Power Talks is a discussion series that focuses on current issues and opportunities in energy. Events will be held virtually, bringing together experts with others who are interested in energy. All events are free and open to the public. Zoom links will be sent to registrants in the thank you note, once you register, and also within 24 hours of the event. For questions, contact the CAES Energy Policy Institute at email@example.com or Cassie Koerner
- Behind and Beyond the Meter in Electricity — Fereidoon Sioshansi
September 18, 11:30am MT
Dr. Fereidoon Sioshansi is President of Menlo Energy Economics and Book Editor of select titles, including Behind and Beyond the Meter (2020), Competitive Electricity Markets (2011), and Electricity Market Reform (2006). Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/powertalk_2020-9-18.
- What You May have Missed in Carbon Capture and Sequestration Policy,
if You’ve Been a Little Distracted — Kipp Coddington
October 2, 11:30am MT. Mr. Kipp Coddington is Director, Center for Energy Regulation & Policy, and Director, Energy Policy & Economics at the School of Energy Resources, University of Wyoming. Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/powertalk_2020-10-2
- Hydropower in the Northwest:
Decisions on Energy Resilience & Salmon with the Lower Snake River Dams – Fred Huette, Ted Sorenson, Tom Ptak, Chase Christen, Brianna Pitcock, Thomas Lazarte – October 16, 11:30am MT. This discussion follows up on evaluations, including a student project, considering the removal of four dams on the Lower Snake River in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Fred Huette is a Senior Policy Associate with the Northwest Energy Coalition. Mr. Ted Sorenson is Owner of Sorenson Engineering and Vice Chair of the Small Hydro Council, National Hydropower Association. Dr. Tom Ptak is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Idaho. Mr. Chase Christen is a Graduate Student in Mechanical Engineering, Boise State University. Ms. Brianna Pitcock is a Graduate Student in Public Policy and Administration, Boise State University. Mr. Thomas Lazarte is an Undergraduate Student in Business-Economics, Boise State University.
- Geothermal Energy:
Development Prospects & Jobs
Roy Mink, Kathy Araújo, Jeff Tester, Travis McLing, and Will Pettitt
October 30, 2020, 11:30am MT.
Dr. Roy Mink is the principal with Mink GeoHydro Inc and former Director of Geothermal Technologies Program for U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Araújo is Director of the CAES Energy Policy Institute and Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems, Innovation and Policy at Boise State University. Dr. Tester is Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems in the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University. Dr. Travis McLing is the Energy and Water Lead and Research Scientist with Idaho National Laboratory and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies. Mr. William Pettitt is the Executive Director of the Geothermal Resources Council. Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/powertalk_2020-10-30.
- Energy movie discussion with film-maker Scott Tinker and EPI Director Kathy Araújo — November 6, 3pm MT.
Explore the topic of energy in the developing world by discussing Switch On with Documentary Film-maker Scott Tinker and EPI Director Kathy Araújo. The film can be watched via web link. Dr. Scott Tinker is Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, the State Geologist of Texas, a professor holding the Allday Endowed Chair in the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin and is a Documentary Film-maker. Dr. Araújo is Director of the CAES Energy Policy Institute and Associate Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems, Innovation and Policy at Boise State University. This event will be entirely virtual (freely accessible film web link plus discussion via Zoom). Register for the discussion: https://www.surveymonkey.com /r/Powertalk_11-0620_FR5LVH9.
For questions, contact Cassie Koerner at firstname.lastname@example.org.