Thursday, September 1, 2011

NEW UT Energy Symposium Lectures Series (Starts TONIGHT) Thurs, 9/1

The Energy Innovation and Management Center at McCombs has just announced a new lecture series called the "UT Energy Symposium" that's free and open to everyone at UT.

Each week on Thursday evening from 5:00pm to 6:15pm , starting today, September 1st, and going until November 17th, will feature  a presentation hosted by the UTES on various topics in energy in WEL 2.308 (Welch). The speakers will feature award-winning researchers, top faculty and professors at UT, as well as industry experts and business leaders from the industry. Check the calendar below for the list of speakers this year, we will be including posting each week for the next week's discussion

Tonight, the UTES will have its first talk entitled: "Historical Energy Overview & Why There is No Consensus for the Future", hosted by Dr. Carey King, Research Fellow, CIEEP, UT Austin. Come for free refreshments and a look at one of the many changes happening within the Texas Energy Forums this year.

Fall 2011 UTES Calendar

UT Energy Symposium (UTES)

1 Sep – 17 Nov, Every Thursday, 5:15-6:15pm

Open to all. Refreshments served at 5:00pm
Please settle in by 5:10pm

Next Talk: 1 September
Historical Energy Overview & Why There is No Consensus for the Future
            Speaker: Dr. Carey King, Research Fellow, CIEEP, UT Austin

Full List of Speakers (Also see attachment)
Historical Energy Overview & Why There is No Consensus for the Future (September 1)
  Carey King, Research Fellow, CIEEP, UT Austin
 Regulatory Mechanisms to Foster Investments in Energy Efficiency (September 8)
  Jay Zarnikau, Adjunct Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs and President, Frontier Associates
Smart Grids and the Pecan Street Project (September 15)
  Brewster McCracken, Executive Director, Pecan Street Project
New Developments in Solar Photovoltaic Technologies and Markets (September 22)
  Ryne Rafaelle, Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Rochester Institute of Technology
The Future of Natural Gas in the US (September 29)
  Marianne Kah, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips
To be Determined (October 6)
Impact of Wind Generation Development on Thermal Generation Investments (October 13)
  C.K. Woo, Senior Partner, Energy+Environmental Economics
International Mechanisms for Climate Change Finance (October 20)
  Gevorg Sargsyan, Program Coordinator, Climate Investment Funds, World Bank
Solving the Climate Problem at Scale: An Environmentalist’s Perspective (October 27)
  Armond Cohen, Executive Director, Clean Air Task Force   
International Coal Markets: Coal, Climate, and China (November 3)
  Richard Morse, Director, Coal and CCS research, Program on Energy, Stanford University
Energy and Development: Old Problems, New Challenges (November 10[To be confirmed]
  S. Vijay Iyer, Director, Department of Sustainable Energy, World Bank
To be Determined (November 17)

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