Meeting the Renewable Energy Challenge Symposium

Meeting the Renewable Energy Challenge Symposium

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

IMU Main Lounge,

Meeting the Renewable Energy Challenge Symposium

This symposium takes a broad look at the scientific challenges and policy issues surrounding renewable energy, with special reference to Iowa and the Midwest.  Should the government support a shift from nonrenewable to renewable sources of energy?  Will shifting toward renewables decrease the pace of climate change or make us more energy secure? What are the technical barriers to rapidly increasing our reliance on renewable energy?  What policy changes are necessary or desirable in order to promote renewable energy growth?  Topics covered will include infrastructure development (e.g. wind farms; transmission lines), biofuels, emerging environmental problems, and distributed energy policy.

On October 8, a screening of the documentary, Dirty Business: "Clean Coal" and the Battle for Our Energy Future will be held at Shambaugh Auditorium of the UI Main Library as a kickoff to the following week's activities.

The main event will kick off with a Student Energy Expo (October 15), with opportunities for students to learn and share information about their own research related to renewable energy and related topics, followed by a renewable energy debate (October 15).

For more information and a full list of events please visit The University of Iowa Public Policy Website 


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