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Switch Film Screening: Discover The Future of Energy

Story posted April 01, 2013

Event date(s): April 01, 2013 — April 27, 2013

Tuesday, April 23
Kresge Auditorium, VAC

Now playing at more than 300 universities, see the film that’s changing the global energy conversation. Nonpartisan yet revolutionary, Switch unites diverse audiences in a shared understanding of energy.
In Switch, Dr. Scott Tinker gets the straight answers to our most controversial energy questions. He explores the world’s premier sites for all energies; coal to solar, oil to biofuels. He talks to the people driving energy today; international leaders of government, industry, and academia. In the end, he cuts through the confusion to discover a path to our energy future as surprising as it is practical.
Every energy resource — fossil, nuclear and renewable — is undergoing profound changes. And overall, we're gradually shifting from coal and oil to the energies of tomorrow. This sweeping transition is the subject of Switch. But rather than advocate for how it should happen, Switch travels the world to discover how it most likely will happen. Switch is also about a changing energy conversation. Today, it’s polarized and unproductive. Switch focuses on practical realities and encourages a balanced understanding. Finally, Switch is about changing the way we use energy, to realize the many economic and environmental benefits of efficiency.
To watch the trailer, click here
Smart and refreshingly free of hot air- Washington Post
An admirable job untangling the issues- Los Angeles Times