Walt Patterson On Energy

Toward a worldview: Energy 21 introduction

In 2000 the Institute of Energy, now the Energy Institute, in London awarded me its annual Melchett Medal. For the medal presentation, at the London Planetarium on 22 June 2000, I delivered the Melchett lecture, which I called Energy 21: Making The World Work. In the original version I included a passing compliment to the reported energy service activities of Enron. It subsequently proved misleading, as did so much else about Enron, and I have removed it. The lecture, however, still summarizes succinctly my approach to energy in human society.

You can find the updated 2005 version of Energy 21 here.

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