Powerful: Energy for Everyone!

Powerful: Energy for Everyone 2-minute teaser

Enjoy the teaser/trailer for David Chernushenko’s recently-completed second film, Powerful: Energy for Everyone. By taking control of our energy appetites and reclaiming control of our energy supply, we can lead prosperous lives powered mostly by renewable energy, and less social and ecological harm will be done in the name of fuelling our energy needs. Who knew we had such power?

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SYNOPSIS OF POWERFUL

A documentary by David Chernushenko

Flick the switch, turn the key, press the button and then pay the bill. Multiply that by six billion and you’ve got a picture of energy consumption on Earth today. We’re hard-wired to a conventional energy system that drives our transportation, powers our communications and is the lifeline to industry and commerce. Despite the benefits, we know that this system is regrettably depleting our resources, polluting our air and affecting global climate change. Guaranteed access to energy is no longer being taken for granted and the quest for “energy security” has become the buzz-word behind global trade relations and even a justification for conflict.

Who has the power after all?

Short of moving “back to the land” and going entirely “off grid”, what’s an ordinary member of society to do?

Green economy educator, David Chernushenko isn’t quite ready to head for the hills, but he has taken the extra special step of installing solar panels to off-set some of the energy consumed by his family home. Now, if he could just be allowed to feed some of that energy back into the grid, perhaps others could do the same. But we’re not there yet and David wants to know what we can do about it. From the far side of the ocean to his own backyard, he’ll embark on a global journey to examine the alternatives to the conventional energy system and experience the critical resistance being met along the way. Tackling the spin of the big energy lobby and, equally, dispelling the myths of a “green utopia” envisioned by many, Powerful is a candid examination of what a sustainable energy-powered future may actually look like. From amazing innovators, eccentric eco-activists to average communities completely powered by renewable energy, David will begin to discover that the implications for political, economic and democratic change are right here, on our very doorsteps… or just above them.

Documentary, HD, 95 minutes

4 Responses to “Powerful: Energy for Everyone!”

  1. Sean Dowd Says:

    Hello David: Great message….we all want to use the space around us to contribute to renewable energy production…I too believe that the Greening of North America will provide jobs in the near and present time…My brother-in-law is installing heat sinks in new buildings and panells on roof tops for hot water heating….he is up on the mechanics of the industry….the CBC Dragons den feature on how to build the new budget was positive on “Greening efforts”….I would also like to show people the difficulty that is being met in keeping nuclear waste contained…and the real life span of a CANDU reactor…with refurbishing….I really enjoyed the scenes of the wind mills and I loved the idea of producing POWER where you need it….please tackle waste storage issues too….Toronto to Michigan is a collosul failure. ….

    I will read on about your project…and I will try to see you at the new Mayfair soon., Sean

  2. Casual Observer Says:

    Wow,

    That’s Great! Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  3. T.P. (Peter) Hern Says:

    We should talk soon about the Film, Promotion & Distribution.

    Peter

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