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Dr. David L. Rainey, Acting Dean of the Hartford Campus, spoke about Solutions and Systems at the first session on June 18, 2013.
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Dr. James Stodder spoke at the second session, prior to attending the World Energy Congress 2013 in Korea.
Dr. Sun
Dr. Jian Sun spoke about Future Energy Systems at the third session on December 4, 2013.

KragieAlex Kragie, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), spoke at the fourth session on March 3, 2014.

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Francesco Bedeschi, faculty member at the University of Arkansas Rome Center, Rome, Italy, presented at the fifth session on April 3, 2014.


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Professor Stodder's Comments on the World Energy Congress 2013

James Stodder, Ph.D., Professor of Practice, Rensselaer at Hartford, attended the 22nd World Energy Congress in Daegu, Korea, October 13-17. The Congress meets every three years on different continents with approximately 3,000 organizations representing 90 countries. The theme of this year's conference was, "Securing Tomorrow's Energy Today."

Professor Stodder recently gave a presentation to Rensselaer students about his participation in the Congress. Two major points struck him during the Congress. First, there did not appear to be any climate change skeptics – that debate seems to be over. Second, big insurance, big utilities, and big power systems are starting to distinguish their own interests from those of big carbon.

Dr. Stodder talked about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IGPCC) and the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI). He discussed subsidies, using fossil fuels as a supplement to renewables (inversion idea), and the dawn of micro-grids. Professor Stodder also touched upon the numerous fuel cell companies in Connecticut.

Hear more from Dr. Stodder in his related webinar which is available for free viewing at THIS LINK.


An Interactive
Forum on Energy Solutions

Rensselaer at Hartford hosts this series in order to provide a forum for experts, corporate leaders, community participants, faculty, and students to engage in intellectual dialogues pertaining to today's global energy and environmental challenges. The Discussion Series is free and open to all. Bring a colleague and friend!

Food and beverages are provided at each session.


Typical Event Agenda

  • 5 - 5:30 p.m.
    Reception
    Light snacks provided
  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Main Presentation, Q & A
  • 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
    Breakout Sessions
    Light meal is provided
  • 7:15 - 7:30 p.m.
    Breakout group reports, discussion

2014 SESSIONS
Date Topic Speakers

Monday, March 3

Cheaper, Cleaner, More Reliable: The Connecticut Energy Model Introduction
– Dr. James Stodder
"Cheaper, Cleaner, More Reliable: The Connecticut Energy Model"
- Alex Kragie, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)

Thursday, April 3

Sustainable Roman Architecture - the First 2500 Years

Introduction
- Dr. Sudha Bose
"Sustainable Roman Architecture - the First 2500 Years"
- Francesco Bedeschi, faculty member at the University of Arkansas Rome Center, Rome, Italy, where he has been teaching Architectural Design and Historic Preservation over the past ten years. He is currently working at Rensselaer's Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) located in New York City.


2013 SESSIONS
Date Title Topics
June 18 The American Agenda: Focusing on Cost-effective Energy Solutions Energy Efficiency
– Dr. Sudhangshu Bose Market Issues
– Mr. Robert Araujo Solutions and Systems
– Dr. David L. Rainey
September 18 The Global Perspectives: Public Policy and Economic Challenges Public Policy Aspects
- Dr. David L. Rainey Economic Challenges
- Dr. James Stodder
December 4 Future Energy Systems Introduction
- Dr. David L. Rainey
"Future Energy Systems
"
- Dr. Jian Sun, Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE), RPI, Troy, New York; Director, New York State Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES)

 


Updated: 2016-05-16, 15:31