Book Forum

A New Era for Energy?

November 14, 2003 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

1st floor/Wintergarden

Featuring Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Energy and Environmental Correspondent, The Economist and Author, Power to the People: How the Coming Energy Revolution Will Transform an Industry, Change Our Lives, and Maybe Even Save the Planet (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003).

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Is there an energy revolution in the works? Vijay Vaitheeswaran, energy and environmental correspondent for The Economist, thinks so. In his new book Power to the People, Vaitheeswaran argues that the global liberalization of energy markets, the growing popular appeal of environmentalism, and a surge in technological innovation will end the oil and coal age and usher in a radically new energy era characterized by Green “micropower.” Is Vaitheeswaran right? Come judge for yourself.