Islands of the Future

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"Islands of the Future" is an intriguing documentary series on how the islands off the coast of Spain, Scotland and other European countries are creating their own solutions to the world

Friday 7:30 PM et/pt on Pivot
1 Season, 5 Episodes
April 1, 2016
Documentary & Biography, Nature
Islands of the Future

Islands of the Future Full Episode Guide

  • Iceland's embrace of volcanic hydropower and geothermal energy, which provides almost all of its electricity, is detailed. Also: its effort to run all cars and its enormous fishing fleet on hydrogen.

  • A look at the Baltic island of Samso, which produces more energy than it can use from wind turbines and straw-fuelled thermal power stations.

  • Amid rising oil and gas prices and dwindling resources, tiny islands off the coast of Europe are rethinking the future of energy.

  • The Orkney Islands, which is studying whether tides and waves can be turned into an energy source, are spotlighted.

  • The Canary island of El Hierro, which produces most of its electricity from wind, is the focus of the premiere episode of the series, which examines islands that have embraced sustainable energy.