Nuclear Matinee – Nuclear 101 from the Switch Energy Project

August 2, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe

Switch is a documentary on the worldwide future of energy directed by Harry Lynch and produced by Arcos Films, released in 2012.  Dr. Scott Tinker of the University of Texas takes viewers on a global tour of energy sites and facilities to explore the next energy transition of our civilization - the point at which energy derived from fossil fuels, versus from "everything else," switch places in terms of providing the majority of world energy.  The film posits that this enormous, colossal transition is likely to occur within 50 years.

In addition, the Switch Energy Project website is host to over 300 short videos and expert interviews on every kind of energy topic.  The "nuclear" category alone is very impressive.

The film and the Switch Energy Project attempt a level-headed, scientific view of energy sources and options.  So, how does nuclear energy fare?  Let's take a look:

Thanks to Arcos Films for producing and sharing this video

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