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The Future of Energy – Documentary Review

Despite the world’s bleak environmental conditions, The Future of Energy: Lateral Power to the People gives us a glimpse of a cleaner future.


Energy consumption, an issue of contentious debate, has increased exponentially over the past few years. As of April 2016, the United States’s total energy production has increased for a sixth consecutive year; the nation’s increasing demand for energy suggests that its energy crisis may be exacerbated.

Despite this bleak prediction, The Future of Energy: Lateral Power to the People gives us a glimpse of a cleaner future. This inspiring documentary leads its viewers through the United States, and shows how its dedicated citizens are making a shift towards renewable energy.

The Future of Energy starts in Greensburg, Kansas, a town that was hit by a devastating tornado. It shows how a community recovers from a tornado’s damage by harnessing Wind Energy to facilitate their operations.

Gravitating from Kansas, The Future of Energy continues to address pressing environmental issues that the country faces, such as how burning fossil fuels has led to environmental degradation, and has threatened the health and safety of local communities.

Correspondingly, the filmmakers interview renowned scientists and researchers, and have document their solutions to the energy crisis. This inspiring documentary presents how the United States is gradually achieving energy independence, and how the clean energy revolution depends on an individual’s dedication.

As someone who was completely oblivious to the severity of energy consumption, The Future of Energy was a refreshing reminder about how our environment needs protection. By conveying feasible solutions, which individuals may practice on their own, The Future of Energy informs its viewers that they have the power to conserve our world.

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Tiffany Lim has assisted local and international partners with their writing, design and marketing initiatives. ​ Tiffany has created original manuscripts and graphics for the Marshall Cavendish-published series, The April Fool's Apprentice. She was an assistant producer and lead writer for Secrets of the Swamp (2016), a Mediacorp-broadcasted telemovie, and has assisted the organising committee of the Southeast Asian Film Financing Forum (2015). Her extended resume may be found on her website - www.story-sight-studio.com

tiffany@mediaconnex.asia

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