Here is the Outline: A power company teams up with an evil venture capital company to mine what appears to be an unlimited power source from another dimension.
This other dimension was discovered by the cosmophysicists of the mid 21st Century, but was tippy top clearance - level 11, and only a few knew about it. Max was one of them - and he is the one who is about to sell his mining plan to another power company.
Oh, yeah, we have run out of power sources by now after nearly destroying the planet with our carbon induced Global Warming, but at least we have reduced the population a bit, along with the animal population. Max is kidnapped by the forces of evil... who want the monopoly on the new power source.
Powers of evil forget that they would need Roxie, Max's wife, to use as a blackmail tool, to force him to do what they want, but she is wisely on the run, so they manufacture videos of her and pretend she is being held captive.
Roxie herself, has gone into hiding with the dogbot, K9-5.
The evil ones plan to set up a their power station in New Mexico, where else? Promise of a new economy. No one is to know where the power is coming from, but the Government has already approved it and keeping it under "Top Secret". All Hush Hush
Problem – MAX gets the power coming in – All is fantastic for the forces of evil - but something in this dimension has to be traded for it – substituted – like mass for mass. Turns out this other dimension begins to extract their missing energy from the Sun.
Temperature and weather changes begin to occur.
And meanwhile Max's wife, Roxie and their dogbot, K9-5 are on the run planning a rescue mission for Max.