Shifting Energy Culture Series
The Shifting Energy Cultures Series is part of a multi-disciplinary research project funded by the Institute for Energy and the Environment that explores the social ordering of choices, problems and practices that shape "energy cultures" in campus environments. We will use Drexel’s "smart grid" building system as a case study and living lab.
This series of talks invites students and others on campus to look more closely at our electricity systems, power usage, and how "smart" technologies are helping us to understand campus energy usage better. A group of invited speakers will help us to bring energy issues to the foreground, engaging in discussions of energy efficiency and informing us about what resources exist to manage energy demand on campus, locally in our city, in our region and beyond. For more information and to RSVP click here.
Location: Hill Conference Room, Lebow Engineering Center, Rm 240, 31st & Market Street
Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm
Februrary 11th - Get Smart: The Drexel Smart Campus
March 11th - Get Your Grid On: Smart Grid, Micro Grid, Off Grid
April 8th - Get Innovative with Energy: Research & Innovation
May 13th - Energy Wise: Citizen Scientists and Open Data
IExE Speaker Series - A Conversation on America's Energy Roadmap
On October 21st, 2014 Dean Joseph Hughes sat down with Dr. Kristina Johnson to talk about America’s energy roadmap. Dr. Johnson was the former Undersecretary of the Department of Energy in the Obama Administration where under her leadership the department developed a Strategic Technologies Energy Plan. The plan provides a roadmap for how the United States can reduce its dependence on imported oil, dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create an ultra-low carbon electric grid. Dr. Johnson is currently the Founder and CEO of Enduring Hydro, which modernizes existing hydropower to improve its environmental performance. Click here to view their discussion.
Seminar Series - Green Infrastructure, Climate and Cities
Running the first Wednesday of every month April 2014 - March 2015 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at Drexel University or via webinar. More than half of the world's population now lives in cities. This demographic shift creates a host of new opportunities, but also some new risks, especially given the challenges posed by climatic extremes. This timely seminar series focuses attention on these issues, and what decision makers, researchers, and practitioners are learning about how to address them. Click here to see the full schedule of topics.
IExE Speaker Series - A Conversation on the Clean Energy Economy
On April 8, 2014 Dean Joseph Hughes, Founding Director of the Institute for Energy and the Environment (IExE), sat down with former governor Bill Ritter, who is the Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University. Dean Hughes and Gov. Ritter discussed the meaning of clean energy and the New Energy Economy in the context of climate change and a rapidly evolving energy landscape. Click here to view their conversation.