How green energy will change our future - Docu

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How will green energy change our future? What will our future look like with green energy? The growth of green energy goes together with change. Our future will not only include green energy, but our future will also be shaped by it.

What will the future sustainable world look like? That is the big question, now that the global transition towards sustainable energy is gaining momentum. For the growth of sustainable energy involves a lot more changes than just the color of the power supplied to our homes. How will we build, how will our mobility be impacted, and will energy, one day, be free? Just like the Internet turned out to have an unforeseen influence on all kinds of industries, from music to taxi businesses, the transition towards sustainable energy will also rise beyond the energy sector. And with a much wider impact than is now assumed. But we know surprisingly little about what that world will look like, and how the people in it will live, work and move around. Expectations are that, by the 2050s, two-thirds of the electricity generated globally will be sustainable.

The Netherlands is ambitious too. But what kind of world are we heading for, really, with all these sustainable measures? In partial areas, the future is clear: a massive stop to the use of gas, lots of windmills and solar panels, and perhaps a self-driving car outside. But, for now, there is no wider vision of what the sustainable new world will look like. What will the world be like once energy has become practically free? What will the impact of the transition towards sustainable energy be on the balance of power in the world?

A journey along places where the sustainable future is already (nearly) visible. In China, for example, old collapsed coal mines are given a new destination as solar parks. In Denmark, the power plants of the future also serve as skiing slopes. And in Malmö, Sweden, new leases are signed with green fingers.

Original title: Voorbij de groene horizon

With: Bjarke Ingels (architect, BIG Copenhagen), Peggy Liu (green pioneer JUCCCE Shanghai) and Varun Sivaram (author 'Taming the Sun' and expert clean energy technology Council on Foreign Relations in Washington DC).
Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2018.
© VPRO Backlight October 2018

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Director: Martijn Kieft
Research:William de Bruijn
Camera: Jacko van´t Hof, Hans Bouma, Remco Bikkers
Sound: Cloud Wang, Mark Witte, Dennis Kersten
Fixer China: Liyan Ma
Edit: Michiel Hazebroek, Jeroen van den Berk
Online Editor: Sanne Stevens
Production: Jeroen Beumer
Commissioning Editors: Marije Meerman, Doke Romeijn

English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson.
French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.

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@ It's the latest movie produced by Michael Moore. To say it's eye
opening is the understatement of the century.

Author — D T


“No force can stop an idea whose time has come”. Instead of these old orders trying to come up with better sustainable energies, they’re spending money, labor and time fighting the inevitable

Author — Sham-Uun Amarru Hassan


This channel is incredible. Dear Netherlands, thank you for putting such excellent content into the world.

Author — The Daily Conversation


who wants to live in an apartment block like a battery hen? I love having my own garden.

Author — Bob Eden


" Energy independence is economic security, food security and even national security. " Well said! The children of the future will not know war. They will know peace instead and hopefully they will also thank us for our efforts to create that future. Haha! The ski slope on the old energy plant is brilliant! 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️💖🌧🌧🌧🌍🌎🌏🌧🌧🌧💖🧘‍♂️🧘‍♀️

Author — Dee Love


29:00 bikes for rent for almost nothing !

Author — Xyz Same


This is a no brainier, and decentralization is the key. That is the very thing loathed by the current titans of dirty energy.

Author — Anonymous Hippopotamus


about Trump and solar panels on the white house roof 19:00, I bet he doesn't know they even exist

Author — anas qaisi


China giving with one hand, taking away with the other. As of 2019... China 1, 000 gigawatts of existing coal capacity, China has 121 gigawatts of coal plants under construction, which is more than is being built in the rest of the world combined. China was the country with the highest installed capacity of coal power plants, amounting to over 973, 000 megawatts.

In 2017, there were 359 coal-powered units at the electrical utilities across the US, with a total nominal capacity of 256 GW. U.S. power companies expect to retire or convert from coal to gas over 10, 600 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired plants in 2019 after shutting over 13, 000 MW in 2018, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and Thomson Reuters data.

Author — sy2532


Some talks missed subtitle 😢 By the ways I adorably proud of your work, Thanks but dont become lazy as we are. VPro teaching us Valuable Principles for our future.

Author — Mohamed Abdinur Hassan


yey We have a chance of surviving I just need to convince mom :)

Author — Just another fan


This is absolutely amazing and it is a no brainer, btw decentralized energy across world wow🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑

Author — Moses Jonson


I wish America was doing more of the same America is failing in technology and renewable resources all to please the oil industry

Author — Raymond Bradford


Great video thanks: I just want to say that the best sustainable system in the world is called TERRICOLA 1 or the TR1, works 24hours daily 365 days of the years, but the inventor was sent to prison and now live in the forest very poor and his 3 financial supporter, 2 were killed and 1 was warned by Austrian politician, and he walked away. The inventor was chained from top to bottom, but they never found the USB-HD. The TR1 required 50kw and delivery 5000kw direct and 5000kw indirect and 3000kw shock wave. This system broke all the laws known up today.



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Author — Kate Wolf


Wonderful documentary! Thanks you again... You guys are amazing!

Author — Karim Naufal


Wonderful and imagination filled approach - with harm to none!

Author — WonderMagician


The top-down CCP approach invites many wasteful projects like the dozens of empty cities.

Author — Aji Sabaki


"we need a bigger battery" UM.... THE PLANET IS COVERED IN WATERR -.-

Author — LowSpecChaos