The Future of Energy
EDITED BY EVELINE KOLIJN
Foreword by Chris Turner
"We need stories by the fire—essays, poems, art, fiction, all of it—to help guide and inspire us.”
—Chris Turner, Author of How to Be a Climate Optimist
In Reimagining Fire, environmentally conscientious artists, writers, and poets share their perspectives on energy transition. How can we envision the future? What actual options are already there? How do we adapt? What are the problems, and what are the challenges? These questions and topics about sustainable energy are discussed around the world. Alberta, being Canada’s oil province, serves as a microcosm of the challenges and opportunities the world faces in decarbonizing society. This makes the Alberta story a global story. Eveline Kolijn, editor and curator of the project, connected the artists, writers and poets in this book with a network of experts and influencers from Canada’s Energy Futures Lab. Stories and art from these collaborations bring forth ideas in this book that are both inspiring and thought provoking. Expanding the environmental theme of the book into the method of its manufacture, the text paper, covers, and inks used in the book are from the most sustainable and compostable sources presently possible, saving 5 full-grown trees, 1,630 litres of water, 2.1 gigajoules of energy, 8.2 kg. of solid waste and 1,000 kg. of greenhouse gases. The jacket cover is not laminated with plastic.