Great Issues in Energy

The Great Issues in Energy series features experts on a variety of energy-related topics.

Upcoming Events

Great Issues in Energy: New England’s Evolving Electricity Landscape

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 4:00–5:00pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

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

Great Issues in Energy: The Future of Energy in the US

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

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 1:15pm

Rm. 100 (Spanos Auditorium), Cummings Hall

Join us for a discussion with the Under Secretary and Thayer Interim Dean Laura Ray on creative solutions to energy challenges.

Past Events

Great Issues in Energy Alumni Panel

Friday, May 1, 2015, 3:30–4:30pm

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall

This week's Jones Seminar takes place as part of Thayer Alumni Weekend: Perspectives from our alumni in Industry.

Great Issues in Energy Symposium: Variability and Renewable Electricity Supply

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

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 4:00pm

Spanos Auditorium

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.

Great Issues in Energy Symposium: Energy Innovation and America’s Competetiveness

Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 4:00pm

Cook Auditorium

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

Great Issues in Energy Symposium: The Nuclear Option

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth presented the second 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

Great Issues in Energy Symposium: Climate

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth presented the first 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.