The Future of Energy
The Pardee Center assembled an international team of energy experts and asked them to answer the following question: What might the energy-society relationship look like in 2100?
- What cultural, social, political, economic, technological, moral and geopolitical forces will drive the energy transition that will have unfolded, or still be unfolding, by 2100?
- What is the overall level well being – however one defines it – in 2100, and what role has energy played in supporting it? What do international differences in well being and the energy-society relationship look like in 2100?
- How will the forces of globalization have shaped the energy/society relation that exists in 2100?
- How will the culturally grounded practices that shape energy use – family relations, gender, relations of production, the built environment, morals, etc. – be different in 2100?
- How will the stark differences in energy supply/use between developed and developing nations that currently exist have changed by 2100?
- What was the role the market versus government policy in driving the energy transition?
- What role will the environmental impacts associated with various energy systems play in producing the patterns of energy use that exist?
Related Pardee Center Events
Pardee House Seminar: Beyond the Energy Crisis
September 22, 2008. Seminar on the future of energy
Participants: Prof. Cutler Cleveland (Geography and Environment), Prof. Uday Pal (Engineering), Moeed Yusuf (Political Science). Moderator: Prof. Adil Najam (The Pardee Center).
Pardee House Seminar: Technology and Development
November 3, 2008. Seminar on the links between technology and development
Participants: Ahmed Hashmi (BP), Dr. Ashley Stevens (Office of Technology Development), Prof. Dilip Mookherjee (Economics). Moderator: Prof. Adil Najam (The Pardee Center).