REINVENTING POWER : America's Renewable Energy Boom
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About The Event
The Sierra Club announced the completion of its latest documentary, Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom, which takes the viewer across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. These individuals are working to rebuild what’s broken, rethink what’s possible, and revitalize communities. Critically, Reinventing Power underscores the notion that jobs, economic growth and innovation don’t have to be sacrificed for a clean environment. Over the film’s 50 minutes, it focuses on people in eight states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry while exploring various aspects of clean energy from innovation to installation.
Michael Brune, Executive Director for Sierra Club, issued the following statement:
“Clean energy is more than just a solar panel, wind turbine, electric car or a battery. It is an industry driven by thousands of hard working people in every state across our country. We wanted to tell the story of the people building our clean energy future, driving innovation and fighting for community access. This is a true American story and the people behind the scenes are worth celebrating.”
Tony Valentino, Reinventing Power’s Director, issued the following statement:
“Through the course of making this film, we met incredible people who showed us the depth of this industry. Clean energy is helping people find new opportunities as our economy shifts, it’s bringing in steady revenue for our farmers, and it is driving breakthroughs in clean technology. We saw how clean energy is made and got to experience how it is changing people’s lives for the better in a deeply personal way. It is exciting and an honor to share these stories with the world.”
DISCUSSION AFTER THE FILM : The Green New Deal (GND) is a proposed economic stimulus program in the United States that aims to address both economic inequality and climate change. The name refers to the New Deal, a combination of social and economic reforms and public works projects undertaken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression. Supporters of a Green New Deal advocate a combination of Roosevelt's economic approach with modern ideas such as renewable energy and resource efficiency. READ MORE on Wikipedia.