Die 4. Revolution: Energie Autonomie [The 4th Revolution: Energy Autonomy]

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Fechner, Carl-A. Die 4. Revolution: Energie Autonomie [The 4th Revolution: Energy Autonomy]. Immendingen: fechner MEDIA, 2010. HD, 83 min. https://youtu.be/15S-Pz3s3Rg.

Die 4. Revolution: Energie Autonomie develops the compelling vision of a global community whose energy supply is fed by 100 percent renewable energy sources. It visualizes a global restructuring in which power relationships are decentralized and capital is more equitably distributed. On the one hand are the corporations, which hang on to the privilege they enjoy over the distribution and use of the energy supply. On the other are the inventors, politicians and visionaries; people who dream of an independent, decentralized and highly technical energy production – and they have long since developed it. Politicians, activists, scientists, mid-wives who come from the most diverse backgrounds and set the most varying of goals and positions in the battle to provide the energy supply for tomorrow. They represent hope for the two billion in the world who do not have access to electricity, but also offer hope to those in the Northern Hemisphere who increasingly suffer from a seemingly unteachable fossil-energy-based economy. The  protagonists encourage people to become active themselves and not give up in the face of the power whose interests must be taken to task. The transformation of the world as we know it begins with each person. (Source: Official Film Website)

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Further readings: 
  • Artz, Sophie. “Solar Energy.” Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library, 2014.
  • Droege, Peter. 100% Renewable: Energy Autonomy in Action. London: Earthscan, 2009.
  • Madureira, Nuno Luís. "Energy Transitions." Environment & Society Portal, Curated Collections, 2016.
  • Mondal, Md. Alam Hossain, and A. K. M. Sadrul Islam. "Potential and Viability of Grid-Connected Solar PV System in Bangladesh". Renewable Energy 36, no. 6 (2011): 1869–74.
  • Scheer, Hermann. Energy Autonomy: The Economic, Social and Technological Case for Renewable Energy. London: Earthscan, 2007.