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Past Event

Journalist Robert Bryce: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations

Robert Bryce is a Texas-based author, journalist, film producer and public speaker. Over the past three decades, his articles have appeared in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, National Review, Field & Stream and The Austin Chronicle. His documentary, Juice: How Electricity Explains the World premiered in 2019, and his new book also focuses on electricity.

Bryce asserts that although global demand for power is doubling every two decades, electricity remains one of the most difficult forms of energy to supply and do so reliably. Today, he says, some three billion people are still living in places where per capita electricity use is less than what’s used by an average American refrigerator. Bryce says that how we close the enormous gap between the electricity rich and the electricity poor will affect everything from women’s rights and health care to warfare and climate change. Come hear a fascinating conversation about the human story of electricity and what it means for our future.


Robert Bryce photo by Lorin Bryce

April 2, 2020

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Robert Bryce

Author, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations; Twitter @pwrhungry


6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. book signing