Beth Stratford edited the recent report on Tradable Energy Quotas for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil Peak Oil on Wikipedia). She is Energy and Finance Campaigner for Friends of the Earth Scotland, and an MSc student in Ecological Economics.
If information campaigns are inadequate for motivating behaviour change, and carbon price rises are regressive, is there another approach?
This lunchtime seminar will critically consider the role that Tradable Energy Quotas (TEQs) could play in shifting social norms, engaging ordinary people with the task of reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, and guaranteeing fairer access to energy when the going gets tough. It will also explore barriers to implementation – including issues of public perception and policy space – and try to identify useful areas for future research.
Lunchtime presentation and discussion
1:30 – 2:30pm 9th March 2011
Lecture Theatre D, Scottish Agricultural College, Edinburgh (Peter Wilson Building, Kings Building campus, EH9 3JG)
For thoughts about Peak Oil please also look at PLATFORM London’s blog.