Never Had a Bad Day
2021 / United States / 67 Minutes / Matt Richmond
Inventor, entrepreneur and engineer Bernie Karl runs Chena Hot Springs Resort in Alaska year-round on 100% geothermal power. As a big thinker and fearless innovator, he’s always working on something new. Some of these innovations hold promise for sustainable living, while others – like his ice museum and airplane on stilts – are just plain fun.
“Never Had a Bad Day” follows him as he prepares for his annual Energy Fair, a symposium that attracts high-level politicians, high-power academics and hundreds of guests. Along the way, we learn how Bernie’s family inspires him, how he came to live in Alaska, and how he arrived at his belief that literally anything is possible if you work hard enough.