Scott Tinker Speaks On Sustainable Energy Transitions at Oklahoma City University

Back to News
April 15, 2019

Scott Tinker, Chairman of Switch Energy Alliance, spoke to an audience at Oklahoma City University on April 15, 2019. During his presentation, “Sustainable Energy Transitions", Scott discussed the 2.5 billion people in the world who have little or no access to electricity, living in what is called energy poverty. Scott noted the correlation between energy poverty and economic poverty. He noted that energy will not end poverty, but we cannot end poverty without energy.

Using public-sourced data, Scott showed how many developed countries are lowering their carbon dioxide emissions, but emissions are climbing in developing countries, such as China, which are assuming a large share of the world’s manufacturing. The developed countries are essentially moving their emissions to developing countries. Scott also relied on data to show that renewable energy sources alone will not be able to grow quickly enough to solve the world’s need for energy, or address climate change in the time frame the climate models say are needed. He noted the importance of an energy-educated public armed with the objective information needed to make smart energy decisions.


Latest News

Switch On Documentary Available Now

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

Texas Tech University Holds Switch On Screening

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

Switch Energy Alliance Begins Shooting Museum Film

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

Dr. Scott Tinker spoke to a number of state electric cooperative associations. Electric cooperatives are private, independent electric utilities, owned...


  

Rate this Video

Scott Tinker, Chairman