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CLEAN ENERGY on the FAST TRACK: What does sustainability look like in a country with abundant renewable energy?

November 2, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A discussion with Icelandic author and documentary film director Andri Snær Magnason at MIT.

Environmentalists and industrialists alike are trying to save Iceland. This Nordic country has substantially more renewable energy than its citizens consume and, as its economy evolves, the emerging choices about energy projects and wilderness may diverge around different futures. Join Andri Snær Magnason, who changed the Icelandic national discourse with his book and film Dreamland. The New York Times calls Dreamland “a devastating polemic that puts Iceland’s environmental issues into a global perspective”. Magnason writes about terawatts, mega-projects, global corporations and economics in a way that the public and politicians take notice.

Please visit this site to view the Dreamland trailer:  <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvH8tl4y0KE&noredirect=1>

See more information on MIT’s Urban Studies website.

Details

Date:
November 2, 2012
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

MIT Urban Studies and Planning Dept
Website:
http://dusp.mit.edu/events

Venue

Massachusetts Istitute of Technology
Room 9-354, Cambridge, MA United States

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