Please join us for our
next AWMA lunch meeting, where Jill Engel-Cox, Director of the Joint
Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA) at the U.S. National Renewable
Energy Laboratory (NREL), will speak on Clean Energy Technologies for Economic
and Environmental Transitions.
The meeting will be held at the EPA Region 8 building at 1595 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202 in the Dakota Room on the 2nd floor conference center, on Wednesday, June 19th. **Please bring a valid ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, etc.) and do not bring any weapons, as all attendees will have to pass through a security checkpoint. ** We will start with refreshments and networking at 11:30, followed by the presentation around noon, and we’ll adjourn around 1pm.
If you plan to attend this meeting, please RSVP to Miriam Hacker (email@example.com) by
Monday, June 17th.
Jill Engel-Cox is Director of the Joint Institute for Strategic
Energy Analysis (JISEA) at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory
(NREL). Over her 25-year career, Dr. Engel-Cox has been an engineer,
researcher, program manager, and strategic planner for a diverse suite of
renewable energy, clean technology, and environmental programs in the United
States, Asia, and Middle East. Her first job was climbing smokestacks in Los
Angeles, followed by leading industrial pollution prevention programs for small
and medium sized businesses and R&D laboratories in the United States and
internationally. In the past decade, she has led international strategic
planning and technology assessments for renewable energy and environmental
sustainability research programs, working extensively in Malaysia and Saudi
Arabia. She also teaches industrial processes and environmental communications
courses at Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals Program.
Abstract: Energy systems across the world are undergoing
fundamental transformations. Electricity and heat production are becoming
cleaner and more distributed, driven by declining energy prices and higher
technology efficiencies, as well as a desire to reduce environmental
impact. The technologies that produce clean energy, such as solar
photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, and lithium ion batteries for vehicles and
storage, depend less on fuel costs and more on technology costs and global manufacturing
and trade. Therefore, innovations in technology manufacturing, systems
integration, and deployment can reduce costs of materials, equipment, labor,
operations, and transportation, across all the links in the energy supply
chain. The clean energy trends are expected to continue and perhaps grow
through expansion of clean energy technologies for industrial and
transportation sectors, although there are many possible future scenarios due
to the diversity of resources and societal objectives in different communities,
countries, and regions. This presentation will summarize the status and
potential futures of key clean energy technologies and their manufacturing,
deployment, and integration with other energy systems and sectors.