One of the greatest challenges facing the world in the 21st century involves the planet's dwindling energy resources. What will happen to the world's economy as oil and coal supplies begin to run out? Will the competition for the Earth's limited energy sources lead to political and social instability? THE HYDROGEN AGE is a fascinating look at how hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, is poised to become the clean, renewable resource that solves this critical energy concern.
For more than a century, fossil fuels have served as the world's primary sources of energy. However, as Third World countries become more industrialized and the planet's population continues to grow, the demand 'and price' for these limited resources has skyrocketed. Considering the additional environmental impact of fossil fuels, it is not surprising that governments and corporations around the world are currently spending billions of dollars on hydrogen-based energy research.
THE HYDROGEN AGE examines the unlimited potential of this natural energy source. Narrated by actor Leonard Nimoy, the film travels to countries such as Iceland, Japan, Germany, China, and the United Kingdom to investigate the use of hydrogen power and explore the development of hydrogen-based technical innovations. From hydrogen-powered planes that can stay in the air for six months at a time to hydrogen-fueled cars that can power homes and offices, this thought-provoking documentary captures the tipping point of a worldwide energy revolution.