Energy Storage and Civilization

This is an early announcement for a forthcoming book co-authored with Graham Palmer, Energy Storage and Civilization: A Systems Approach. We completed the manuscript last Thursday, submitted it to the publisher, Springer, the same day, and they’ve already got a web page up here. Pretty impressive turnaround, and has me reflecting on the benefits of working with a large publisher versus self-publishing (as was the case for Carbon Civilisation and the Energy Descent Future). There’s definitely something to be said for being able to focus on the content, while leaving production, promotion and distribution to the experts.

So what is Energy Storage and Civilization all about? Here’s the blurb that Springer has put together:

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‘Carbon Civilisation’ launch event at Sustainable Living Festival

The Rescope Project is formally launching Carbon Civilisation and the Energy Descent Future at the 2019 Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne next week.

When: Friday 8 February, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Off the Grid, Birrarung Marr (between the Yarra River and Federation Square)

Entry is free

Sam and I will be joined by Dr Sangeetha Chandra-Shekeran, Deputy Director of University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute.

Sam and I will briefly introduce the book’s key themes, with Sangeetha providing context based on insights from her own research. Sangeetha will then moderate a conversation drawing on comments and questions from the audience.

We’re very much looking forward to lively, though-provoking and engaged audience contributions along the lines of past Rescope Project events, and aim to squeeze as much opportunity for this as we can from the time available.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the event for $25.00.

If you’re in Melbourne, we’d be delighted to have you with us, and if you can, please help us spread the word.

Full details are available via the SLF program at http://www.slf.org.au/event/carbon-civilisation/.