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Technologies and Policies for a Sustainable Energy Future in the U.S. and Southeast

Monday, January 22, 2018,

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  • Location: Vanderbilt Law School • 131 21st Ave South • Nashville, TN 37203
  • Room: Moore Room

The way electricity is generated, delivered, and used is undergoing a significant transformation. Distributed energy resources, many of them on the consumer side of the meter, are expanding rapidly. In this talk I explore the outlook for our power systems as distributed technologies advance and consumer demands converge. How might these trends impact grid reliability and greenhouse gas emissions, and what impact might future policies and business models have?

Please join Vanderbilt's Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, Energy and Environmental Law Society, and Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies for an engaging lecture by Dr. Marilyn A. Brown, a Regents and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Marilyn BrownMarilyn Brown is a professor in the School of Public Policy. She joined Georgia Tech in 2006 after a distinguished career at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she led several national climate change mitigation studies and became a leader in the analysis and interpretation of energy futures in the United States.

Her research focuses on the design and impact of policies aimed at accelerating the development and deployment of sustainable energy technologies, with an emphasis on the electric utility industry, the integration of energy efficiency, demand response, and solar resources, and ways of improving resiliency to disruptions. Her books include Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), Green Savings: How Policies and Markets Drive Energy Efficiency (Praeger, 2015), and Climate Change and Global Energy Security (MIT Press, 2011). She has authored more than 250 publications. Her work has had significant visibility in the policy arena as evidenced by her numerous briefings and testimonies before state legislative bodies and Committees of both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

This event is free and open to the public.

Visitors should park in the Terrace Place Garage, spaces 41-92, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Terrace Place, or the Wesley Place Garage, spaces 52-170, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Scarritt Place.  Parking costs range from $4.00 to $12.00 at these garages.  Both are within walking distance of the law school.