Energy Seminar Series
The Partnership for Energy hosted an Energy Seminar series which was open to the campus community and the general public. The seminars also provided an introduction to energy topics for the Energy Fellows.
- Representatives of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and nonprofit Environment Rhode Island presented on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in Rhode Island.
- Sam Krasnow of Environment Northeast, Inc. discussed the urgent challenges we face to make our energy system more sustainable, independent and cleaner while addressing the need for energy reliability and energy security.
- Senior Policy Advisor for the URI College of Environment and Life Sciences, Kenneth F. Payne, explored the relationship between ethics and energy, discussing how individual and community choices affect energy use and energy policy.
- John Farley, President of The Energy Council of Rhode Island, spoke about his work to improve the energy efficiency of Rhode Island industry through the dissemination of innovative energy efficiency technologies and practices.
- RIPTA Assistant General Manager, Mark Therrien, outlined the challenges and opportunities that Rhode Island faces in developing efficient transportation systems, including encouraging bigger investments in transit, cleaner operating cars and cleaner fuels.
- All of the seminars were well-attended by students, faculty and community members, demonstrating a high level of interest in energy topics.