2023 Climate Solutions Symposium (In Person and Virtual) Free for Students

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2023 Climate Solutions Symposium (In Person and Virtual) Free for Students

Global warming must be resolved while ensuring healthy economies. Three initiatives describe what must be done.

By Engineering Science & Technology Council Houston

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, October 7 · 1 - 5:30pm CDT


University of Houston Student Center Theater 4455 University Dr. Houston, TX 77004

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1:00 PM - 1:10 PM

Opening remarks by Symposium Chair

1:10 PM - 1:35 PM

Professor Montgomery Alger, Sustainable Energy Corps (SEC)

1:35 PM - 1:55 PM

Joel Yu, Improved Texas Grid Reliability through Natural Gas Microgrids

1:55 PM - 2:15 PM

Gene Preston, Moving ERCOT Grid off Fossil Fuels While Improving Reliability

2:15 PM - 2:35 PM

Caleb Tomlin, Nuclear in Support of Industrial Applications & Grid Reliability

2:35 PM - 3:00 PM

Dick Hutchinson, Global Solutions and Outreach Programs (GSOP)

3:00 PM - 3:02 PM

Gold Sponsor #1

3:02 PM - 3:04 PM

Gold Sponsor #2

3:04 PM - 3:08 PM

Platinum Sponsor

3:08 PM - 3:50 PM

Panel Q/A - Speakers plus Gold and Platinum Sponsors

3:50 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Remarks by Symposium Chair

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Meet-and-Greet, Ballroom adjoining upper level of Theater

About this event

  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Texas, the Energy Capital of the Planet, Can and Should Lead

We are pleased to announce the second Climate Solutions Symposium hosted by the Engineering, Science and Technology Council of Houston (ECH). The first was held virtually on August 22, 2020.

This half-day hybrid symposium (in-person and live-streamed) will be held at the University of Houston Student Center Theater from 1:00-4:00pm on Saturday, October 7, 2023, followed by a Meet-and-Greet in the Student Center Ballroom from 4:00-5:30pm.

Registration is $10 to attend, in-person at the theater, or via livestreaming. Students are free.

The symposium will feature three important climate solution initiatives:

Hyperlink for Monty:

Montgomery (Monty) Alger

The next three speakers focus on the reliability of the Texas electric grid (ERCOT) and its transition to net-zero emissions.

Hyperlinks for Joel:

Joel Yu

Enchanted Rock LLC

About the organizer

The Engineering, Science and Technology Council of Houston (ECH) is an organization in the greater Houston metropolitan area. The leadership of several local chapters of engineering and scientific societies come together in ECH to promote engineering and science at annual events such as the Houston Engineering and Science Fair. ECH also conducts symposiums of interest to Texas and beyond, as a means of communicating to the public the capabilities of engineering and science to address challenges of the day.