Fukushima has heated up the debate on the transition to renewable energy. Is green energy the answer to global warming, energy independence, and the prevention of Fukushima-like disasters? If so, will the switch kill jobs and raise taxes? Or will renewable energy create a green recovery? What is the bottom line?
On September 23 and 24, leading U.S. & E.U. government officials, geoscientists, policy analysts, politicians, business leaders and academics will join in New York to discuss how transitioning to renewable energy will affect the fragile U.S. and global economies. Panels will focus on the future of nuclear power, the reality behind green jobs, the practicality of new technologies, and the tensions between developed and developing countries.
Participants include Ottmar Edenhofer of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), James Hansen from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Peter Schlosser from the Earth Institute at Columbia, Dr. Runge-Metzger from the European Commission, and a member of the German parliament.
The full agenda can be found here.
Admission is Free. Reservations are required. For more information, call 212-229-5901 x4911, email email@example.com or visit SCEPA's Economics of Climate Change blog.
The conference is made possible by the generous support of the Alex C. Walker Foundation, the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) of The Hans-Böckler-Foundation, and the Consulate General of Germany in New York.
When & Where
Wollman Hall, The New School
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street (enter at 66 West 12th Street)
Friday, September 23, 2011 at 8:30 AM - Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
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The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) is the economic research arm of The New School for Social Research. Each year, the center hosts economic policy workshops, publishes topical policy papers, and sponsors newsworthy lectures by top economists and financial leaders.