EVENT: Energy Switch Screening & Discussion

Energy Switch Promo


As part of The University of Texas at Austin’s Free Speech Week, the Jackson School of Geosciences is hosting a public screening of four episodes of the PBS energy and climate talk show “Energy Switch.” Each episode will be followed by a short discussion between the show’s director/producer Harry Lynch and host/moderator Scott Tinker. Tinker is also the director of the Jackson School of Geosciences Bureau of Economic Geology and the founder of the Switch Energy Alliance.

The screening is on Wednesday, Oct.18, from 9:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. in JGB 3.222 and is open to all. The event is free and no advance registration required.

On each episode of Energy Switch, Tinker welcomes expert guests to discuss important topics in energy and climate and model free speech, civil dialogue and critical thinking.

Attendees are welcome to stop by for a single episode or stay for the whole event.

Event Schedule

9:15 a.m. Students on the Future of Energy

9:40-9:55 a.m. dialogue

10:00 a.m. Good News About Climate Change

10:25-10:40 a.m. dialogue

10:45 a.m. Batteries for Car and Grids Part 1

11:10-11:25 a.m. dialogue

11:30 a.m.  Carbon Capture and Storage

11:55-12:10 p.m. dialogue


For more information, contact: Anton Caputo, Jackson School of Geosciences, 210-602-2085;  Monica Kortsha, Jackson School of Geosciences, 512-471-2241.