The Future of Nature: The Energy We Need

The Future of Nature: The Energy We Need

Monday, May 1
Reception 5:30 p.m., Talk 6:30-8 p.m.
Microsoft New England Research and Development Center (NERD)
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With well-known sources like hydro, wind and solar at the forefront, many countries have made impressive strides transitioning to clean energy. Still, the challenges are immense: Consider that only 13 percent of the electricity produced in the United States comes from renewable sources. As the essential push toward a low-carbon future accelerates, though, how do we balance the benefits with the potential risks to nature? What are the tools—technology, policy, markets and beyond—that will help us produce the clean energy we need in New England and globally, while protecting the health of our rivers and minimizing energy sprawl and other impacts? What role can lesser known renewable sources like biomass and tidal power play? 

PANEL INCLUDES:
Katherine Hamilton, Partner, 38 North Solutions;
Jessika Trancik, Associate Professor of Energy Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Nels Johnson, Director, North America Energy Program, The Nature Conservancy.
Moderator: Dan Delurey, President, Wedgemere Group

The Future of Nature Boston Speaker Series is made possible by the generosity of Marilyn and Jay Sarles, Tom Jones, David and Susan Leathers, and Eaglemere Foundation.

Special thanks to media sponsor WBUR.

The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) is home to teams working on products and services like Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft SQL. It has hosted more than 1,000 events since opening in 2008.

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