Energy Connectors Speaker Series

Join the newly formed "Energy Connecters" alumni club with their inaugural speaker series. The club will be hosting Dr. Karl Hausker, Senior Fellow, World Resource Institute's (WRI) Climate Program and Candice Castaneda, Counsel, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).

Dr. Hausker will provide a briefing on pathways to meeting the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 1.5°C goal, and the institute’s work in documenting how important this is for the environment, economic stability, and the livelihoods of billions of people. His talk will explore how assumptions regarding the availability, performance, and integration of various technologies drive the perceived feasibility of various pathways to a 100% clean energy economy. Implications for energy policy, research and development portfolios, and political coalition-building will also be explored.

Ms. Castaneda will address the measures that NERC is taking and the challenges it is facing in meeting its mission of maintaining a reliable grid in the face of changing infrastructure.

The two presentations will take place between 9:30 and 10:30 am. Afterward, participants are invited to meet and mingle over a light breakfast, which will be available outside the Jacob Burns Moot Court Room from 10:30 to 11 am. 

For more information or questions, please e-mail [email protected] or call 202.994.7166.