Preview Language: English
Industrial nations have devoured energy in happy competition and encouraged developing nations to do the same. Today it is apparent that energy is a critical resource. The recent energy crisis in England revealed that even temporary shortages can have widespread effects but perhaps more important, instill a new awareness and determination to conserve. This film examines low energy technologies are being devised in order to "buy time" while alternate sources are developed. Simple engines, windmills and inexpensive solar panels show promise, particularly when applied to the problems of developing nations. In the industrial nations, new energy-conscious architectural designs can conserve energy. Energy shortages can be hazardous for the affluent and disastrous for the poor.
Robert Dierbeck, Producer and Director; , United Nations, Producer.
Joseph Cablbbo, Camera; Michael Isles, Sound; George Scourby, Editor; Tom Dunn, Narrator; George Scourby, Sound Mix; Bernarr Cooper and William Hetzer, NY State Department of Education; Dr. James F. Davis, Dr. M. Sayeed Quraishi and Dr. Edward M. Reilly Jr., Scientific Advisors; Jacqueline Condon, Research; Peter Hollander, Executive Producer.