We are delighted to announce that acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky will be providing the online celebration of the 2021 Arts Foundation Futures Awards with imagery from his extraordinary work focused on the Anthropocene! Inspired by our award in Environmental Writing and our sustainably minded Finalists for our Materials Innovation Award, this year’s Awards will include how creativity can also address issues around the climate crisis, with Special Guest and Environmentalist Lily Cole.
To attend the Awards ceremony, get your ticket here!
The image in this post is of Cerro Prieto Geothermal Power Station in Baja California, Mexico (photographed in 2012). It is the world’s largest complex of geothermal power stations in terms of overall size and the second-largest in terms of energy output. Geothermal power is considered to be a sustainable, renewable source of energy because the heat extraction is small compared with the Earth’s heat content. The greenhouse gas emissions of geothermal electric stations are on average 45 grams of carbon dioxide per kilowatt-hour of electricity, or less than 5 percent of that of conventional coal-fired plants.
Photograph by Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Flowers Gallery, London / Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto.