Natural Energy

Year Published:  1984  
Inactive Serial

Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX2918

Abstract:  Canadians have been told that the big increase in the cost of living are due in large part to the "energy crisis." Natural Energy shows how all energy comes from the sun and that tapping that energy is not always a mammoth, capital-intensive project. Instead of large-scale, expensive projects like James Bay, Syncrude or nuclear power stations, it is possible to build small-scale projects that cause minimal environmental and health problems, cost less, look good and can create jobs. In this film, we see a high school that has built solar heating unites, and a carpenter who has built a backyard windmill that supplies much of his family's electrical needs. These small-scale energy unites as well as much larger ones are examined. The film concludes that there is no "energy-crisis" - the workers at a large windmill project show that there is plenty of human energy and that "we can exploit the energy of the sun, it belongs to all of us, and it will always be there - waiting to be used."
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