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What does the future of energy really hold?

A viewing of Switch and discussion with Director Harry Lynch


Thursday, October 25, 2012
5:30-7:30 pm
AAAS Auditorium (1200 New York Avenue, NW), Washington, D.C.



Energy is the foundation of modern life. Our transportation, global commerce, food and water, housing, medicine, communications, and computing all depend on it.

Yet energy is in a sweeping period of transition. Renewables are entering the landscape. Unconventional gas and oil are changing our ideas of supply. Opinions on nuclear are shifting. Carbon concerns may, or may not, affect global production and consumption.
What does the future of energy really hold? In Switch, Dr. Scott Tinker explores the world’s leading energy sites, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels. He interviews 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 future that is surprising and remarkably pragmatic.

Harry Lynch is an award-winning documentary director, writer, producer and cinematographer, specializing in complicated, long-timeframe projects. His work has been seen by millions of viewers, in IMAX and commercial theaters, on cable, international satellite and broadcast, online and on video. He is the co-founder of Trinity Films and the founder of Arcos Films, a multimedia production company dedicated to building awareness and understanding of the most important issues of our time.

Sponsored by the Geological Society of America.

For more information or to watch a trailer of Switch, please visit the Switch Energy Project website.