The 2013 WMEAC Film Series wraps up Tuesday with a presentation of the documentary Power Surge. This month’s expert panel includes WMEAC Policy Director Nick Occhipinti and Grand Valley State University Professor of Economics Paul Isely, a member of the Utility Consumer Participation Board that has been performed assessments and other research projects on wind energy and energy economics.
The advancement of technology can be seen every day in hand-held devices such as phones, tablets, and e-readers; where it’s not so readily seen is the advancement in how these devices receive power. Power Surge examines how new and emerging energy technologies could slow or even reverse the effects of global climate change. From a carbon capture and storage facility in the Sahara desert, to solar panel factories in China and U.S. researchers super-charging yeast for biofuel, the filmmakers travel the world to explore already existing technologies that could defeat global warming.
Power Surge asks the question: If our technology helped create the problem, can it fix it?
WMEAC will show Power Surge on Tuesday, May 7, at the Grand Rapids Public Museum as part of the WMEAC Film Series. Doors open at 6 pm, with the film presentation beginning at 6:30 pm.
Post co-written my Mieke Stoub.