Tufts Energy Conference 2012
More than ever, today we face unprecedented global energy challenges. We find ourselves in a state of continued economic uncertainty confronted with the challenges of meeting growing energy demand, the increasing threat of irreversible climate change, providing a secure, safe and affordable energy supply, bringing access to energy to billions and sustaining our environment. How do we successfully tackle these challenges and transition to a sustainable, low-carbon energy future? The Tufts Energy Conference (TEC) 2012 will move beyond debating these known energy issues and focus on solutions.
TEC will have three phenomenal keynote speakers, six panelists, workshops and excellent networking opportunities. The first of the three keynote speakers is Mohamed T El-Ashry, a Senior Fellow of the United Nations Foundation, former CEO and chairman of the Global Environmental Facility and an author of numerous books and papers on the subject of the environment and geology. Kevin Brook will be speaking Saturday morning, and he is the Managing Director at Clearview Energy Partners. He has delivered testimony before the House and Senate multiple times. The last keynote speaker is Barbara Kates-Garnick, who is currently the Massachusetts Under Secretary for Energy under Governor Patrick and has many years of experience in the environmental and political sphere.
Pivotal questions will be discussed: What role will fossil fuels play as part of a diverse and secure low-carbon energy mix? What policies and regulatory measures can be employed for upgrading the safety and security of existing and planned nuclear facilities? How do developing countries plan to meet growing energy demand while at the same time alleviating poverty, sustaining the environment and addressing climate change? In the U.S., how should the role of the government and the private sector evolve to close the financing gap for renewable energy? What are the new management approaches being developed to address the trade-offs between water consumption and energy production?
TEC 2012 will bring together policymakers, scholars, business leaders, professionals and students to exchange ideas on the most promising solutions to our most pressing energy challenges. TEC promises to be an exciting event for those interesting in the future of energy, as well as a great networking opportunity for those looking for a career in this field. The conference will take place on Friday April 20 and Saturday the 21 at Tufts Campus in Medford.
To register and find out more information, please visit www.tuftsenergyconference.com.