Scott Tinker On “Switch” And The Future Of Energy

Dec 13, 2013

The documentary film Switch looks at how every major energy source is currently undergoing some sort of transformation. Those changes will affect how we produce and consume energy in the future.

Dr. Scott Tinker, a geologist at the University of Texas and the executive director of the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, traveled across the world to interview experts in the field of energy for the documentary. Instead of championing one energy source over others, Tinker looks at each one and highlights its benefits and downsides. Coal, for instance, is abundant and cheap but is not environmentally sound. The film has been praised by environmentalists and the fossil fuel industry alike.

Scott Tinker spoke with KRCU’s Jacob McCleland about “Switch,” hydraulic fracturing and much more.