Agenda 2016

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Sept. 28, 2016

Location: Colorado State University Lory Student Center ballroom.
Co-hosts:  CSU’s Energy Institute and School of Global Environmental Sustainability
Exhibits:  1:00pm – 7:00pm

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Schedule:
C3E Women in Clean Energy luncheon — 10:00am – 12:30pm
Four individual educational panels between 1:00 and 4:30pm
Electric Vehicle Charging Challenge 4:30-5:00pm
Public reception – 5:00-6:00pm
Keynote speaker – 6:00-7:00pm

Pre-symposium agenda: (panels include discussion of opportunities & challenges as it pertains to their topic)

  • Panel #1: Climate Science 101 — What is causing climate change? What are the major factors driving climate change? What’s the range of solutions that have been proposed?
  • Panel #2: Paris Agreement on Climate Change 101 — What was agreed to? What are the barriers to implementation? What are the next steps?
  • Panel #3: Clean Power Plan 101 – What does EPA’s Clean Power Plan require and how will it affect the Western electricity sector?  How will states and industry in the West respond to meet the requirements of this rule?  What’s the future of the EPA Clean Power Plan now that the U.S. Supreme Court has put the rule on hold until the legal challenges are resolved?
  • Panel #4: Grid Structure 101 — Electric grid and how it works, how grid is managed, regulations, transmission across state lines. What are the various components (wind, solar, hydro)? How does natural gas interact and support renewables? How does grid structure impact energy source decision-making?  Electrifying transportation while decarbonizing the grid:  Conflicting goals or mutually reinforcing opportunity?

Sept. 29, 2016

Theme:     “Opportunities and  Challenges”
Location:  Colorado State University Lory Student Center ballroom
Co-hosts:  CSU’s Energy Institute and School of Global Environmental Sustainability
Exhibits:   Included in the ballroom area from 8:00am – 5:00pm

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Click here to watch some or all of the symposium sessions

Schedule:
Full day – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Six panel sessions and keynote

Agenda: (panels include discussion of opportunities & challenges as it pertains to their topic)

  • Session 1:   Mega trends in energy sources and uses. What trends will complicate meeting climate goals?  What is the effect of low oil and gas prices on the deployment of low carbon energy resources?
  • Session 2:   Energy Transitions in the Western United States
  • Session 3:   CSU Energy Solutions:  Panel of CSU scientists and faculty sharing their research focused on innovative energy transition projects.
  • Session 4:   Lunch keynote speaker
  • Session 5:   What is the role of fossil fuels in the 21st Century Energy Transition?  How do low carbon fuels integrate into the global picture?  Are there new realities after Paris for the oil and gas industry?
  • Session 6:   Global challenges to meeting climate change goals when it is not just about the US.  What financial and technology challenges need to be overcome to meet climate goals?  What are the opportunities?
  • Session 7:   Capstone panel:  Panel summarizing previous panels and sessions during the 2016 Energy Transition Symposium focused on energy transition and climate change topics.

Announcement made on Sept 29 at conclusion of session 3:  Colorado State University Extension’s new website “Your Energy” has gone live on Sept 29.  It features information about energy efficiency and renewable energy for the home and business as well as information around some of the big picture energy issues the symposium talks about.

Click their website: http://yourenergy.extension.colostate.edu/