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8:30 AM
Free

Bringing Public Perspectives into Energy Projects

December 10 @ 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Environmental impact assessments (EIAs) document the potential environmental and public health effects of large-scale development projects. Historically, EIAs are produced by industry consultants and evaluated by regulatory agencies, in a process that’s largely devoid of perspectives from affected communities. But this is changing: novel uses of data and digital platforms by concerned citizen groups, such as data transparency projects, participatory mapping platforms, and funding of independent impact analysis, are increasing capacity for public scrutiny of EIAs. Such projects are expanding public discourse by drawing out concerns for equity, democracy, and community values. In this New Tools presentation, Kirk Jalbert explores... [more]

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4:00 PM
Free

ENERGIZING THE FUTURE – WHAT MIGHT THE FUTURE ELECTRICITY GRID LOOK LIKE?

December 10 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

What will the 2050 Grid look like and what pathways do we need to get there? How can the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th century be the driver of improvements of quality of life in the 21st century in America and globally? Should the grid be a platform for smart communities, cleaner energy, long distance transmission and distributed renewables? Which emerging technologies can contribute to grid resiliency, security, and efficiency? What changes should be considered to current regulatory frameworks to facilitate this transition? Please join our panel of industry and government experts as we discuss how these important issues... [more]

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