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A World of Energy 2

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Alternative energy sources are the focus of this compilation. Harness the Wind: This film traces the history of attempts to control and use the wind's energy. It also projects into the future to visualize the potential of wind-power technology (11 min. 48 sec.). The Solar House: In a simple and direct way, this animated film introduces viewers to two solar energy systems. One is a passive system, which stores heat during the day and releases it at night; the other is an active one that uses blowers and pumps to distribute the heat (10 min. 43 sec.). Bate's Car: Sweet as a Nut: This is a delightful encounter with a spirited man who found his own solution to the gasoline shortage in a barnyard manure pile. His invention quickly and easily converts animal waste into methane gas (15 min. 33 sec.). Bill Loosely's Heat Pump: Below the frost line, the Earth maintains a constant temperature. Bill Loosely, a thermal engineer from Ontario, has tapped this resource to heat his home in a simple and energy-efficient way (9 min. 52 sec.).

1987, 48 min 01 s

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