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Energy Switch | December 2022
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Energy Saving Technology

This energy and climate point-counterpoint talk show featuring America's leading experts, moderated by energy scientist and television host Dr. Scott Tinker. Lively, balanced, but at times conflicting discussions. Non-partisan, researched and vetted. Tightly edited, fast-paced and rich with content.

ENERGY SWITCH
RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 10 PM

Climate change is affecting everyday lives. Record-breaking temperatures, melting ice and more frequent coastal flooding are just some of the intensifying risks communities face as the globe continues to warm. Dr. Steve Koonin, a former U.S. Secretary of Science, and Dr. Michael Greenstone, Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, describe the impacts of climate change.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/14/2022 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 12/20/2022 @ 4:30 AM

ENERGY SWITCH
FUTURE OF NATURAL GAS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 10 PM

Hydraulic fracturing made gas abundant, which made it cheap. This allowed gas to replace coal in our power sector. Though gas has lower carbon emissions, it's still not carbon-free. Dr. Naomi Boness, Managing Director of the Natural Gas Initiative at Stanford University, and Rachel Fakhry, Analyst for the Climate and Clean Air programs at the National Resources Defense Council, discuss the issues.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/21/2022 @ 10 PM

ENERGY SWITCH
SOLAR AND WIND POWER THE WORLD? (PART 1)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 10 PM

In many countries, solar and wind are the cheapest new generation to install, though they provide just 4% of global electricity today. Scaling up 25X would be an extraordinary challenge, but they make power without carbon. Could wind and solar one day power the world, or not? Robert Bryce, a best-selling author, and Leia Guccione, Managing Director of Carbon-Free Electricity at RMI, discuss the issues.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 12/28/2022 @ 10 PM