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How much electricity does it take to power the world?

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All around the world, millions of people are flipping a switch, plugging in, and pressing an ‘on’ button every second. So how much electricity does humanity use? And how much will we need in the future? Discover how much energy it takes to power the world, and how clean energy sources could help revolutionize our electricity supply.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Lisa LaBracio
  • Script Writer Elizabeth Cox, George Zaidan
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Director of Animation Vicente Nirō, AIM Creative Studios
  • Storyboard Artist Wing Luo
  • Animator Ana Luísa Farinha, Cristina Neto, Alexandre Sousa, André Cunha
  • Art Director Vicente Nirō
  • Compositor Daniela Carvalho
  • Music André Aires
  • Sound Designer André Aires
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • AIM Creative Studios Producer Tom Knight
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor George Zaidan
  • Fact-Checker Jennifer Nam

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