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Switch On Documentary Available Now

April 8, 2020

Presenting: The new global energy documentary from Switch Energy Alliance, Switch On!

Texas Tech University Holds Switch On Screening

March 19, 2020

The Texas Tech University School of Law’s Energy Law Program hosted a screening of Switch Energy Alliance’s second film, Switch On, on March 9, 2020.

Switch Energy Alliance Begins Shooting Museum Film

December 23, 2019

SEA is in the production stage of a new short film that demonstrates the importance of energy in our lives.

State Electric Cooperative Associations - Tinker Talks

December 11, 2019

Dr. Scott Tinker spoke to a number of state electric cooperative associations. Electric cooperatives are private, independent electric utilities, owned by the members they serve. The public perception of the energy landscape is providing challenges to U.S. electric cooperatives. Dr. Tinker provided an overview of the global energy scene.

University of Houston–Clear Lake Holds Switch Screening

December 3, 2019

The University of Houston-Clear Lake hosted a screening of SEA’s first film, Switch.

Shale Insight Conference in Pittsburgh, PA

October 20, 2019

Next week's Shale Insight 2019 conference in Pittsburgh, PA, will include featured speakers Scott W. Tinker, Bureau Director, and President Donald J. Trump.

Switch Energy Case Competition

September 27, 2019

Switch Energy Alliance is reaching out to universities to launch annual energy case competitions.

The TAC is Back!

September 19, 2019

SEA's Teacher Advisory Council returns this fall to develop energy content.

SEA Presents to AP Environmental Science Teachers at AP National Conference

July 24, 2019

SEA recently participated in the Advanced Placement Annual National Conference. SEA spoke to AP Environmental Science teachers about SEA’s new AP Environmental Science web-based energy curriculum and worked with teachers to perform a hands-on solar photovoltaic lab.

AP Environmental Science Teacher Workshop

July 23, 2019

SEA hosted nine elite AP Environmental Science teachers to develop innovative, interactive energy curriculum.

Scott Tinker Speaks Before 300 AP Environmental Science Teachers

July 1, 2019

SEA’s Chairman, Scott Tinker, spoke to over 300 Advanced Placement Environmental Science high school teachers, emphasizing the importance of critical thinking when analyzing energy issues.

Derek Tinker and Bill Hays Speak at Austin Rotary Club About Pursuing a Smart Energy Future

June 10, 2019

Derek Tinker and Bill Hays, SEA employees, spoke at the Austin Rotary Club about pursuing a smart energy future.

Scott Tinker Speaks at AIPN Summit on Energy Poverty and Switch On

May 28, 2019

Scott Tinker spoke about energy poverty and SEA’s upcoming film Switch On at the recent AIPN Summit.

Switch Energy Alliance Presents at Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering STEM Competition

April 27, 2019

Switch Energy Alliance recently participated in the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) State STEM Competition by speaking to the TAME teachers about SEA’s new AP Environmental Science web-based energy curriculum and by providing an entertaining and educational energy presentation to the approximately 300 middle school and high school students competing in the event.

Filming Switch On In Vietnam – Scott Tinker Meets Phúc

April 24, 2019

Scott Tinker has a touching moment with a resilient Vietnamese woman named Phúc while filming the upcoming documentary, Switch On.

Scott Tinker Speaks On Sustainable Energy Transitions at Oklahoma City University

April 15, 2019

Global energy concerns and the need for objective solutions to address energy poverty and global emissions were some of the topics discussed by Scott Tinker during a presentation at Oklahoma City University on April 15, 2019.

UT’s Switch Energy Club Hosts Successful Energy Case Competition

April 6, 2019

The Switch Energy Club Chapter at the University of Texas held a highly successful Energy Case Competition on April 6, 2019. Sixteen teams of 4 UT students had one week to develop strategies for energy security in either Nepal or Kenya. Congratulations to the UT Chapter of the Switch Energy Club, the 16 teams, numerous judges, and supporting organizations for an amazing Switch Energy Case Competition!

Gunchukwa Colombia Solar Power Installation

February 16, 2019

SEA installed a solar-powered system in the village of Gunchukwa, Colombia, capable of providing power to seven communal buildings. The mission brought “first light” to the Arhuacan people in Gunchukwa. The installation was filmed by Arcos Films and will be used in the upcoming feature-length documentary Switch On to increase awareness of the vast number of people who live with little or no electricity (called energy poverty) and enlighten the public on the issue of lack of energy access.


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