“A sneak peek at a clean energy future” is the theme of the Environmental Science, Policy and Engineering (ESPE) Winter Seminar Series.
The series, now in its 21st year, is a focal point of the ESPE program's curriculum.
All talks in the series are at 7 p.m. in the Nott Memorial. The talks are free and open to the public.
The series kicks off Thursday, Jan. 25, with a panel discussion featuring U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-New York) and New York State Assemblymember Patricia Fahy (D). The moderator is Judith Enck, former regional administrator for the EPA.
Wednesday, Feb. 7: Alicia Barton, president and CEO of New York Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA).
Wednesday, Feb. 21: Danielle Merfeld, vice president and chief technology officer for GE’s Renewable Energy Division.
“Most of us, when we hear about emissions targets ("50 percent renewable by 2030), accept that fossil fuels will be with us in some form forever,” said Jeff Corbin, associate professor of biology.
“Yet, if we are to stave off the worst consequences of climate change, we will have to move faster. The 2018 ESPE Winter Seminar Series will consider what it will take to decarbonize our energy system along the lines necessary to meet the emissions targets that scientists recommend.”