The Great Struggle Over Energy

Title

The Great Struggle Over Energy

Authors

Michael Klare

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Description

Michael Klare, Five College professor of Peace and World Security Studies.

This lecture will explain how the world’s existing energy system, based on oil and other fossil fuels, will have to be replaced by a new one over the next 30 years or so due to resource scarcity and climate change. But as no known alternative can replace fossil fuels at the present time, there will be an intense struggle over the various contenders for this role – a struggle that will have immense consequences for the major energy firms, the major energy producers and consumers, and all human beings.

This event is jointly sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and Penn State University Dickinson School of Law and School of International Affairs.

Publication Date

11-9-2011

Keywords

Energy System, Oil, Fossil Fuels, Energy Firms

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