Ed Crooks on incentivizing energy alternatives

The Five Thousand Pound Life: The Energy Issue, The Energy Issues Panel (Part 6)

May 10, 2014

Journalist Ed Crooks uses hard data to stress the realities of our dependence on oil. The world consumes 90 million barrels of oil each day while only 13% of our energy comes from renewable sources, the vast majority being dangerous and ineffective biomass. Crooks’ assertion that there is massive inertia in the world toward changing this system leads the panel to a discussion of incentivizing energy alternatives and changing the narrative of our endless appetite for oil.

Ed Crooks in the US Industry and Energy Editor at the Financial Times, where he also writes the Energy Source blog.

The Five Thousand Pound Life: The Energy Issue was a symposium on energy and architecture organized by The Architectural League and the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) in May 2014.

The Energy Issues panel brought together a diverse group of architects and academics along with a filmmaker and a journalist to each present an idea on energy through his or her particular lens.