Tonight the Maine chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and ReVision Energy are hosting a showing of the movie Switch at the Portland Public Library.
Switch, a 2009 documentary produced by Harry Lynch and geologist Dr. Scott Tinker, describes some of the changes affecting the production and consumption of energy resources around the world. From coal and oil, to nuclear power and renewable resources, to energy efficiency, the way society produces and converts fuels and other energy resources into useful power is shifting. These changes are driven by advances in technology, as well as market and regulatory forces. The movie features visits to places including a coal mine, geothermal power plant, and a hydropower station, coupled with interviews with industry and regulatory leaders about how they are responding to these forces.
Following the movie, the hosts have asked me to give a brief presentation on Maine's portfolio of energy resources and to answer questions from the audience. I'm looking forward to the event!