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Bio: Robert Bryce has been writing about energy, power, innovation, and politics for three decades. He is the host of the Power Hungry Podcast and the acclaimed author of six books, including most recently, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations. His articles have appeared in a myriad of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Forbes. He has given more than 350 invited or keynote lectures to groups ranging from the Marines Corps War College to the Sydney Institute and has appeared on numerous media outlets ranging from Fox News to Al Jazeera. Bryce is also the producer of a new feature-length documentary: Juice: How Electricity Explains the World, which is available on iTunes, Amazon Prime, and numerous other streaming services. He lives in Austin with his wife, Lorin.
Abstract: The defining inequality in the world today is the vast disparity between the electricity rich and the electricity poor. About 3 billion people now live in places where per-capita electricity use is less than what’s used by an average American refrigerator. In this talk, Robert Bryce will talk about his latest book, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations, and his new feature-length documentary, Juice: How Electricity Explains the World. He will explain why electricity has transformed humanity like no other form of energy and discuss the enormous challenge of providing electricity to the billions who are still living in dire energy poverty. He will also show how rural electrification supercharged the American economy, spotlight the fuels that will power the electric grids of the future, and explain why, in the 21st century, power equals power.
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