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Recent Events

The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)
October 26, Washington, DC


The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)

June 13, 2017, Washington, DC


Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

June 12, 2017, Washington, DC


Sustainability at the National Academies

May 31, 2017, Washington, DC


Meeting 4: Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence

January 26-27, 2017, Washington, DC


Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
Workshop on Deploying Sustainable Energy during Transition: Implications of Recovery, Renewal and Rebuilding

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC
January 30, 2018

Workshop Objective: To identify specialized social, economic and engineering challenges to and opportunities for deploying sustainable energy during times of transition

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Room 120

8:30 am          Registration

9:00 am          Welcome 
                    
          David Dzombak (NAE), Carnegie Mellon University, STS Roundtable Co-Chair
                              Suzette Kimball, The U.S. Geological Survey, STS Roundtable Co-Chair
                              Vaughan Turekian, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

9:10 am          Workshop Overview and Objectives
                    
          Suzette Kimball, The U.S. Geological Survey, STS Roundtable Co-Chair

9:15 am          Framing Remarks – Challenges to Sustainable Redevelopment 
                              Gary Machlis, Clemson University

9:45 am          Moderated Discussion 
                              All participants, with Suzette Kimball, moderator

10:00 am          BREAK

Session I: The Role of Sustainable Energy Sources in Post-Disaster Response/Renewal
Each speaker to discuss the opportunities for and barriers to deployment of sustainable energy systems following a major perturbation.

10:15 am          Introduction

10:20 am          Greensburg, Kansas: Incorporating Sustainable Practices into Rebuilding Efforts 
                              Mayor Bob Dixson, Greensburg, Kansas

10:45 am          California Energy Transition in the Context of Extreme Weather Events 
                    
          Minh Le, Los Angeles County

11:10 am          New York Energy Transition in the Context of Recent Hurricanes 
                    
          Rae Zimmerman, New York University 

11:35 am          Renewable Energy Deployment in Puerto Rico
                              
José Román Morales, Puerto Rico Energy Commission

12:00 pm          Moderated Discussion 
                              All participants, with Marilu Hastings

12:30 pm          LUNCH

Session II: The Role of Sustainable Energy Sources for Transition Planning: Anticipatory Approach

1:15 pm          Introduction 
                              Lynn Scarlett, The Nature Conservancy 

1:20 pm          The Role of Sustainable Energy Sources for Transition Planning 
                             

1:50 pm          Social Barriers to Long-Term Redevelopment and Workforce Implications 
                              Jessica Eckdish, BlueGreen Alliance

2:15 pm          Optimizing Cross-Sector Sustainable Energy Deployment 
                              Patrick Doherty, Long Haul Capital Group

2:44 pm          Moderated Discussion 
                              All participants, Lynn Scarlett

3:10 pm          BREAK

Session III: Research Needs for Deploying Sustainable Energy Systems in Transition

3:25 pm          Introduction 
                              David Dzombak, Carnegie Mellon University, STS Roundtable Co-Chair

3:30 pm          Research and Development Needs/Political Leadership
                              Ines Azevedo, Carnegie Mellon University

3:55 pm          Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with Important Energy Components
                              William Colglazier, American Association for the Advancement of Science

4:15 pm          A Path Forward: Next Steps
                              All Participants, with David Dzombak (NAE), Moderator

4:50 pm          Wrap Up 
                              David Dzombak (NAE)/Suzette Kimball, STS Roundtable Co-Chairs

5:00 pm          Adjourn

6:00 pm          Working Dinner (Invitation Only)
                              Annise Parker, Rice University and Former Mayor of Houston