Join InSPIRE to see the movie “SWITCH” Thursday, 10/18

InSPIRE would like to welcome you to an exciting event combining energy science and policy.

FIRST: InSPIRE is hosting a discussion of energy policy and science communication with Dr. Scott Tinker – documentary film producer, Director of the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, and University of Michigan alum. This discussion will be held in CC Little, Room 2520, from 5-6PM on Thursday, October 18th. Refreshments will be served. For more information, see InSPIRE’s website

SECOND: the film itself (see below)!!


“SWITCH” a film and conversation on the world’s energy challenges (Click to see event details)

Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m Power Center (Map)
FREE and open to the public

The new documentary “SWITCH” addresses today‚Äôs most controversial energy questions, as energy expert Dr. Scott Tinker travels the world, exploring major energy sites, most of them highly restricted and never before seen on film. The film offers a balanced and pragmatic exploration of global energy solutions, including coal, solar, geothermal, oil, bio fuels natural gas, nuclear, hydro, wind and conservation. He seeks the perspective of international leaders from government, industry and academia, and introduces possible practical paths to our energy future.

SWITCH is part of the Switch Energy Project a multi-pronged effort to build a global understanding of energy. Producer/narrator and U-M alumnus, Dr. Scott Tinker, will introduce the film and lead a Q&A with a panel of energy experts, including Prof. Mark Barteau, Director of the U-M Energy Institute, immediately following the screening.

Sponsored by the Michigan Energy Club, the U-M Energy Institute and the U-M Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences with funding from The William T. Smith Endowed Lecture Series and Research Fund. For more information, contact: or call (734) 764-1435.

Posted October 17th, 2012 in Uncategorized.

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