Talk and Q&A with Richard Martin ’80, author of “Coal Wars. The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet”
11 Nov 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Resident of Boulder, Richard Martin (Silliman ’80) is energy editor of MIT Technology Review, contributing editor for Wired, feature writer for Fortune, and energy blogger for Forbes.com. His book SuperFuel is a well-researched consideration of thorium as a safer, cleaner, and more abundant fuel source than uranium. His newly published, widely reviewed Coal Wars. The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet is an important contribution to understanding the consequences of our dependency and of the industry’s decline. Traveling to coal country in the U.S. and China, Martin draws a complex portrait of the industry’s impact on miners’ lives and livelihoods and on coal-energy production on carbon emissions: “This is not a book of policy nor polemic on the evils of coal. It’a a narrative on the front lines. Crafted as a series of journeys…” After a summary presentation of Coal Wars, Martin will open his talk to Q&A when lively discussion should ensue. This event should be of interest to energy and sustainability specialists as well as to the general public.
The location is the event space of the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado Building near Union Station in LoDo. The historic building is an award-winning facility and leader in sustainable design.
Tickets are $5.00 payable through PayPal or by check made out to Colorado Yale Association and mailed to P.O. Box 911, Denver, Colorado, 80201.
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