With well-known energy 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% of electricity produced in the United States comes from renewable sources. As the essential push toward a low-carbon future continues, how do we balance benefits with 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? Come join the discussion!
Monday, May 1, 2017
5:30 pm, Reception with sustainable appetizers from Chive and drinks
6:30 pm, panel discussion
Microsoft NERD Center
1 Memorial Drive
Hosted by The Nature Conservancy, the #FutureofNature is a twice-yearly speakers series in the Boston area. During this edition of the series, the evening will with a reception featuring sustainable, local refreshments followed by a panel discussion with:
Katherine Hamilton – Partner at 38 North Solutions and co-host of the Energy Gang Podcast
Jessika Trancik– Associate Professor of Energy Studies, MIT
Nels Johnson - director of The Nature Conservancy's North America Energy Program
Dan Delurey, president of Wedgemere Group, will moderate.