Breakthrough in renewable energy - VPRO Regreening the desert with John 7 months ago   46:11

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It’s not in the papers but a silent revolution is moving across the world. Renewable energy is becoming cheaper than from fossil fuels. It means that progressively the choice for wind and solar energy is no longer an ethical one but an economic one. And this will speed up the transfer to renewable energy.

In countries like Brazil, Australia, Chile and parts of the United States people consider renewable energy because of financial reasons. The price of solar and wind energy will continue to drop and in more countries renewable energy will occur.

A surprising newcomer on the market is Morocco, where the government expects that in 2020 more than 40 percent of the energy could come from solar energy.

Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2016.
© VPRO Backlight March 2016

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Credits:
Director: Martijn Kieft
Research: Robert Kosters
Producer: Jolanda Segers
Commissioning editors: Marije Meerman, Doke Romeijn
English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson.
French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.
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sean sullivan
they are all a bunch of grubs and parasites robbing humanity it is lake being raped and then having to thank your rapist . they all have it coming
sundiii99OWS
Excellent but all nations need to say all people own all things, and then start building only Tower cities connected to maglev Trains. Ignore all of America’s s plans and advice, and just do the right thing. Thanks!
mega lodon
Junk science just another way to TAX THE AIR THAT YOU BREATH carbon tax kills Jobs
Sasquatch 2001
and Germany is pushing the "diesel pollution is not scientifically proven to be bad for health..." BS! My wind power is .12kWh but I'll take solar at 5!!!
ddskimmer
OUR HOPE AS WELL THAT THEY DON'T KILL THE WORLD! WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR PEOPLE LIKE MINDEDNESS AND FORWARD LOOKING. TO HELL WITH THE PETRO DOLLAR!! AMERICAN INGENUITY NEVER NEEDED THE DAMN PETRO DOLLAR!! THE GLOBALISTS DO!! THIEVES, AND RACKETEERS...BANKSTERS!! WHAT DO THEY CREATE IF NOT WAR!!!? TO HELL WITH THEM! BULL SHITERS LIKE TRUMP OBAMA AND ALL THAT SIT IN WASHINGTON D.C. WE ARE NOT GOING TO VOTE ANY MORE TO HELL WITH YOU ALL!! REVAMP OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM...AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT INFRASTRUCTURES...AND GIT GOING!!

They need to make solar towers...and fit 100 times more panels going up, than spreading them out. A crude tower frame of steel to hold the panels with some type of management control systems and elevator transport for service and replacement of panels would be very efficient.
Along with this we need to concentrate on building a few WATER PIPELINES...THAT WOULD TRANSPORT WATER TO IRRIGATE CROP FIELDS AND SUPPLY WATER TO CITIES. RECONSTRUCT CITIES AQUADUCT, AND WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS THAT ARE 300 YEARS OLD!

The hope will be that people will be able to continue to install their own panels, and not create lots of RED TAPE and BARRIERS to becoming energy independent.
John Gordon
Climate change is a fools errand because climate will always change what is happening is that the traditional energy suppliers are being replaced so those that used to be in power are now scrambling to realign to get new resources. Using battery packs from cars is also a waste of time as it would be robbing Peter to pay Paul. We will always want cars!
ALEX PUCHKOV
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Norm Yanke
very dangerous video, here in BC solar capacity factor is less than 10% yet misinformed and misguided political greenwashers spend public money for solar panels that add to our carbon footprint. Solar here is out of sync with need. Our hydro reservoirs overflow when solar power is made, in winter when our reservoirs draw down(our winter batteries) solar doesn't work. Its these kind of videos that cause the misinformed and misguided to put public money into solar panels. It seems unstoppable. I live in the only ciy in western Canada with its own hydroelectric generation and distribution bringing huge profits. They put half a million dollars worth of solar panels at the dam. Now water spills down the river with the profits while political green points are earned from feelgood solar panels. Yet they want more. Solar here is dirty power adding to our carbon footprint. Nothing is cleaner greener or cheaper than our own waterpower. Its these kind of videos that cause people here to lose all their common sense.
Harold Energy Fernandez
How many cubic feet or gallons of waters this plant will require? NOOR in Morocco, one of the largest solar plant in the world, needs the astonishing amount of 6,000,000 cubic foot of water per year or 123,000 gallons per day
E Pasko
I find it hard to believe that Arabs would use intermittant Solar power to pump heavy oil,
instead of the Free natural gas that is usually flared off in the extraction or refining process
of crude oil anyway, answer please! anyone...
Allen Wilson
The Bad Guys are using saving the planet as a Trick to usher in the New World Order !!!!
Andrew Dodd
I love it when a plan comes together.
Robert Jackson
Tesla semi payback 18 months according to DHL . power retail at 7 cents and 1,000,000 miles. Add mule train on freeways of three semi and one driver. Will drop cost of freight by 60%. Trucking companies. 80% independent can group trailers at regional terminal. Can have one person bulk freight and partner run freeway 20 hours per day.
Sedonascape
The US tried to kill Genera secretary Ban ki Moon.
Anooblikeguy Lol
Really cheaper electricity? it takes 10 years for break even for private install😂
Anooblikeguy Lol
American fracking is cheaper energy
Nikita Webber
Taxation just slows the process. Atm NGOs are stopping third world development by diswading coal power by saying they will deny aid if burn coal for power. Also results in oceans full of plastic as poor country's don't have the infrastructure and dump straight in the river.
Professor Nature
they don't want the money the want the power of the people
William Hughes-Games
Part of the low price depends on something around 5 hours of peak power equivalent per day. To a first approximation, if you only have 2.5 hours of peak power per day, the price per kWh would be twice as much.
Liza Jane
It’s now or never to switch to alternative, sustainable and renewable energy. Indeed, great plan and achievement from the Chinese that will change everything in a positive way; giving mother Earth a chance to thrive and scale up towards a cleaner and safer future. Thank you for this documentary, very much appreciated and this switch to renewable affordable energy is so urgently necessary in our escalating polluted world.
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Regreening the desert with John Breakthrough in renewable energy - VPRO 7 months ago   47:31

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For more than 15 years, cameraman and ecologist John D. Liu has been working on his worldwide mission to green deserts and to restore biodiversity.

It all started in 1995 when Liu filmed the Loess-plateau in China. He witnessed a local population who turned an area of almost the same size as The Netherlands from a dry, exhausted wasteland into one green oasis. This experience changed his life. From that moment on, Liu has been travelling all over the world to convince and inspire government leaders, policy-makers and farmers with his film material and knowledge. Liu diligently spreads the message that restoration of ecosystems is not only possible, but also economically very meaningful.
Backlight accompanies Liu on his mission in Jordan and shows on the basis of Liu’s own film material that a green future is possible worldwide.

Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2012.
© VPRO Backlight April 2012

On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series.
VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments.

Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries.

Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast:
VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast
VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: https://ufl.ae/profile/KSRy0LUFQDcyJ5pEeWlSy8Iw
VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis
VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories
VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off's: https://ufl.ae/profile/KSJBhxA07w6BF-ZjJ0LLU56Q
www.VPRObroadcast.com

Credits:
Composition: Jeroen van den Berk / Gijs Meyer Swantee
Directed by: Rob van Hattum / John D. Liu
Research: Gerko Wessel
Production: Marie Schutgens
Senior editors: Henneke Hagen / Jos de Putter

English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson.
French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.

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