Friday, March 11, 2016

Powering the Future - The Energy Revolution

Today on Far Future Horizons we explore the future of Alternative Energy with the first episode of a four part documentary series entitled “Powering the Future” hosted by M. Sanjayan.

M. Sanjayan Powering the Future

In this first installment, M. Sanjayan, explores the beginnings of a shift in energy use that will change the world. Whether for national security, the economy, or the health of our planet, there are as many drivers for change as there are technologies vying for a top spot. The hope is for a silver bullet to solve the problem all at once; the reality is that mankind is looking at the next industrial revolution, requiring the greatest minds and all the creativity we can harness. This episode looks at cutting edge technologies that could allow us to break our dependence on fossil fuels.

Powering the Future is a four-part documentary series forecasting the world of energy in the not-too-distant future. We address the Earth's energy challenge from every angle, and cut through the noise by establishing a simple target: a clean, limitless, and secure energy supply by the middle of this century. Powering the Future puts energy on the national stage with programming that builds to the inescapable logical conclusion we must act now to safe guard our energy future .

This series follows the search for a single, clean energy source that will eliminate society's need for fossil fuels. Dr. M. Sanjayan, lead scientist at The Nature Conservancy, looks at how the abundance of the planet's energy fuels every aspect of life on Earth. From wind, water, the sun, volcanoes, and hurricanes, to the smallest cells to the tallest trees, Earth has the natural energy to power the planet, but humans are not using it. What can humans learn from the creation of the natural world that will help create energy? The program examines promising technologies in the fields of synthetic biology and geoengineering. 

Powering the Future is available on DVD from the Discovery Channel's Online Store

Powering the Future Episode One - The Energy Revolution
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