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Great Issues in Energy Symposium

Dartmouth Engineering's Great Issues in Energy series features leading experts, academics, industry leaders, and policy makers on a variety of energy-related topics.


Past Events

Past Speakers

Future of Energy in the United States (2019)

Paul Dabbar

Paul Dabbar, Under Secretary for Science, US Department of Energy

A discussion with the Under Secretary and Dartmouth Engineering Interim Dean Laura Ray on creative solutions to energy challenges.

New England’s Evolving Electricity Landscape (2019)

Amro Farid, Associate Professor, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

Methodology and key findings of the 2017 ISO New England System Operational Analysis and Renewable Energy Integration Study (SOARES)

Perspectives from Dartmouth Engineering Alumni (2015)

Great Issues in Energy Dartmouth Alumni

Alumni Panelists

Christopher “Cris” Gaut ’78, Chairman and CEO, Forum Energy Technologies
Dana Guernsey ’06 Th’08, Director, Corporate Development, Ambri
Andrew Lackner ’97, Th’98 ’99, Senior Director, Energy Investments, GE Ventures
Marcy Reed ’85, President, National Grid USA

Variability and Renewable Electricity Supply (2012)

Hugo Chandler, Co-founder, Director of New Resource Partner
J. Charles Smith, Executive Director, Wind Utility Integration Group

Hugo Chandler spoke about "Variability: The Journey from Disruption to Banality," and J. Charles Smith spoke about "Wind Integration: Issues and status."

Energy Innovation and America’s Competitiveness (2011)

Stephen Chu

Steven Chu, US Secretary of Energy

Nobel Laureate Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, spoke about Energy Innovation and America's Competitiveness at the 2011 Great Issues in Energy Symposium.

Great Issues in Energy: The Nuclear Option (2010)

Featured Speakers:

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, MIT
Joe Romm, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
Alex Glaser, Assistant Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

Great Issues in Energy: Climate (2009)

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

Climate change resulting from fossil fuels and human activities is underway and accelerating. Many anticipate catastrophic consequences if we do not make large changes to limit our impacts on climate. Motivating and enabling such change, however, represents a major challenge for both public policy and technology.