Inducing Demand: Why Consumer-Level Approaches to Conservation Often Fail
Dr. Richard York is a Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at the University of Oregon. He does both theoretical and empirical work in the areas of environmental sociology, ecological economics, animal studies, political economy, and the sociology of science.
His talk will discuss the various theoretical reasons why alternative energy sources often do not suppress fossil fuel use and why efficiency does not lead to conservation, as part of the Howard H. Baker Center's Energy and Environment Forum. An abstract for the talk can be found here.
This event is free and open to the public. Guests may park in the Vol Hall Garage at no cost by requesting a voucher from the Baker Center staff at the event. Directions to the Baker Center can be found here.
Thursday, March 7 at 1:00pm
Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Toyota Auditorium
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996