It seems that since the last Aspen Environment Forum no one has solved the problem of how to provide carbonfree energy to 9 billion people by mid-century. But in fascinating new books, two journalists have grappled with the 21st Century Dilemma—or The Conundrum, as David Owen calls it—in ways that just might spark some new thinking in gridlocked brains. Is energy conservation a delusion? Does anything we do as individuals matter? Is solar power declining or thriving in the United States? Is natural gas really a bridge? The writers will discuss all this with representatives of one of America’s biggest electricity providers and one of the largest consumers of energy— the military—and with you.
Panelists Sharon Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, Department of Defense Maggie Koerth-Bakker, Science Editor, Boing Boing David Owen, Staff Writer, The New Yorker and Heather Quinley, Director, National Stewardship Strategy, Duke Energy
Moderator Alex Chadwick, Host and Senior Correspondent, BURN