This talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine. For Zoom connection information go to umaine.edu/mitchellcenter to register.
Speaker: Dan Reicher, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford Woods Institute for Environment
A rapid shift to low-carbon energy in the power, transportation, industry and building sectors is needed to tackle climate change. Making that transition quickly and cost-effectively requires coordinated work at all three points of the “clean energy triangle”—technology, policy and finance. The success of this effort will depend on aggressive policymaking at all levels of government—international, national, state and local—and unprecedented amounts of private and public capital, from early-stage research development and venture investing to late-stage project and infrastructure finance.
Reicher served as United States Assistant Secretary of Energy, Google’s director of climate and energy initiatives, co-founder of the nation’s first renewable energy project investment fund and founding executive director of Stanford University’s Center on Energy Policy and Finance. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Energy and Environmental Systems as well as co-chair of the board of the American Council on Renewable Energy.
For more information: Talk – Leveraging the Clean Energy Triangle — Technology, Policy and Finance — to Fight Climate Change
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