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Climate Policy, Law and Science Lecture Series

September 17, 2015Megan ButlerEvents, NewsComments Off on Climate Policy, Law and Science Lecture Series

This semester, a lecture series featuring a group of local climate policy experts and advocates will be hosted by the Climate Change and Energy Law, Science and Policy course taught by Energy Transition Lab Executive Director Ellen Anderson and State Representative Melissa Hortman.

The lecture series is open to the public and will be held in Anderson Hall 330 on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank. Lectures will be held from 4:50 until 5:55 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. A full list of featured speakers is featured below. 

Climate Policy Lecture Series

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Business Leadership and Economic/Security Risk

Tuesday 9/22 4:50-5:55 PM in Anderson Hall 330

Lecture by Laura Bishop, Vice President of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Best Buy

Community Solar Panel.Climate Solutions and Economic Opportunity in Minnesota

Thursday 10/8 4:50-5:55 PM in Anderson Hall 330

Lecture by Will Seuffert, Executive Director Environmental Quality Board (EQB) & Anna Henderson, Climate and Energy Planner Environmental Quality Board (EQB)

Photo Credit: Energy Transition by Florian Richter CC BY-SA 2.0Minneapolis Leadership on Climate, Energy, and Land Use 

Tuesday 10/13 4:50-5:55 PM in Anderson Hall 330

Lecture by Brendon Slotterback, Minneapolis City Staff

MINNEAPOLIS, MN JULY 15:Conference on Energy Storage at the University of Minnesota Law School on July 15, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. © Tony NelsonLocal City Leadership on Climate Change

Tuesday 10/20 4:50-5:55 PM in Anderson Hall 330

Lecture by Peter Lindstrom, Mayor of Falcon Heights

ACIFIC OCEAN (July 17, 2012) Aviation BoatswainÕs Mate (Fuels) 3rd Class Joshua Palomares checks the specific gravity of biofuel with a thermo hydrometer in the quality surveillance fuel shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) during a replenishment at sea. Nimitz took on 200,000 gallons of a 50-50 blend of advanced biofuels and traditional petroleum based fuel during the U.S. Navy's Great Green Fleet demonstration portion of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Devin Wray/Released) 120717-N-ZG290-107 Join the conversation http://navylive.dodlive.milAn Expert Dialogue:  Are Biofuels Part of the Solution to Climate Change?    

Thursday 10/22 4:50-5:55 PM in Anderson Hall 330

Lecture by Jason Hill, Associate Professor, Department of Bio-products and Biosystems Engineering, CFANS; and Brendan Jordan, Vice President, Great Plains Institute

Capital Sunsets on Capital HillEnergy and Climate Policy at the National Level

Tuesday 10/27 4:50-5:55 PM in Anderson Hall 330

Lecture by Jamie Long, District Director for Congressman Keith Ellison

TeslaSustainable Transportation 

Thursday 10/29 4:50-5:55 PM in Anderson Hall 330

Lecture by Dr. Julian Marshall, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at University of Minnesota.

International Law, Equity, and Climate Change 

Tuesday 11/17 4:50-5:55 PM in Anderson Hall 330

Lecture by Dr. Hari Osofky, University of Minnesota Law School Professor and Energy Transition Lab Faculty Director.



There is space for 50 additional participants in the classroom. However, the presentation will take place as a regular class meeting and available seating will prioritize enrolled students.

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The Energy Transition Lab is a strategic initiative of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment in partnership with the Law School.
Funding for the Energy Transition Lab is primarily provided by the Institute on the Environment. Other funders include McKnight Foundation, Energy Foundation, Carolyn Foundation, US Department of Energy, Wind Energy Foundation and the University of California Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute. Support for energy storage work is provided by the Minneapolis Foundation, Great River Energy, Mortenson Construction, AES Corporation, Next Era Energy Resources, and General Electric. Funders have no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of any manuscript.