Thanks for a great conference!

    2013-03-08 22:50:46 katie

    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

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    Christian Science Monitor covers TEC 2013

    2013-03-07 16:30:23 katie

    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.

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    Tanks, Jets, and Solar Panels

    2013-02-20 16:08:05 katie
    We are officially in the final countdown to TEC 2013. Regular ticketsare now available and selling fast with just ten days left before the conference. Today, we’re excited to share with you the details of our panel on the U.S. military and energy security, an unprecedented event that will bring together the heads of operational energy from the U.S. Navy, Army, and Marine Corps. 

    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?

    TEC 2013’s DoD panel will explore the role of the U.S. military in today’s energy debate, discuss energy initiatives taking place within the DoD, and offer observations on military operations in support of energy security. Featured speakers include:
    • 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)
    For more information, visit our website and register today! If you are a veteran or know a vet who might be interested in TEC 2013, we are also offering a 15% discount. Just enter VETERAN when you purchase your tickets to activate the discount.
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    Arctic Anxiety and Last Call for Early Birds!

    2013-02-15 16:02:01 katie
    We’re wrapping up an exciting week for TEC 2013, and with only two days left to buy discounted early bird tickets (available through February 16), we wanted to give you another sneak peak of what’s around the corner.

    The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil and 30 percent of the world’s untapped natural gas resides in the Arctic. As global climate change continues to affect the melting of polar ice caps, increased access to these resources has many nations and international firms vying for opportunities to advance on this unexplored territory. Disputes over extended economic zones and territories, governance of newly opened shipping lanes, and future economic policies in the High North are escalating tensions between nations. Drilling in the Arctic region has tremendous political and environmental risks, but there is also potential for great economic reward. What are the priorities of policymakers and firms as they address this new opportunity and its potential consequences? Do the economic gains outweigh the environmental and political risks?

    TEC 2013’s Arctic panel will explore the strategies of policymakers, firms, local populations, and investors in approaching natural resources in the Arctic. Featured speakers include:
    • 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)
    For more information, visit our website. Remember you can save money by buying early bird tickets through Saturday (tomorrow)!
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    Tufts Daily interviews TEC 2013 Chair Geoffrey Finger

    2013-02-14 15:27:07 katie

    Yesterday, the Tufts Daily published an interview with our very own Geoff Finger, TEC 2013 Conference Chair and master’s candidate at The Fletcher School.

    Read the full article here.

    Remember to buy your early bird tickets by this Saturday February 16 to save money!

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