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Sustainability and Renewable Energy in the Alps

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning eight countries, the Alps are widely recognized as one of the world’s most iconic, idyllic destinations. Less known is their important role as a source of clean power for Europe throughout the twentieth century. This panel discussion focuses on the history of renewable energy production in the Alps and the lessons these mountains hold for a sustainable future.

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Speakers

Marc Landry is an environmental historian of modern Europe, with a regional focus on Central Europe. His research interests center on the environmental history of 19th and 20th-century Europe, particularly the environmental contexts of industrialization and the two world wars. As Associate Director of Center Austria, he co-edits the annual journal series Contemporary Austrian Studies.

Patrick Kupper is Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Innsbruck. His main fields of interest are the history of environment, technology, and knowledge in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He received his PhD from the University of Zurich in 2003 and his Habilitation from ETH Zurich in 2011. He has published on the history of conservation, environmentalism, nuclear energy, natural sciences, and higher education.

Anna-Katharina von Krauland is a PhD student in the Atmosphere/Energy Program of the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Stanford University. Her research focuses on optimizing and expediting the process of wind farm siting. She has helped lead the Energy Policy Community of the Stanford Energy Club, allowing students to gain exposure to the policy side of the energy industry, and currently also leads the Stanford Austria Club.


This event is organized by the UC Berkeley Institute for European Studies. Co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, UC Berkeley.

Details

Date:
April 29
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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