EARTH DAY FILM “4th Revolution”




812 7TH ST. NW (7TH & EYE)




Directed by Carl A. Fechner

From office buildings that produce more energy than they use to electric cars with style, visionary and entrepreneurial minds today are working across the globe on the technologies that will take us away from reliance on fossil fuels and towards clean, renewable energy for all.

The stakes are enormous, and so are the obstacles: lack of political will in the United States and many other countries, entrenched interests in the coal, gas and oil industries and the simple fact that reworking our energy infrastructure will be a difficult process. Instead of lingering on the problems, The 4th Revolution focuses on the solutions, also showing that these new methods and technologies are no longer distant dreams, but within our grasp.

Sun, wind, hydro and geothermal energy are natural sources accessible to everyone all over the world without making any difference. And they are renewable, free and available in the long run. Only the widespread knowledge about the possibilities of renewable energy can ignite an international movement and take the absolutely necessary energy transition.

THE 4TH REVOLUTION – EnergyAutonomy describes the possibility to switch to 100% renewables within the next 30 years by telling the stories of its protagonists, a prominent environmental activist, Nobel laureates, innovative businessmen and politicians. It demonstrates the opportunities which will be provided by the energy revolution regarding the sustainable economic development and social and economic fairness.

In German with English subtitles.

Introduced by Arne Jungjohann, Program Director, Environment and Global Dialogue, Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America.

Arne Jungjohann is the Director for the Environment and Global Dialogue Program of the Washington office. The focus of his work is identifying and promoting solutions towards a low carbon economy. Transatlantic cooperation on domestic energy and climate policies such as cap and trade and feed-in tariffs for renewable energies is a key aspect for this. In the Global Dialogue Program, Arne engages in international negotiations to contribute to a just and fair global climate treaty.

Before joining the Washington office in 2007, Arne worked as a senior advisor for Alliance 90/The Greens in the German Bundestag. Arne has extensive experience on environmental, energy and climate legislation. Among other things, he worked on the implementation of the EU’s emissions trading scheme and on Germany’s Renewable Energy Act. He holds a Masters in Political Science of the Free University Berlin. Arne is the speaker of the local chapter of the German Green Party in Washington DC and has a passion for soccer.