Dan Sperling discusses new energy forms in upcoming documentary

By Jonathan Mao • UC Davis 2014

Daniel Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, is one of the top energy experts featured in a new energy documentary titled “Switch.”

Sperling assesses the use of electric vehicles, including hybrids and plug-in hybrids. In addition, Sperling discusses the forthcoming transition from older forms of energy to more sustainable forms, and predicts which energy sources will be most prominent during this shift.

A free screening of “Switch” was hosted by the UC Davis Department of Geology on Tuesday, April 23. Scott W. Tinker, one of the film’s producers, introduced the film and answered questions afterwards. Tinker is director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin.

To view the trailer for “Switch,” visit: http://www.switchenergyproject.com/aboutfilm.php

For more about the film, including screening schedules, visit: http://www.switchenergyproject.com/index.php


Photo: A scene in “Switch” where Dan Sperling (left) talks with Scott W. Tinker, the narrator and co-producer of the film