Dairy farms across the USA are going out of business, but hidden
in Vermont is an alternative fuel source that could change the
In an effort to continue our way of life, a race has begun to
find the best sources of alternative energy. One of those sources
comes from a very curious process: Cow Power.
Cow Power: The Film, a new investigative documentary, focuses on
the history and science behind the Green Mountain Power Cow Power
project, the world's only utility offering electricity created from
The film will reveal the heartwarming story behind the project,
which has mobilized a community of devoted Vermonters and business
owners hell-bent on ensuring its success. The program has gained
support from major local businesses including LongTrail brewery,
Vermont Clothing Company and Green Mountain College.
This unique energy initiative provides grants and technical
support to local Vermont dairy farmers who choose to install
anaerobic methane digesters on their farms in an effort to reduce
electricity costs and carbon footprints.
The fight to garner
support for the program is growing across the nation, spurred on by
the efforts of the Cow Power: The Film documentary team. The crew
behind the movie and their corresponding initiative, the MOOvement
,have been heralded by several Hollywood executives such as Jason
Brubaker, Hollywood producer and founder of Filmmaking Stuff, and
Rick Allen, CEO of SnagFilms.
If implemented across the country, Cow Power has the potential
to cover 10% of the nation's energy needs. Allison Gillette,
Producer and Director of Cow Power: The Film, was recently asked to
speak at U.S. Dairy Sustainability Summit, where she presented to
industry leaders on the importance of promoting this
To watch the trailer visit www.cowpowerthefilm.com