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The Big Switch is Coming Back

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The Big Switch is Coming Back

We have a whole year of episodes coming up.

In the first five episodes of The Big Switch, we talked about cleaning up our electricity system–the power grid.

Next, host Dr. Melissa Lott will talk with experts about how to transform every other sector of the economy, including transportation, industry and buildings.

To slow climate change, we need to transform our buildings, our homes, cars, and the economy as quickly as possible. But how do we do it right?

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