21st Century Energy Transition Symposium 2017
Tackling Grand Energy Challenges
Date: October 30-31, 2017
Location: Lory Student Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Admission: Free and open to the public.
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The Energy Institute and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability will host the seventh annual 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium at CSU on October 30-31. The two-day event encapsulates an ever-broadening dialogue around the U.S. and world’s energy transition and the topics surrounding those complex issues.
The Women in Clean Energy lunch will kick off the event, which in the past, has inspired an audience of men and women on energy-related topics while discussing how to “unleash the power of women in an ever-changing energy landscape.”
At this year’s event, you’ll hear from experts on “energy’s grand challenges,” including how innovation, research and policy can lead to national and global impact. Speakers will discuss how clean energy leadership is being taken up by cities, states and corporations, how effective cyber and energy security impacts the U.S. interlinked networks, as well as how decarbonizing fossil fuels can be accomplished.
The evening keynote speaker on Oct 30 will be Amory Lovins, co-founder and chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute. You’ll hear how understanding human behavior is critical to achieving energy and climate goals. In addition, researchers will share actual solutions and innovations that are in the marketplace helping to solve complex energy issues our world is facing today.
On Oct 31, a panel of sitting Governors from Colorado, Montana and Wyoming and moderated by Colorado’s 41st Governor, Bill Ritter, will share how they believe they can inspire non-partisan collaborations and regional cooperation.
A panel will discuss the key issues facing electric utilities, state policy makers, cities and corporations as part of the transition to a low-carbon electric grid. Another session will discuss megatrends and associated challenges related to energy security and the impending transition to a low carbon energy future on a global scale. A high powered, experienced and diverse capstone panel will end the two-day event while recapping what was shared at the symposium with forward-thinking insights. As in the past years, Colorado State University strives to host a balanced event that welcomes diverse thought leaders.
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