Four Alternative Energy Ideas from the Movies

TreeHugger brought alternative energy expert Matthew on board to give the joint some gravitas, but not every idea for alt energy is found in the University. After all, water powered cars have been invented in garages across the country, and the movies never lie. The Wall Street Journal put together a list, including Mr. Fusion from Back to the Future, noting that Purdue University is turning waste into power right now.

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Listen up, coppertop! Humans put out a lot of energy! Our own Mike is quoted:

Beyond the ethical dilemma, the idea is an inefficient one because of the energy needed to make it happen, says Michael Graham Richard, editor of TreeHugger, a blog devoted to promoting sustainability. "It would be smarter to use that energy in the first place to do what you want to do instead of feeding it to humans and then harvesting energy from them."

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SOUTHLAND TALESwhere "a mysterious substance called "fluid karma" is heralded as an alternative to gasoline. But it doubles as a deadly hallucinogen, one that even Justin Timberlake, playing a scarred Iraq veteran, succumbs to."


MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME where Bartertown runs on methane made from pig poop. Too bad the movie stunk as much as the pigsty. ::Wall Street Journal

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