Title

VIDEO: Opening Session: What Does a Low-Carbon Future Look Like?

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date

6-6-2012

Series

Martz Summer Conference (4th: 2012: Boulder, Colo.)

Description

VIDEO:

3:00 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Welcome: Phil Weiser, Dean, University of Colorado Law School

OPENING SESSION: What Does a Low-Carbon Future Look Like?

3:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Moderator: Mark Squillace, Director, Natural Resources Law Center, University of Colorado Law School

Presenter: Robin Newmark, Ph.D., Director, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Lakewood, CO

Commentators:

Tom Kenworthy, Center for American Progress, Golden, CO

Karin Sheldon, Executive Director, Western Resource Advocates, Boulder, CO

Moderator

Phil Weiser, Mark Squillace

Streaming Media

Comments

The future of the planet may depend upon our ability to increase energy supplies even as we reduce carbon emissions. This conference will address how a low-carbon energy program might evolve with a particular focus on the American West. It will focus on the future of energy in the West--on a “managed transition” to a different energy mix, on the need to nest this effort in a framework that acknowledges interconnections, and on identifying the most salient opportunities to consider the legal, political, financial, and technical challenges.