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News Release, Kansas Geological Survey, Oct. 15, 2011


An Innovative Film on the Earth's Energy, from Northern Alberta Oil Sands to West Texas Wind, from Iceland to Qatar and Shale Gas to Solar

A One-Night Showing

Cohosted by the KU Department of Geology, Department of Geography, and the Kansas Geological Survey

Where and When:

About "Switch"

Featured at environmental film festivals around the world, "Switch" and its balanced and pragmatic solution for our energy future have been embraced by both environmental groups and the energy industry. In the film, energy visionary Scott Tinker takes us to 27 energy sites in 11 countries where oil, solar, natural gas, wind, geothermal, nuclear, biofuel, and hydroelectric resources are produced, processed, or put into production.

Director of the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Tinker explores the world's leading energy sites, many highly restricted and never before seen on film. Included are:

Tinker gets straight answers from the people driving energy today, international leaders of government, industry, and academia. Among the 53 individuals interviewed are energy company CEOs, top executives and plant managers, successful entrepreneurs, directors of government agencies and NGOs, and leading scientists from top tier academic institutions.

A Panel Discussion will follow the film.

Links of interest to this article:
To view a trailer
Switch Energy Project website

Story by Cathy Evans, (785) 864-2195.

Kansas Geological Survey, Public Outreach