Energy Economics | The Geo-politics of Energy | The Shale Oil Revolution | Environmental Policies and Practices | Climate Change | Renewable Energy
Energy is a driving force that literally fuels our modern economies. Its location has determined social settlements and its extraction has impacted our environment. That impact once was thought to be local in nature, the result of its removal and transport to locations with demand. More recently evidence has accumulated to support claims that impacts once thought to be local actually are more global in nature, and less reversible than assumed. There is much debate surrounding this evidence, and we invite presenters to contribute to our understanding of emerging energy sources such as solar power, current energy-related issues such as fracking, the delicate interplay between energy and the environment, and the available evidence regarding global warming.