WASHINGTON, PA (Sept. 2, 2014) —The Center for Energy Policy and Management (CEPM) at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) has announced the first semester schedule for this year’s W&J Energy Lecture Series: Energy Trends Across the World.
“As world-wide demand for energy grows exponentially, countries and regions are working to ensure secure access to energy by controlling markets, developing new resources and advancing energy efficiency. Our 2014-2015 Energy Lecture Series explores a variety of these efforts,” said Diana Stares, director of the CEPM.
This year’s series begins Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. with “Is European Energy Policy Looking Forward or Looking Backward?” The event will feature Kirk W. Junker, Ph.D., J.D., professor of law and chairman of International Master of Environmental Science, University of Cologne.
On Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., Kenneth B. Medlock, III, Ph.D., Baker fellow in energy and resource economics and senior director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, will discuss “Global Gas Markets in Transition.”
A final program this semester will be held November 18 at 6:30 p.m., and will feature Switch, a documentary film that travels the globe exploring how scientific principles and practical realities shape the energy transitions that the world must make. The film is produced by Harry Lynch, Arcos Films, and Scott Tinker, Ph.D., director of Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin. A post-film discussion will be led by Mark Swift, Ph.D., associate professor at W&J.
The CEPM is dedicated to fostering the development of a national energy policy that minimizes environmental impact and promotes economic growth. CEPM supports this mission through three core activities: The Center’s programming, which brings together scientists, industry leaders, elected officials, advocates and citizens to engage with policy related to the country’s full array of energy sources, while ensuring that these conversations take place in a spirit of mutual respect and concern for the common good; its Washington & Jefferson College Energy Index; designed for use by technical and non-technical experts alike in analyzing the nation’s progress towards energy independence and security; and the wealth of opportunities it offers for student research, internships, and hands-on experience designed to help them become leaders in one of the most important issues facing this and future generations, Stares said.
All lectures will be held in the Howard J. Burnett Center’s Yost Auditorium and are free and open to the public.
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