EVENT POSTPONED: The Energy Crisis Revisited: the 1970s and 2010s in Comparison
29/04/2014, 17:30 - 19:30
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to postpone this event and we aim to reschedule in the new semester.
Professor Andrew Barry, Chair of Human Geography, University College London
Hosted by the School of Planning and Geography’s Innovation and Engagement Unit
Numerous parallels can be drawn between the ‘energy crisis’ that lasted throughout the mid to late 1970s and the growing preoccupation with the politics of energy today: consumers suffer from high prices; escalating controversy about the safety of key technologies; growing interest in local and sustainable sources of energy production; investment in energy efficiency; concerns about energy security and resource scarcity; and recognition of the relation between the production of energy and wider geopolitical tensions.
In this talk Professor Barry will examine both the parallels and significant differences between the ‘energy crisis’ of the 1970s and the politics of energy today, and consider the extent to which our intellectual and political responses to the crisis of the 1970s still inform and should inform our response to the energy question.
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