Great Issues in Energy Symposium

Great Issues in Energy Symposium is an annual event featuring experts on a variety of energy-related topics.

Past Events

4th Annual Great Issues in Energy Symposium: Variability and Renewable Electricity Supply

April 19, 2012

Hugo Chandler spoke about "Variability: The journey from disruption to banality," and J. Charles Smith spoke about "Wind Integration: Issues and status." Q&A and reception followed.

3rd Annual Great Issues in Energy Symposium: Energy Innovation and America's Competetiveness

April 28, 2011

Nobel Laureate Steven Chu, U.S. Sectretary of Energy, spoke about Energy Innovation and America's Competetiveness at the third annual Great Issues in Energy Symposium

2nd Annual Great Issues in Energy Symposium: The Nuclear Option

April 9, 2010

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth presented the second annual Great Issues in Energy Symposium on the topic of "The Nuclear Option."

Featured speakers were:

  • Dr. Ernest Moniz, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems, Director of the Energy Initiative, and Director of the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Joe Romm, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
  • Dr. Alex Glaser, Assistant Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

1st Annual Great Issues in Energy Symposium: Climate

April 2, 2009

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth presented the first annual Great Issues in Energy Symposium on the topic of Climate.

Featured speakers were Jason Grumet, Founder and President of the Bipartisan Policy Center and Executive Director of the National Commission on Energy Policy and Dr. James Hansen, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.