Odinn Melsted is a postdoctoral researcher at Maastricht University with a specialization in energy history. He is currently working within the research project “Managing Scarcity and Sustainability” on the oil industry and its ties with environmentalism and alternative energy during the 1970s. Before that, he studied history at the University of Iceland and obtained his doctorate from the University of Innsbruck with a dissertation titled “Icelandic Energy Regimes: Fossil Fuels, Renewables and the Making of a Low-Carbon Energy Balance.”