencies and the global geopolitical strategy behind fracking.
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Power to Change

Power to Change shows the inspirational stories of energy rebels in every social strata. The energy transition from the bottom up, the fight for electricity and the biggest interrelations on the global stage. This is the second film from the director of The 4th Revolution.
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Die 4. Revolution - Energy Autonomy

A classic on the subject of energy transition. This film recounts Hermann Scheer's legacy. He was one of Europe's most remarkable solar pioneers. Extremely interesting, powerful pictures and sound portray the worldwide democratization of energy.

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Abenteuer Wissen - Kernenergie Teil 1

Abenteuer Wissen - Kernenergie Teil 1

Abenteuer Wissen - Kernenergie Teil 2

Abenteuer Wissen - Kernenergie Teil 2

Abenteuer Wissen - Kernenergie Teil 3

Abenteuer Wissen - Kernenergie Teil 3

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Abenteuer Wissen - Kernenergie Teil 4

Years of Living Dangerously - Bringing Power to Villages

Years of Living Dangerously - Bringing Power to Villages

Green World Rising

Green World Rising

Green World Rising - Carbon

Green World Rising - Carbon

The Truth about Solar

The Truth about Solar

Women of Fukushima

Women of Fukushima

The Animals Save the Planet - Polar Bears Overheating

The Animals Save the Planet - Polar Bears Overheating

Atomkraft - Unsichtbare Gefahr?

Atomkraft - Unsichtbare Gefahr?

Strom aus dem Meer

Strom aus dem Meer

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