The Switch Interview

Dr. Lynn Orr

Stanford University Energy Program Director at the time of the interview

Two of Stanford University's energy leaders explore renewable energies, and challenges to their deployment and adoption. Real innovation is going to be necessary if we want to transform our energy system in such a way that we provide power for 9 billion people, but at the same time protect the planet.

Dr. Lynn Orr's Videos

Incorporating Renewables Into the System

Developing renewable energy that's dependable and low cost


Find out why geothermal energy is not necessarily a renewable...

Solar Power

High but falling cost, rising efficiency, and abundance

Managing Carbon

On capturing carbon and pumping it underground

Wind Power

The challenges of sufficient grid connection and the scale of...

The Future of Biofuels

The tradeoffs between biofuels being an inefficient but dense energy...

Demand and the Environment

A portfolio of energy resources is needed to meet rising...

Making the Energy Transition

The time to start the energy transition is now

Energy Solutions

A mixed portfolio, efficiency, and environmental impacts: the three characteristics...

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Vehicles

The cost of splitting hydrogen and lack of storage options...

Efficiency Options

Choosing fuel efficient cars and decreasing the number of miles...


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