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13:00 - 14:00 14 May 2015

How much energy does global prosperity need?


Gordon House 106 | 29 Gordon Square (link Map)
London | WC1H 0PP | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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Professor Paul Ekins, Director, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

The link between energy consumption and economic development is very clear in history, and only recently have some rich countries managed to decouple their use of energy from economic growth, but then at fairly high energy use per person. The need to reduce carbon emissions raises the question as to whether prosperity in the future will need as much energy as it has in the past. This Soundbite for the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity will explore that question.

Come along, bring your lunch and join in the debate.


Hannah Sender



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