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Energy Switch, a New Documentary Series with Scott Tinker on Energy and Climate

Dr. Scott Tinker will host a 12-episode TV series on energy and climate, on Austin’s PBS station, KLRU, beginning September 4 at 6 pm and streaming on More information can be found here.

From the press release:

Energy and climate are intertwined, two of the most important topics in the world today. Yet very little is known about them. This show aims to change that. ENERGY SWITCH brings together two renowned experts from government, NGOs, academia and industry, with differing perspectives on important energy and climate topics, such as: Could solar and wind power our future? Or could hydrogen be the dominant energy source? Should we have more or less nuclear power? How should we respond to climate change? What policies most effectively reduce emissions? How could we pay for them?

These lively discussions and others are moderated by renowned energy scientist and communicator Dr. Scott Tinker. The show is produced, written and directed by Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Harry Lynch, creator of the celebrated PBS series Great Performances: Now Hear This and Stories of the Mind.

Guests include:

Former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernie Moniz

Former Undersecretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Steve Koonin

Best-selling author and founder of Environmental Progress, Michael Shellenberger

Stanford University Natural Gas Institute President, Naomi Boness

Ernst and Young Americas Industry Leader, Deborah Byers

EDF Chief Scientist and IPCC Lead Author, Dr. Steve Hamburg

Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Dan Yergin

RMI Carbon-Free Electricity Director, Leia Guccione

Bipartisan Policy Center Energy Policy Director, Sasha Mackler

Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement at Resources for the Future, Dr. Billy Pizer

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research President, Dr. Arjun Makhijani

among others

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