Storming the Ivory Tower
The oil shock of 1973 transformed the global energy picture. As lines of automobiles snaked down the street awaiting their turn at the pumps,the realization dawned that plentiful, cheap energy was not something to be taken for granted. Many governments and leaders in the petroleum industry began asking scientific questions about fossil energy and alternative energy sources. And it is to this environment that the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah traces its roots.