Here comes the sun? Geographical perspectives on the Caribbean renewable energy transition

Dr. Conor Harrison ’01, School of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of South Carolina will present this at this ENST and Geography Lecture. Refreshments provided.

Despite an abundance of wind and sun, Caribbean islands rely almost entirely on costly imported fossil fuels to produce electricity. The reliance on oil, in combination with inefficient generation and difficult island topography, results in electricity in that costs nearly three times that in the United States. Recent global climate change agreements, however, have placed islands at the forefront of discussions about transitioning to renewable energy. However, more than simply swapping one technology for another, this presentation demonstrates that attempts to understand energy transitions requires examination of how the spatiality of renewable energy technologies interacts with economic, social and political factors at local, national, and international scales.

Thursday, October 12 at 4:15pm

Ho Science Center, 238
1819 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

Topic

Sustainability, Academics, University Studies

Event Type

Lectures, colloquia, seminars, etc., Brown bags

Group

Environmental Studies Program

Contact E-mail

pgramlich@colgate.edu

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