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  • Directors: DigiComTV
  • Producers: William Woollard
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: DigiComTV
  • DVD Release Date: January 5, 2010
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0032Z6X4W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #636,572 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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We are on the brink of one of the biggest revolutions the world has ever been through. It will undoubtedly change all our lives in ways that no one can wholly predict. For over 100 years the entire western world has depended on the supply of cheap energy that has come from the plentiful supplies of oil and gas. But that era is now coming to an end. Indeed all the major oil companies knew it was coming to an end at least 25-30 years ago. That's why they are all so deeply involved in all the forms of alternative and renewable energy that will become major factors in all our lives over the next few decades; solar power and biofuels and wind and wave energy.

This mini-series is a brilliant, global look at the way alternative energy is already changing the way people live their lives.

1. Changing the way the World Works - Forms of energy and types of fuel that reduce environmental damage.
2. The Rich get Richer - Examining the new energy technologies available in California including computerised control systems for the home.
3. Power to the People - How new forms of Energy are raising the standard of living in the developing world.

NTSC - 150 minutes - www.digicomtv.com

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Infinite Loop on May 4, 2013
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The original program was NOT released in 2009, another company (Digicom TV) just recycled it for another release in 2009. Opening shots of nighttime New York City showed a theater marquee displaying "Star Trek V" (1989)! Note old cars! There are plenty of other giveaways such as very grainy video and poor audio quality. I'm surprised Amazon would stoop to picking up this kind trash. I could understand if it was something of historical value (like William F. Buckley's "Firing Line" interviews) or good entertainment such as "I Claudius". This program was woefully out of date. Frankly, it wasn't very good even by 1980's-early-90's standards. In short: don't waste your time on these Digicom TV programs.
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By Jennifer on September 13, 2013
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Since Thomas Edison first invented the light bulb in the 1880's, man has been searching for new ways to produce energy. This program explores the 'end use' of energy development.

One-quarter of the world's population uses three-quarters of the world's energy supply, while people in the rural parts of India were relying upon the use of firewood to produce their energy needs. In the developed countries coal and natural gas are abundant, while India is now coming into the 21st century by bringing nuclear power plants online.

The 'greenhouse effect' and the 'global warming effect' are discussed in this program. With the use of more energy we have become concerned about how to sustain our ways of life without destroying the environment. In an interview with the late Margaret Thatcher, she compares the 'greenhouse effect' as being tantamount to nuclear war. One-fifth of all CO2 emissions come from automobiles in the United States. Although, the U.S. introduced emission controls on cars in the 1970's; France, Italy and the U.K. are still lagging a bit behind in that area.

There are interesting comparisons between the developed western world and that of the eastern world. For instance, people in California are very energy-saving conscious with the use of 'home energy' devices which keep the use of energy levels to a minimum. While, in remote areas of India, women still use wood-burning stoves which produce so much smoke it is the equivalent of smoking 60 cigarettes a day.

Very interesting program. Very thought provoking. How will the future look, and what will our energy needs be in the decades to come? Western civilizations think in terms of usage and convenience, while Eastern countries think in terms of survival. What a contrast..... Watch this program. It's as relevant today as it was when it was originally produced.
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Old and antiquated. Do you really need to hear global warming forecast from the 90s?
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer on September 13, 2013
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Since Thomas Edison first invented the light bulb in the 1880's, man has been searching for new ways to produce energy. This program explores the 'end use' of energy development.

One-quarter of the world's population uses three-quarters of the world's energy supply, while people in the rural parts of India were relying upon the use of firewood to produce their energy needs. In the developed countries coal and natural gas are abundant, while India is now coming into the 21st century by bringing nuclear power plants online.

The 'greenhouse effect' and the 'global warming effect' are discussed in this program. With the use of more energy we have become concerned about how to sustain our ways of life without destroying the environment. In an interview with the late Margaret Thatcher, she compares the 'greenhouse effect' as being tantamount to nuclear war. One-fifth of all CO2 emissions come from automobiles in the United States. Although, the U.S. introduced emission controls on cars in the 1970's; France, Italy and the U.K. are still lagging a bit behind in that area.

There are interesting comparisons between the developed western world and that of the eastern world. For instance, people in California are very energy-saving conscious with the use of 'home energy' devices which keep the use of energy levels to a minimum. While, in remote areas of India, women still use wood-burning stoves which produce so much smoke it is the equivalent of smoking 60 cigarettes a day.

Very interesting program. Very thought provoking. How will the future look, and what will our energy needs be in the decades to come? Western civilizations think in terms of usage and convenience, while Eastern countries think in terms of survival. What a contrast..... Watch this program. It's as relevant today as it was when it was originally produced.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By STEVEN J. CANNELLO on October 1, 2014
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