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October 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
By Gretchen Bakke, PhD (Bloomsbury, 2016)
The grid is not just something we built, but something that grew with America, changed as our values changed, and gained its form as we developed as a nation. It is a machine, an infrastructure, a cultural artifact, a set of business practices, and an ecology.
The electric grid could be the biggest impediment to our renewable future. Renewables are changing our grid physically, economically, politically and philosophically. Who better to untangle this massive infrastructure than an anthropologist. Author Gretchen Bakke weaves together history, recent events, the disparate players, the public and policy to help us understand what has been called America’s biggest machine. Join us for a charged discussion of the grid’s important role in our on-going search for a more sustainable future.
Join us for an ensnaring discussion of this dynamic topic. All are welcome!
(even if you haven’t read the book)