ROGER SORKIN | USA | 2018 | 37 MIN | G
For decades, the utilities industry has been a driving engine of the US economy, contributing to our progress with a business model that focuses on centralized generation. But now, power companies face a crisis that requires them to capture a new market share to survive in the 21st century. From substations to gas stations, boardrooms to military bases, this film tells the story of America’s energy industry on the brink of massive change. Whether it fails, prevails or adapts, the outcome will profoundly affect us all.
Film followed by Q&A with Director Roger Sorkin moderated by Dr. Patrick Gurian, Dept. of Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering, Drexel University
In 1991, Georgia underwent a paradigm shift in how we do energy planning. The IRP--a comprehensive energy plan written by GA Power, and approved by the GA PSC--determines what plants are closed or built, how much energy efficiency is funded, and how much solar we do via the power company. The legislator who sponsored that bill in 1991 will join me to share that bit of unknown history on Wednesday, March 27th at the NCR World Headquarters (a dual LEED Platinum building) from 10am to 11:30am.
The event will be held at 862 Spring Street (NCR) on ground level (behind the coffee show) in the Tech Talk indoor amphitheater. Park in the visitors parking area (free) or on the street (credit card required), or take Marta to the Midtown Station and come south several blocks.
The fast-moving program features:
Commissioner Tim Echols, Emcee
Brain Valeyko, NCR
Boyd Pettit, former legislator, father of the IRP
Lance Haman, Marketing Regulatory Affairs Manager, Georgia Power
Allie Kelly, Executive Director, The Ray Highway
Clay Jones, Georgia Association of Manufacturers
Cyrus Bhedwar, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
and other special guests.
9:15 Doors open
9:30 Screening of "Current Revolution" documentary (on solar power). See trailer here: https://vimeo.com/319137535
10am Program begins led by Comm. Echols
11:30am Program Ends/Optional tour of NCR Sustainability Features
Tickets are $25 with proceeds going to the Wilberforce Weekend, a program created to raise awareness on human trafficking--a modern-day slavery. Go to https://www.paypal.me/wilberforceweekend
Tickets for the DC Premiere of Current Revolution at the DC Film Festival will be $10 and are available for Purchase HERE: https://dceff.org/film/current-revolution/
Following the screening of “Current Revolution” there will be a post-screening discussion featuring Roger Sorkin (director), Leilani Munter (Film Subject, Race Car Driver, and Environmental Activist), and John Kliem (Film Subject, Executive Director of the US Navy’s Resilient Energy Program’s Office).
ARP Director, Roger Sorkin, has been invited to join a panel during the 8th annual Climate Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
The conference brings together professionals with backgrounds in climate, energy, and sustainability to discuss topics such as future policy or business initiatives.
This screening is held by ASU Tempe Campus. Primarily for students and faculty, ASU has opened the screening to the public.
The event has been co-sponsored by ASU Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU Lightworks, AZ Sustainability Alliance, and Green Living magazine.
This screening of our film, Current Revolution, is co-sponsered by the Grand Canyon Chapter Sierra Club, Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona campaign, and Southwest Energy Efficiency Project.
RSVP for the event here: https://currentrevolution.app.rsvpify.com
The Vermont Law School will host a panel discussion starting at 1:00 pm followed with clips of the film.
This is a paid event and to RSVP please go to https://connect.vermontlaw.edu/networks/affinity/energy
The screening will take place at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University in Classroom 414/419
The screening and discussion is free, but registration is required for this event. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TidewaterEvent to register.
Sponsored by Citizen's Climate Lobby Military Outreach Program
From substations to gas stations, boardrooms to military bases -- this film tells the story of America’s energy industry on the brink of massive change. Whether it fails, prevails or adapts, the outcome will profoundly affect us all.
This is the first in a series of new films about the future of the U.S. energy grid from American Resilience Project, producers of Green Film Fest 2017 award-winner Tidewater.