The founding director of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) at Johns Hopkins University will discuss the global transition to renewable energy at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26 at the University of Houston.
Johannes Urpelainen, co-author of the recent “Renewables: The Politics of a Global Energy Transition” and an expert on international energy policy, argues that political institutions have been ineffective at stopping energy practices that damage the planet.
The talk is sponsored by the Hobby School of Public Affairs at UH, which works with ISEP on research projects involving access to affordable energy and sustainable development.
Pablo Pinto, director of the Center for Public Policy at the Hobby School, said Urpelainen will talk about his latest book, which looks at the rapid growth of wind and solar power.
“Using modern methods of political analysis and persuasively crafted case studies, he describes how after the 1973 oil crisis and the subsequent rise of oil prices, some pioneering governments have reaped important economic and political gains by investing in the development of alternative energy sources,” Pinto said.
WHO: Johannes Urpelainen, founding director of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy
Policy at Johns Hopkins University
WHERE: Skyline Room, Student Center South, University of Houston. Parking across the street
in the Welcome Center garage. Map
WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26
MEDIA CONTACT: Jeannie Kever, 713-743-0778; m – 713-504-3769; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover photo: Getty Images