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.
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