OMNI's EARTH DAY/SPRINGFEST LECTURE will occur Saturday, May 2, 2-3 pm at Nightbird Books on Dickson St., complementing OMNI's solar display at the Walton Art Center's Rose Garden.
Title: “The Struggle for the Solar Future” by Richard Hutchinson
Richard N. Hutchinson
Elizabeth N. Larson, Clarence N. Larson, and Andrew M. Larson
Endowed Assistant Professor of Sociology
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA 71272
Date and Place: Saturday, May 2, 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Nightbird Books on Dickson St. (formerly Ozark Mt. Smokehouse)
Subject: How explain the development, organization, and functioning of the renewable energy transition? What theory best applies? Neomalthusian, which may be right but leads to fatalism? Ecological modernization, by which markets and technology solve the problems but lead to complacency? Or conflict theory, which alerts us to the realities of powerful interests attached to the status quo and of the need for the public to organize and struggle for the changes we desire.