On Thursday, February 28, 2013, the BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) Vancouver chapter and the Langara College Department of Physics and Astronomy will be showing The Fourth Revolution: Energy Autonomy (2010), a documentary film based on the ideas of renewable energy proponent Hermann Scheer.
Hermann Scheer (1944–2010) was a member of the German parliament. In 1999, Scheer was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for his "indefatigable work for the promotion of solar energy worldwide." He was President of Eurosolar (the European Association for Renewable Energy), General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy, and author of four books about renewable energy including Energy Autonomy: The Economic, Social and Technological Case for Renewable Energy (2006) and The Energy Imperative: 100 Percent Renewable Now, posthumously published in English in 2011.
Scheer argued passionately that a total replacement of the fossil and nuclear energy system is both technically possible and urgently needed, and that the main obstacles are political. He was a strong advocate for renewable energy and worked tirelessly to help solve the problems of unequal access to energy globally. He was one of the initiators of the German feed-in tariffs that have led to a major rise in the use of renewable energies in Germany today.
Details of event are as follows:
Date & Time: Thursday Feb 28. Doors open at 6:30pm, film at 7:00pm, post-film discussion 8:30–9:30pm.
Location: Theatre A122b, Langara College, 100 W 49th Ave. Vancouver.
FREE for BCSEA members and Langara students, $5 for full time students, $7 for general entry.
All funds support BCSEA Vancouver Chapter.
Post-film discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Guido Wimmers, founding director of the Canadian Passive House Institute, who met Hermann Scheer in 2008.