Energy Capitals Conference


Energy Capitals

The Energy Capitals workshop will involve energy historians and other energy experts from across the United States and around the world. Energy capitals are cities/regions with strong roles in energy production, distribution, and/or technology, and include places such as Houston, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Baton Rouge and Oak Ridge (USA); Calgary (Canada); Perth (Australia); Stavanger (Norway); Port Gentil (Gabon); and Tampico (Mexico). This status of energy capital has helped transform regional economies, driven infrastructure development, shaped labor markets and educational institutions, and often imposed high costs in terms of environmental quality and public health.

  • When: May 21-22, 2010
  • Where: University of Houston - Central Campus
    4800 Calhoun Road
    Houston, TX 77004
  • Contact Information -
    • Dr. Martin Melosi
      Distinguished University Professor of History
      Director of the Center for Public History
    • Kristin Deville
      Program Coordinator
    • Julie Cohn
      Research Fellow

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant No. SES-0924742
Funding is also provided by the University of Houston Office of Research