Renewable energy solutions in Sri Lanka.
This is a short documentary about the challenges of one woman, Lucky Dissanayke, who wants to make Sri Lanka the first fossil fuel free country in the world and an investor, Tauni Lanier from the Meteor Clean Energy Fund, who wants to invest $27 million in her green energy ideas.
Can it actually happen? Is the technology really there yet? More crucially, will the Sri Lankan government support it. Remember, Sri Lanka has just come out of 30 year war on terror and redeveloping is high on their agenda. They need energy to do this - and fast...
This 20 min episode highlights the Due Diligence part of making a significant investment in an unproven technology such as this. Tauni has made the trip to Sri Lanka to see for herself the methods used to make energy from the plant life of the country. Is this really achievable and will the investment happen.
Additionally, the team who have developed the green energy ideas, have other innovative concepts. This includes a way to utilise household waste to power a town without ruining the natural flora and fauna of the surrounding countryside with the look, smell and effluent of the rotting, smoldering waste.