On Climate, Energy, and Texas
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Austin Public Library
701 W. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin TX

Less than a year since the big “Texas Freeze” and mere months since the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its most current—and most urgent—report, two Texas authors gather to examine the past, present, and future of alternative energy and its potential to avert disaster. Andy Bowman’s The West Texas Power Plant that Saved the World tells the story of an unassuming facility in Pecos County that could offer the blueprint for a renewable-energy future. Carey W. King’s The Economic Superorganism cuts through highly charged and seemingly incompatible narratives around economics and energy and provides a realistic understanding of this most complex of subjects.

Seats at Austin Central Library are limited and registration is required through the in-person link above. Virtual streaming options also available through the stream RSVP link.

  • Moderator: Matt Weldon, board member of Solar Austin, recent Electric Utility Commissioner for the City of Austin, staff member of the University of Texas at Austin
  • Format: This is a live, in-person event at Austin Central Library. Seats are limited and registration is required through the in-person link above. You can also watch it from home by clicking the Stream RSVP button instead.
  • Code of Conduct: Please refer to the code of conduct prior to attending in-person events.
  • Book(s): Click the book cover(s) below to purchase through BookPeople, Texas Book Festival’s partner bookseller. Your purchase helps support the author(s), independent bookselling, and the Texas Book Festival. Thank you.

Sponsored by Loewy Law Firm

Andy Bowman, Carey W. King, The West Texas Power Plant that Saved the World: Energy, Capitalism, and Climate Change, The Economic Superorganism: Beyond the Competing Narratives on Energy, Growth, and Policy


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