9:26pm

Mon April 21, 2014
Energy

The next decade in renewable energy

Renewable Energy: What to Expect in the Next Ten Years
Symposium held April 4, 2014
The Links at East Syracuse

The Energy in the 21st Century symposium series was founded by and continues to be directed by Dr. Rhea Jezer, environmental educator and policy advisor to elected officials in New York State and beyond. She is a consultant and advisor to candidates for election at all levels in both major political parties. Dr. Jezer was an environmental advisor to then Senator Hillary Clinton for nine years, and worked closely with President Bill Clinton, New York Governor George Pataki, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, among others.

Rhea Jezer, Ph.D, Symposium Founder and Chair

Dr. Rhea Jezer opens the 10th Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century
Credit Jerry Klineberg
Describes the history and purpose of the Energy in the 21st Century symposium series.

The symposium series is a division of Synapse Sustainability Trust, a non-profit incubator of green business concepts that dramatically reduce the release of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.
 

Garry Brown, Commissioner, New York State Public Service Commission
 

Garry A. Brown, Commissioner, New York State Public Service Commission
Credit Jerry Klineberg

Discusses the role of the New York State Public Service Commission in advancing renewable energy in the state.

 

Ashok Gupta, Director of Programs and Senior Energy Economist, NRDC
 

Ashok Gupta, National Resource Development Council (NRDC)
Credit Jerry Klineberg
Discusses developments and opportunities in renewable energy.

 

Dan Reicher, Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy

Dan Reicher, Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy
Credit Jerry Klineberg
Discusses key issues and challenges in renewable energy including financing, policy and distribution capacity.

 

Bob Catell, Chairman of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at New York State University at Stony Brook

Robert Catell, Chairman of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at New York State University at Stony Brook
Credit Jerry Klineberg
Discusses issues related to storage of electricity and efficiency in renewable energy generation and distribution.

 

Dan Kolundzic, Vice President, Nanos Research

Dan Kolundzic, Vice President, Nanos Research, Toronto, CA
Credit Jerry Klineberg

Discusses binational relationship between the U.S. and Canada in the context of renewable energy.

 

John B. Rhodes, President & CEO, NYSERDA

John Rhodes, Director, NYSERDA
Credit Jerry Klineberg
Describes function of NYSERDA as a catalyst for advancing renewable energy initiatives in New York.

 

Ken Daly, President, New York National Grid

Ken Daley, CEO, National Grid
Credit Jerry Klineberg
Discusses issues and challenges related to renewable energy from the perspective of a major energy distribution provider.

  

Katherine "Kit" KennedyClean Energy Counsel to Air & Energy Program, NRDC

Symposium panel responds to questions from the audience.
Credit Jerry Klineberg
First part of a far-reaching panel discussion on renewable energy in response to questions from the symposium audience.
Second half of a wide-ranging panel discussion on renewable energy and energy distribution systems.

 

KEYNOTE: Jose Zayas, Program Manager for Wind & Water Power Program; Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE); U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Jose Zayas, Program Manager for Wind and Water Power Program; Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE); U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Credit Jerry Klineberg
Discusses a wide range of issues facing the renewable energy industry from the perspective of the U.S. Department of Energy.

For more information about this symposium and others in the series, visit http://www.energy21symposium.org/