Feb. 27, 2024

Energy vs Climate podcast: How the history of energy transitions can inform our future

A conversation with Dr. Petra Dolata, PhD, Faculty of Arts


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In this episode, Dr. Petra Dolata, PhD, associate professor in the Department of History, Faculty of Arts discusses the history of energy transitions & what we can learn from the past, including data on historical transitions such as lessons of de-industrialization in the Ruhr region of Germany.

Energy vs Climate is a live, interactive webinar, a podcast, and occasional newsletter where energy experts Dr. David Keith, PhD; Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon, PhD, associate professor, Department of Earth, Energy and Environment, Faculty of Science; and Ed Whittingham break down the trade-offs and hard truths of the energy transition in Alberta, Canada, and beyond.

Listen to the podcast episode, History vs Energy, or watch it on YouTube below. Subscribe to the series, Energy vs Climate.  

Season 5 of Energy vs. Climate is produced with support from UCalgary’s Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the university’s Global Research Initiative.