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The CAES Energy Policy Power Talks

Power Talks is a virtual series relating to energy decision-making and policy that is hosted by the Director of the CAES Energy Policy Institute, Dr. Kathleen Araujo. These events are held via Zoom, bringing together leading authors, researchers, and technologists with those who are interested in energy to share insights and engage in discussion. All events are free and open to the public. Zoom links will be provided to registrants upon registration, and within 24 hours of the event.  For questions, contact the CAES Energy Policy Institute at or Cassie Koerner at

Registration links for Power Talks will be posted shortly.

Power Talk: Green and Sustainable Cities, September 8th, 2-3 pm MDT

    • Steve Hubble, Climate Action Manager, Public Works, City of Boise, Idaho
    • Steve Phelan, Energy Services City Manager, Fort Collins, Colorado Utilities
    • Chris Thomas, Senior Energy and Climate Program Manager, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Moderator: Kathy Araújo, Director, CAES Energy Policy Institute
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Power Talk: IPCC Imperatives and Energy: A Discussion with Scientist and Lead Author of 5 Major IPCC reports, Bill Moomaw, September 22nd, 1-2 pm MDT

  • Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy and Founding Director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Fletcher; serves on the boards of Earthwatch Institute, Center for Ecological Technologies, and the Consensus Building Institute; past chair of the Woodwell Climate board; Union of Concerned Scientists

**Special events beyond Power Talks**

  • Join us for our 10th Anniversary Energy Policy Conference (virtual)
    “Disruption and Megatrends in Energy”, October 14-15, 2021 Register
  • Former Secretary of Energy Ernie Moniz will engage in a fireside chat, discussing A Regional Approach to Low Carbon Energy Transition in the U.S. October 14, 9am-10am MDT.
    This includes a study that the Energy Policy Institute team partnered on with MIT, Harvard and Carnegie Mellon University.  Register