From environmental to security concerns, everything seems to boil down to energy – how much, where from and what type? It’s clear that we need more, as energy is essential for everything; from nightlife, to running computers and homes, to industry and transport. There are still millions of people worldwide without electricity and new fears of ‘black outs’ in the West. But will producing more make for a better life or accelerate the destruction of the planet? In this fiery debate filmed at the Battle of ideas, the speakers don’t hold back on whether we should consume less or produce more.
- Book by Joe Kaplinsky & James Woudhuysen: Energ!se
- Article by Andrew Porter: Britain facing blackouts for first time since 1970s