New Michael Moore-backed doc tackles alternative energy

Who would have thought this? Michael Moore, the guy who did not shy back from rigging a water tap with a propane bottle in his movie Gasland in order to provide maximum special effects has second thoughts on Renewable Energy. His friends on the renewable side won’t love him fo this. Rather, I expect them to treat him like the Cosa Nostra treats its traitors – or rather those it considers such. That’s not pretty. But with all the beef I have with the man, the world should still listen. Because sometimes those that have been on the other side and found by themselves that they were wrong are the most precious assets one might have. What we need is the truth, not personal bickering or old grudges. If Moore is able to incite a measured, realistic debate on renewables without vilifying either side of the spectrum but by still shining a hard and unforgiving light on every aspect, I am game.

What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? That’s the provocative question explored in the documentary “Planet of the Humans,” which is backed and promoted by filmmaker Michael Moore and directed by one of his longtime collaborators. It premiered last week at his Traverse City Film Festival.

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