Power to the People

If you missed the Four Corners feature on the state of renewable energy, we highly recommend checking it out:

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2014/07/07/4038488.htm

Here’s an overview…

Newspapers, telecommunications and the entertainment industry have all felt the chill winds of change brought on by new technology. Now science is revolutionising power generation. Technology is making alternative sources of energy cheaper, more user-friendly and, crucially, it’s decentralising production to the rooftops of homes and commercial buildings across Australia.

Reporter Stephen Long documents the revolution in power generation taking place across the globe. He travels to California, where successive governments have legislated to have one third of the state’s power come from renewable sources.

He meets the Australian entrepreneur who left home to create a multi-million-dollar solar company in the US.

Stephen also visits a massive solar farm that not only takes energy from the sun, but can also store it in a massive salt crystal tower. In time, the farm will power the bright lights of Las Vegas.

Shown on ABC television on Monday 7th July 2014

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