Crisis of the energy markets: experimentation and contention

The project of decarbonizing the energy system has a complex and tense relationship to the project of remaking the sector as a set of integrated price-forming and competitive markets. That tension has been heightened by recent crises in the supply of energy. In many instances, the two goals are simply incompatible. As a result, energy markets are the object of intensive rethinking, struggle, and experimentation. The rules of the market, the identity of the actors involved, even cultural framings of what markets are and what is expected of them are at stake. The liberalized market and planning are no longer described by a single axis but coexist in new configurations.

This workshop brings together scholars from economic sociology, market studies, science and technology studies, and energy policy to present and discuss original work dealing with many facets of change and conflict over energy markets.

To register: https://bit.ly/MarketCrisisRegistration

Organizers:

Ronan Bolton, Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh
Daniel Breslau, Science, Technology, and Society, Virginia Tech
Thomas Reverdy, Laboratoire PACTE, Grenoble Institute of Technology

Graduate Assistant:

Pratyusha Kiran, Department of Science, Technology, and Society, Virginia Tech

Sponsors:

  1. Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Virginia Tech
  2. Department of Science, Technology, and Society, Virginia Tech
  3. Laboratoire PACTE, Grenoble

Contact:

marketcrisis@vt.edu

Workshop Day 1 Schedule

Session 1: Market Crisis

Date: 2nd Feb 2023

Time: 8 am to 10 am (EST)

Session 2: Customers and citizens

Date: 2nd Feb 2023

Time: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (EST)

Workshop Day 2 Schedule

Session 3: States, markets, and climate

Date: 3rd Feb 2023

Time: 8 am to 10 am (EST)

Session 4: Energy commodities

Date: 3rd Feb 2023

Time: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (EST)

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