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Uploaded on Oct 21, 2008

Original title: Here Comes the Sun
The sun could easily provide the planet with sufficient energy, if only we are willing to change and to invest in harvesting that solar energy. Even without major breakthroughs we know how to catch the sun's energy. A piece of dessert the size of France is enough to fulfill all our current energy needs. So with all the global warning, the political oil dependency, the energy security problem, why don't we convert our oil-society rapidly into a Helio-society? In fact , we are doing so; the only thing is you do not know it....yet.

The documentary Here comes the Sun will show that solar stocks are soaring, the desert is our new land of glory, algae in the garden will fuel your car and your roof is a new marketplace for solar real estate managers. Oil companies say that it's not efficient, too expensive and that it is not going to happen soon. But after having seen this you will know better.
Director: Rob van Hattum

VPRO Backlight Oktober 2008

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