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Global Energy Trends and Transitions

August 1, 2023 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

The worldwide energy sector is going through dramatic shifts in energy demand, end-uses, and sources. Population growth and economic growth are driving up total demand. Industrialization, urbanization, electrification and motorization are changing how we use energy. And a policy push for domestic, low-carbon and renewable fuels is changing our sources of energy. At the same time, we are entering an era where markets, technologies and policies are enabling dramatic increases in U.S. production of oil, gas, wind, solar and bioenergy that is affecting global economies, the environment, and our national security posture. In parallel, our energy and information sectors are merging to form smarter energy systems and more energy-intensive information systems. For this talk, Dr. Webber will give an entertaining and big-picture overview of global energy trends mixed in with humorous anecdotes, historical snippets, and unexpected examples that will give a surprising look into the future of energy.

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Date:
August 1, 2023
Time:
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.austinforum.org/august-1-2023.html

Organizer

Austin Forum on Technology & Society
Email
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Venue

Austin Energy Headquarters
4815 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723 United States
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