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Postponed – Robert Bryce
March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unfortunately we have had to postpone our event with Robert Bryce for later in 2020. We plan on rescheduling the event for the summer, stay tuned.
In the ancient world it was guns, germs, and steel that determined the fates of people and nations; now, more than ever, it is electricity.
Global demand for power is doubling every two decades, but electricity remains one of the most difficult forms of energy to supply and do so reliably. Access to electricity is the defining inequality in the world today: some three billion people live in places where per-capita electricity use is less than what’s used by an average American refrigerator. How we close the enormous gap between the electricity rich and the electricity poor will affect everything from women’s rights and healthcare to warfare and climate change.
In A Question of Power, Robert Bryce tells the human story of electricity and explains why some countries have successfully electrified while so many others remain stuck in the dark. He shows how our cities, our money—our very lives—depend on reliable flows of electricity.
Electricity has fueled a new epoch in the history of civilization. A Question of Power explains how that happened, the power it holds for the future, and what we must do to sustain it.
Robert Bryce is the acclaimed author of five previous books, including Smaller, Faster, Lighter, Denser, Cheaper and Power Hungry. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and National Review. He is also the producer of a new feature-length documentary, Juice: How Electricity Explains the World.