With well-known sources like hydro, wind and solar at the forefront, many countries have made impressive strides transitioning to clean energy. Still, the challenges are immense: Consider that only 13 percent of the electricity produced in the United States comes from renewable sources. As the essential push toward a low-carbon future accelerates, though, how do we balance the benefits with the potential risks to nature? What are the tools—technology, policy, markets and beyond—that will help us produce the clean energy we need in New England and globally, while protecting the health of our rivers and minimizing energy sprawl and other impacts? What role can lesser known renewable sources like biomass and tidal power play? Join the Nature Conservancy at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center, 1 Memorial Drive in Cambridge on Monday, May 1 for a panel discussion on The Future of Energy. There will be a reception at 5:30 and talk begins at 6:30. Tickets are $10, and may be reserved online at https://support.nature.org/site/Ticketing?view=Tickets&id=10065
Katherine Hamilton, Partner, 38 North Solutions;
Jessika Trancik, Associate Professor of Energy Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Nels Johnson, Director, North America Energy Program, The Nature Conservancy.
Moderator: Dan Delurey, President, Wedgemere Group
The Future of Nature Boston Speaker Series is made possible by the generosity of Marilyn and Jay Sarles, Tom Jones, David and Susan Leathers, and Eaglemere Foundation. Special thanks to media sponsor WBUR.