Past New Energy Talks

Fall 2021 Talks

September 15, 2021: Abel Gustafson, Associate Professor of Public Relations and Environmental Communication, University of Cincinnati 
"Renewable Energy Public Opinion and Strategies for Effective Communication"
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September 29, 2021: Daniel Møller Sneum, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Technical University of Denmark
"Flexible and Integrated Energy Systems — Finding and Addressing the Barriers"
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October 13: Danae Hernández-Cortés, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
"Do Environmental Markets Cause Environmental Injustice? Evidence from California's Carbon Market"
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November 10: Liz Allen, Research Development Officer, Northeastern University
"Envisioning the Future of Sharing in Electrical Energy Systems: Opportunities and Risks for Resilience, Sustainability & Equity"
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    Spring 2021 Talks

    April 7: Sarah Kelly, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Dartmouth College Dept. of Anthropology
    "Institutional Surprises in the Water-Energy Nexus: How Markets and Indigenous Territorial Conflicts Shape the Dynamics of Small Hydro Development in Chile"

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    April 21: Michael Davidson, Assistant Professor School of Global Policy and Strategy/Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California San Diego
    "Carbon Neutrality in China: What's Behind the Numbers?"

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    May 19: Gregg Sparkman, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University
    "Progress on the 'Wicked' Problem: Overcoming Behavioral and Decision Making Hurdles to Address Climate Change and Decarbonize Society"

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    June 2: Nathan Williams, Assistant Professor at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology
    "Necessary but Not Sufficient: Unlocking the Impact of Electricity Access"
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    Winter 2021 Talks

    January 27: Deborah Seligsohn, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Villanova University
    "Reframing US-China Climate Relations: Competition as the Key to Climate Mitigation"
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    February 3: Sarah Jordaan, Assistant Professor of Energy, Resources, and Environment at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University 
    "Grid-Scale Life Cycle Assessment of Electricity Generation"
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    February 17: Elise Harrington, Assistant Professor in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy area, University of Minnesota
    "Off-Grid Solar Distribution Models and Consumer Safeguards in Rural Kenya"
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    March 3: D. Cale Reeves, Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Public Policy
    "Generating Insight from the Bottom Up: Agent-Based Modeling of Home Energy Technology Diffusion"
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    March 17: Roman Sidortsov, Assistant Professor of Energy Policy at Michigan Technological University
    "Stranded Assets, Path Dependencies & Carbon Lock-in: Implications of Oil & Gas Development in the Russian, Norwegian and U.S. Arctic"
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    Fall 2020 Talks

    September 9: Stephanie Lenhart, Senior Research Associate at the Energy Policy Institute, Faculty in the School of Public Service, Boise State University
    "Regional Electricity Market Governance and Market Rules for Energy Storage"
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    September 23: Erin Mayfield, Postdoctoral Scholar, Princeton University
    "Prioritizing Social Equity in Infrastructure Transitions to Achieve Net Zero Emissions"
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    October 7: Steffi Muhanji and Wester Schoonenberg, Graduate Students, Dartmouth College
    "Interdependent Energy Infrastructure Systems"
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    October 21: Diana Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
    "Energy, Poverty and Health in a Changing Climate: Implications for Policy and Practice"
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    November 4: Saurabh Biswas,  Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Center for Energy and Society, Arizona State University 
    "Understanding the Energy-Poverty Nexus: A Transdisciplinary Approach for Designing Sustainable Energy Transitions" 
    Moderator: Clark Miller, Arizona State University
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    November 18: Tony Reames, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability
    "An Incandescent Truth: Spatial, Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Residential Energy Efficiency"
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    Summer 2020 Talks

    June 3: Gabriel Chan, Assistant Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
    "Cooperative Electric Cooperative Research"
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    June 17: Bjarne Steffen, Senior Researcher and Lecturer, Energy Politics Group,  ETH  Zürich
    "The Role of Finance in the Low-Carbon Energy Transition"
    Moderator: Valerie Karplus, MIT Sloan School of Management
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    July 1: Parth Vaishnav, Assistant Research Professor of Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University 
    "Electrify Everything"
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    July 15: Rebecca Ciez, Postdoctoral Researcher, Columbia University
    "Designing Energy Storage for Climate Goals"
    Moderator: Jason Ren, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Acting Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment 
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    July 29: Michael Craig, Assistant Professor in Energy Systems, University of Michigan
    "Electric Power Systems in a Changing Climate"
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    August 12: Destenie Nock, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
    "In-depth Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Air Pollutants From Electric Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Systems"Moderator: Paulina Jaramillo, Carnegie Mellon University
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    August 26: Jesse Jenkins, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment, Princeton University
    "Clean Electricity: the Linchpin for a Net-Zero Economy"
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