We are thrilled to report that TEC 2013: Powering Global Energy Security was a tremendous success, thanks, in large part, to record attendance by students, professionals, and community members.
As you may know, the Tufts Energy Conference is a labor of love by Tufts undergraduate and graduate students: this year’s organizing team worked over the summer and into the school year to bring you thought-provoking panels and speakers. The importance of an engaged and interested audience therefore cannot be overstated. Without your support, a quality energy conference dedicated to tackling the most pressing global energy issues would be impossible. We offer our sincere thanks and hope to see many familiar faces again at TEC 2014.
Make sure you check out our Facebook page for photos from last weekend as well as updates regarding next year’s conference.
With deep gratitude,
TEC 2013 Organizing Team
Check out The Fletcher School’s own Mike Eckel on the “Arctic Anxiety” panel at TEC 2013: “China pushes for Arctic foothold, from a thousand miles away.” The Christian Science Monitor 7 March 2013.
As America’s largest energy consumer, the Department of Defense (DoD) is not known for placing a high premium on energy efficiency and alternative sources of energy. However, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and new global threats have prompted the DoD to rethink its energy strategy. The DoD is now implementing aggressive energy-efficiency goals to reduce battlefield fuel demand and secure reliable, renewable energy supplies for combat and installation operations. With robust R&D capabilities, a large government allowance, and the ability to lead the security sector’s energy discussion, the DoD has the necessary tools to help advance energy innovation in the United States. Where does the military fall in the nation’s energy debate? What are the consequences of framing energy issues, research, and development in a security context? How are DoD investments assisting renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies?
- Colonel Bob Charette Jr., Director, USMC Expeditionary Energy Office
- Captain James C. Goudreau, Director, U.S. Navy Energy Coordination Office
- Dr. Brian Holloway, Program Manager, Defense Sciences Office-DARPA
- Colonel Paul Roege, Chief of Army Operational Energy
- Robert Thornton, President & CEO, International District Energy Association (IDEA)
- Mike Baskin, Doctoral Candidate, The Fletcher School (Moderator)
- Malte Humpert, Executive Director, The Arctic Institute
- Caitlyn Antrim, Executive Director, Rule of Law Committee for the Oceans
- Doug Helton, Operations Coordinator, Office of Response and Restoration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Captain Jonathan S. Spaner, Director, Office of Emerging Policy, United States Coast Guard
- William Moomaw, Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Moderator)
Read the full article here.
Remember to buy your early bird tickets by this Saturday February 16 to save money!