San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Precarious Alliance: Energy in Transition, is a multidisciplinary sustainability symposium hosted by Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA, that explores the challenges and conflicts related to how we can better adapt human networks to reduce and reverse trends of environmental degradation, economic instability, and social inequalities.
April 2 Pre-Event
We will screen the film Switch: Discover the Future of Energy, and follow this with a conversation and Q&A with the film’s director, Harry Lynch, and other energy experts.
Bill McKibben is one of America's best known environmentalists. As a bestselling author, he has written books that, over the last quarter century, have shaped public perception–and public action–on climate change, alternative energy, and the need for more localized economies. McKibben is the founder of 350.org, the first big global grassroots climate change initiative.
Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph. D., a long-time advocate for the environment and renewable energy, is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, public speaker and advisor specializing in economics and policies for global sustainable communities in the “Green Industrial Revolution” (GIR). He was one of the contributing scientists to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC), which as an organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2007 along with Al Gore and his film “An Inconvenient Truth.
Invited industry and government experts will speak about the future of energy.
Scott Brusaw will speak about the Solar Roadways Project whose goal is to replace petroleum-based asphalt roads and surfaces—whether interstate highways, downtown streets, residential lanes, or dirt and gravel roads—with a series of structurally engineered Solar Road Panels that can be driven on by cars and trucks and collect solar energy that can in turn be used to power nearby homes, stores and businesses, amusement parks, schools, and remote military locations. Furthermore, the Solar Roadway has the capacity to evolve into an intelligent, self-healing, decentralized (and secure) power grid, which would allow homes or businesses to receive power and data signals through their parking lots and driveways.
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Delaware Valley College
Delaware Valley College is an independent, multi-disciplinary college with more than 1,000 acres of college land between its properties in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.
Founded in 1896, it features individualized attention, small class sizes and an applied as well as theoretical approach to learning. The College offers rich programs in the sciences, as well as a variety of programs in business and the humanities, offering more than 25 undergraduate majors, six master's programs and a variety of complementary adult education courses.