Energy in an Uncertain World with Dr. Jennifer Richter
December 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmFREE
With the advent of modern technology energy can be affordable, accessible, and sustainable for all Arizonans. However accessibility to sustainable energy is not just about technology, but also about the values and ideals that a society has about access to energy. What are the values that are driving energy production and distribution in today’s world? Who has access to sustainable, affordable energy and who does not? What is the impact of unequal access to sustainable resources? Join us for a FRANK Talk examining the history of energy production in Arizona, and exploring potential ideas, policies, programs, and technologies that will shape the production of energy in the future.
This program is cohosted by Coolidge Public Library. This is an in-person event.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Dr. Jennifer Richter is an assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and School of Social Transformation. Her research interests are at the intersections of science and society, especially how federal policies are enacted locally. By examining how science and technology policies collide with local expectations and understanding of their environments and economies, Dr. Richter explores the different scales of technologies and policies and their effects on people. Dr. Richter focuses on energy justice, specifically in relation to nuclear and renewable energy production, and how production affects different communities.