Library EventECO Book Discussion: The Grid by Gretchen Bakke

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Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

03/20/2021 4:00pm 03/20/2021 5:00pm ECO Book Discussion: The Grid by Gretchen Bakke Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Iowa City Public Library for a discussion of The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future by Gretchen Bakke. America’s electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present. It’s not just that the grid has grown old and is now in dire need of basic repair. Today, as we invest great hope in new energy sources--solar, wind, and other alternatives--the grid is what stands most firmly in the way of a brighter energy future. If we hope to realize this future, we need to re-imagine the grid according to twenty-first-century values. Cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke unveils the many facets of America's energy infrastructure, its most dynamic moments and its most stable ones, and its essential role in personal and national life. Copies of The Grid are available both in print from the Iowa City Public Library and on Libby and Overdrive for patrons of the Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty Libraries. Registration is required to receive the zoom details for this event. This event is open to all. Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

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Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Iowa City Public Library for a discussion of The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future by Gretchen Bakke.

America’s electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present. It’s not just that the grid has grown old and is now in dire need of basic repair. Today, as we invest great hope in new energy sources--solar, wind, and other alternatives--the grid is what stands most firmly in the way of a brighter energy future. If we hope to realize this future, we need to re-imagine the grid according to twenty-first-century values. Cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke unveils the many facets of America's energy infrastructure, its most dynamic moments and its most stable ones, and its essential role in personal and national life.

Copies of The Grid are available both in print from the Iowa City Public Library and on Libby and Overdrive for patrons of the Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty Libraries.

Registration is required to receive the zoom details for this event. This event is open to all.

This event is open to the public.

Cosponsor

Cosponsor Organization: Green Iowa AmeriCorps of Iowa City; Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center

Cosponsor Name: Megan Hill

Cosponsor Phone: 319-339-5399