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Seminar - Open to the Public

Emerging Energy Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Comparative State-level Media Analysis

Tue., May 13, 2008 | 9:30am - 11:00am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

This research explores state-level variation in perceptions of and discourse on carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and wind technology. The results are based primarily on comparative media analysis of state-level newspapers. The news media plays an important role in developing the public's perceptions of risks and benefits of emerging technologies because the media plays an interpretive function linking technical assessments of experts to the psychological assessments of laypersons. Different state-level perceptions of and discourse on risks and benefits of emerging energy technologies are likely contributing to energy technology deployment decisions.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come-first served basis.