Žiga Virc/2009/52 min/Energy
Step inside the energy capital of the world, to hear the hard truth about oil, straight from the Texas oilmen themselves. For decades American presidents have warned of our nation’s dependence on foreign oil. See just how the U.S. Energy Policy turned into a strategy of defense, not offense; the recent Gulf disaster, an inevitable tragedy. Today, in the midst of unsolvable wars, global warming, recession, peak oil, and oil spills, the world’s energy demand continues to skyrocket. The U.S. energy demand alone is predicted to go up 50% in the next 20 years. Hear the confessions of oilmen, who work in the trenches every day, scrambling to feed America’s ferocious appetite. Globally, the gloves are now off. Aggressive strategies for securing crude go to the highest bidder or the biggest bully. 80% of the world’s oil is owned by governments who hate us, and yet every year we spend over 700 billion dollars on foreign oil. Will this addiction be our demise? As Americas become more and more fed up with corporate lies and powerless politicians, we stand at the crossroads. See birth of the clean energy revolution and 21st century “Wildcatters” who are leading the way. HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM brings both sides together, seeking solutions, making it clear that we must embrace all forms of alternative energies in order to save the planet and ourselves.