Energy Ethics 2020
4:00 PM 1 April - 5:15 PM 2 April 2020
University of St Andrews , University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
How can we best balance our need for energy with our concern for climate change? Is there room for morality in energy markets? What energy futures do we envision and how do we get there?
Global energy demand continues to rise. To meet this demand energy producers are increasingly relying on innovative methods of harvesting energy from fossil fuels, nuclear and renewable sources. At the same time, public concern about the impact of anthropogenic climate change is growing, alongside tense conflicts over the human and environmental impact of energy production, distribution, consumption and waste-handling. This energy predicament raises fundamental questions about what we consider to be right or good, and the kinds of energy futures we envision for ourselves, our communities, and future generations around the world.
Energy Ethics 2020 is a two-day event that will address these issues by bringing together artists, industry representatives, politicians, scholars and members of the ERC-funded Energy Ethics team, led by Dr Mette High in the Department of Social Anthropology at University of St Andrews.
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