Introducing Imre Szeman

Over the course of this century, we will need to undergo an energy transition—a shift from a global society still heavily dependent on fossil fuels to one using sustainable and renewable forms of energy. Transition will depend on more than just development of new technologies or shifts in government policy. Dr. Imre Szeman’s research shows that effective energy transition also requires social, political and cultural transition, with attention to the ways, both profound and subtle, that the energy riches of the past two centuries have shaped and influenced human cultural and social relations. ‘Energy humanities’—the field that Szeman’s work...

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