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Cancelled: Brown Bag Seminar: Patrick Kupper - A missed opportunity? Dealing with the environmental and energy crisis in the 1970s

Welcome to a lunch seminar with researcher Patrick Kupper. His talk will examine the short and long-term effects of energy crises on energy policies, followed by a conversation with the audience.

Time: Tue 2023-10-24 12.00 - 13.00

Location: Big seminar room, Teknikringen 74D (floor 5)

Language: English

Participating: Patrick Kupper, Professor of Economic and Social History, University of Innsbruck, Austria

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When OAPEC decided to cut its oil production during the Yom Kippur War in 1973, world crude oil prices started to soar. The rise in energy prices was accompanied by stagnating economic performance, high inflation rates and fears of absolute energy shortage. This so-called first oil price crisis, moreover, met with rampant debates on environmental pollution, energy dependence, and limits to growth in the face of finite resources.

In his presentation, Kupper will examine how this historical coincidence affected energy policy in both the short and long term. Did the 1970s mark the beginning of the turn towards a more sustainable energy supply? Or was this turn missed in those years?

Vegan sandwiches are served for everyone that register!