The Fifth Estate Gospel of Green

The Fifth Estate Gospel of Green

In the face of predictions, rhetoric and warnings about the planet's environmental crisis, one man stands alone as a revolutionary who is transforming a country. And it's likely you've never heard his name. Hermann Scheer is a German parliamentarian who has turned ideas into practical solutions. Because of the laws that bear his name, Germany is now a solar-paneled, windmill-building, job-producing green powerhouse of the industrialized world. The Fifth Estate travels to Germany to meet Scheer and find out how this green miracle has been accomplished. And what about Canada? If one man can transform a country whose economy is so similar to that of Ontario, why can't, and why isn't, that province embracing Scheer's gospel of green? As this investigation shows, after initially embracing the philosophy of renewable energies, the pace of change has faltered. The answer to why may lie in the power of Ontario's traditional energy giants.

  • 2008
  • 00:42:28
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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Green movement -- Germany [LCSH] Renewable energy sources -- Economic aspects -- Canada [LCSH] Green movement -- Canada [LCSH] Renewable energy sources [LCSH] Renewable energy sources -- Ontario [LCSH] Clean energy industries [LCSH] Environmental sciences [LCSH]
Neil Docherty (Producer), Gil Shochat (Director), Bob McKeown (Host), Gillian Findlay (Journalist), Hana Gartner (Journalist), Linden MacIntyre (Journalist)
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