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"Switch" screening with discussion led by Dr. Scott W. Tinker


Dr. Scott W. Tinker

Date Dec 3, 2013
Time 7:00 pm  

Lincoln Hall Theater

702 S Wright Street, Urbana (map)




Prairie Research Institute


Angie Wisehart

Phone 217/333-5111
Event type Documentary
Views 4804

What does the future of energy really hold? Join energy visionary Dr. Scott W. Tinker on a spectacular global adventure to find out.

Dr. Tinker explores the world’s leading energy sites, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, many highly restricted and never before seen on film. He gets straight answers from 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.

Switch is the first truly balanced energy film, embraced and supported by people all along the energy spectrum – fossil and renewable, academic and environmental.

View the trailer here:

Scott W. Tinker is the Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology and the State Geologist of Texas. He is also the acting Associate Dean for Research, and a Professor holding the Allday Endowed Chair in the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin. He is an internationally known energy expert, giving invited lectures more than 40 times a year to industry, government, and academic groups, striving to bring them together in a common understanding of energy. 

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