26 January 2012
Sustainable Benicia Symposia Series - Focus on Energy
The Community Sustainability Commission in partnership with Dominican University of California
As the largest emissions of Greenhouse Gases in Benicia stem from energy production and use, and our biggest potential financial costs or savings relate to energy, the series begins with setting a baseline of the major energy sources: Non Renewables (fossil fuels), Renewables, and Nuclear. From there the symposia drills down more deeply into Renewables, Energy Efficiencies and finally, policy and financing.
The symposia will be held the first Thursdays of February, March, April and May from 6 - 8:30PM at City Hall. Please come and engage with us on this critical topic for our city.
- February 2 – Energy Sources: Renewables, Non-Renewables, Nuclear
- March 1 – Energy Renewables in Benicia: Wind, Solar, Tidal
- April 5 – Energy Applications and Efficiencies in Benicia: Home, Commercial, Industrial
- May 3 – Getting From Here to There – Energy in Benicia: Local, State and Federal Legislation; Best Practices; Marin and Community Choice Aggregation, International – What are Europe and China doing?
The February 2nd symposium will be moderated by Sarah Diefendorf, Executive Director, Environmental Finance Center, EPA Region IX, Speaking on Renewable Energy is Peter Asmus, a senior analyst with Pike Research, a clean tech intelligence research firm is also the author of "Introduction to Energy in California." Dr. Linda Swift retired after 23 years with Chevron from the position of General Manager of Integrated Laboratory Technologies, will address Non-Renewable Energy. Dr. William (Bill) Halsey serves as Associate Program Leader for Advanced Nuclear Energy at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and has been an engineer at the lab for over 30 years. He currently focuses on development of advanced nuclear energy technologies, and leads the Nuclear Fuel Cycle R&D at LLNL.
For more information, contact:
Associate Director, Environmental Finance Center