Andrews | 1-2 April 2020 | Art | Presentations| Panel Discussion
How can we best balance our
need for energy with our concern for climate change? Is there room for morality
in energy markets? What energy futures do we envision and how do we
Global energy demand
continues to rise. To meet this demand energy producers are increasingly
relying on innovative methods of harvesting energy from fossil fuels, nuclear
and renewable sources. At the same time, public concern about the impact of
anthropogenic climate change is growing, alongside tense conflicts over the
human and environmental impact of energy production, distribution, consumption
and waste-handling. This energy predicament raises fundamental questions about
what we consider to be right or good, and the kinds of energy futures we
envision for ourselves, our communities, and future generations around the
It is our pleasure to invite you to Energy Ethics 2020. This
two-day event will address these issues by bringing together artists, industry
representatives, politicians, scholars and members of the ERC-funded Energy
Ethics team, led by Dr Mette High in the Department of Social Anthropology at
University of St Andrews.
What you can look forward to at Energy Ethics 2020:
1 April – The Art of Energy, the Byre Theatre
- The Art of Energy Competition will
showcase artists’ creative conceptualizations of our climate-energy
predicament and visions of life with energy.
- The Arts and Energy Reception.
- Documentary screening of the “End of an Era?”
with Q&A with the filmmaker Paloma Yáñez Serrano.
2 April – Energy Ethics 2020 Symposium, Parliament Hall
- Presentations by members the Energy Ethics Team on their ethnographic work at field sites around the world.
- Key Note Speakers will include Prof Tobias Haller and Prof Hirokazu Miyazaki.
- The International Energy Industry Panel will provide the opportunity to hear perspectives from industry leaders on energy industry challenges, opportunities, and the road ahead.
- Networking opportunities – meet and discuss with participants, presenters and special guests to widen your networks and horizons.
We look forward to seeing
you at Energy Ethics 2020 – a fantastic opportunity for conversation,
reflection and the exchange of ideas between people in industry, policy,
academia and the arts.
Attendance is free but
the deadline to register is 20 March 2020. You
can register online at: https://eesymposium2020.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/.
For further details, please
contact the organizers Anna Rauter and Dr Sean Field at firstname.lastname@example.org.