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EVENT POSTPONED: The Energy Crisis Revisited: the 1970s and 2010s in Comparison

Professor Andrew Barry, Chair of Human Geography, University College London
Tuesday 29th April 2014 - 5:30pm
Glamorgan Building Committee Rooms

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to postpone this event and aim to reschedule in the new semester.

Hosted by the 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 I 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.