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America’s Energy Gamble: People, Economy and Planet
March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join us online as Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses the major points from her new book, America’s Energy Gamble: People, Economy and Planet. Gamper-Rabindran’s book dissects the Trump administration’s energy policy and how the country can return to an energy transition that benefits both the economy and the environment. Despite the damage done, this book lays out how Americans can still change course and transition away from oil and gas dependency, while protecting workers and communities.
This event is taking place online only. Pre-registration is required.
Shanti Gamper-Rabindran is a Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. She also served as the August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Gamper-Rabindran’s book, “America’s Energy Gamble: People, Economy and Planet,” (Cambridge University Press 2022) details how political, financial and legal institutions entrench fossil fuel dependency, but how efforts to shift to renewable energy are gaining traction. Her edited volume, “The Shale Dilemma: A Global Perspective on Fracking and Shale Development,” (University of Pittsburgh Press 2018) details the United States pursuit of shale development and the impacts of shale extraction. It also compares the decisions of Germany and France to eschew shale development and those of England (initially), Poland, China, Argentina and South Africa to pursue shale development. Her earlier work focuses on risk management in the chemical sector (e.g. the impacts of regulatory, disclosure and corporate social responsibility programs on pollution, industrial accidents and worker exposure to chemicals), and the economic benefits from remediating hazardous waste sites.