Power to the People: Energy Futures and Tradeoffs
July 13, 2015
About this Summinar
As developing countries escape poverty and march toward prosperity, more people than ever are using energy – to power their homes, schools, hospitals, businesses, and connect to the global economy.
How will we provide more energy while still protecting our environment? Hosted by Swedish economist and author Johan Norberg, Power to the People explores how innovation and new technologies are providing answers to our world's growing energy needs.
From a solar facility in Morocco to wind farms in England, from a hydraulic fracturing site in Pennsylvania to a trucking company in Florida that is converting its fleet to natural gas, Power to the People examines how innovators from around the world are finding new, creative, and cost-effective solutions to our planet’s growing energy challenges.
Date & Place
Monday, July 13
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Art Building
This seminar will feature the documentary film "Power to the People" with Johan Norberg, a production of Free to Choose Media. Discussion will follow.
Cost per person
About the Leader
Tom Skinner is Senior Executive Producer at Free to Choose Media, a television production company founded on the ideas of the late Milton Friedman. Mr. Skinner was Executive Producer and co-writer of programs distributed by PBS, APT and NETA to public television stations nationwide, among them The Power of Choice: The Life and Ideas of Milton Friedman, The Ultimate Resource, “Turmoil and Triumph: The George Shultz Years, and Testing Milton Friedman.
Tom served as Co-Executive Producer of 16 seasons of National Geographic Specials, the Emmy award-winning Planet Earth and The Infinite Voyage. Tom served as Executive Producer of over 150 programs broadcast nationally on PBS, among them the ten highest rated programs in the history of PBS.
Tom has 45 years of experience in public and commercial broadcasting and has written several series for TBS, A&E and Discovery. Tom taught at the University of Michigan and at San Diego State University. He is the recipient of four Emmy awards, three Peabody Awards, a Dupont/Columbia award and was Director of the Academy Award winning film Journey Into Self. Tom is married to Marlis Mann and they reside in Suttons Bay and Leland.