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Powering the Future - The Energy Planet





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











Powering the Future is a four-part television event 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.





The second instalment of the series starts from an offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, and our host M Sanjayan explores 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 mankind is not using it. What can humans learn from the creation of the natural world that will help create energy?








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 - The Energy Planet


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