Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

Screening: The New Fire

April 16, 2018

5:30 p.m.

Cohon University Center, McConomy Auditorium

Join CMU’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation for a special, free screening of The New Fire at CMU. Stay for a discussion with Emmy-winning Director David Schumacher and Jessica Lovering, who's featured in the film. 

Documentary Synopsis

What can we do to mitigate climate change? Nuclear power has been vilified in popular culture and among much of the environmental community. Yet the next-generation reactors currently in development may actually be key to avoiding global catastrophe. The young entrepreneurs heading this energy revolution realize they’re up against more than the climate clock – they need to convince all of us that the new nuclear is safe and achievable. Filmed across four continents over the course of 22 months, Emmy-winning director David Schumacher’s film focuses on how the generation facing the most severe impact of climate change is fighting back with ingenuity and hope. THE NEW FIRE tells a provocative and startlingly positive story about a planet in crisis and the young heroes who are trying to save it.

This event is sponsored by the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at CMU, the CMU Energy Club, AB Films and the University of Pittsburgh Nuclear Engineering Program.