Time: March 13, 2012 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium
Street: 1530 P St., NW (Metro: Dupont Circle)
City/Town: Washington, DC 20003
Website or Map: http://www.dcenvironmentalfil…
Event Type: film, &, discussion, with, director
Latest Activity: Mar 13, 2012
Calling Ecolocity Transitioners: World Premiere What will it really take to go from the energies that built our world to the energies that will shape our future? With concerns about environmental impact and supply, we’ve begun the shift to energy alternatives. Join Dr. Scott Tinker on a global journey to find out how. In Switch, he explores the world’s leading energy sites, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, many highly restricted and never before filmed, and gets straight answers from international leaders of government, industry and academia. He investigates the leading issues of energy: If coal is dirty, why do we keep using it? Will oil get more expensive? Will it run out? How risky is hydraulic fracturing? How dangerous is nuclear? What are the biggest challenges, and most promising solutions, to our energy transition? With a keen eye and a balanced perspective, Dr. Tinker unravels complex problems and sidesteps the politics to offer a path to our future that is both surprising and remarkably pragmatic. Directed by Harry Lynch. Produced by Arcos Films.