When: Monday, March 10, 8-9:30pm
Where: 337 Mudd
How can a sustainability professional implement her plan and generate buy-in from colleagues? What sustainability challenges exist in the healthcare industry, and what solutions can be found?
Agrion is a global business network connecting professionals focusing on energy, cleantech and corporate sustainability. Each week, their offices host online and onsite conferences to facilitate collaboration within the industry. Upcoming New York onsite and online meetings are listed below:
For more information about these events and the organization click here, Agrion.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 7:00pm-9:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm), The WNYC Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton Street, NYC
FREE live stream hosted by Greentech Media starting at 7:05pm.
Get your ticket here!
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By 2016 there will be a new distributed solar PV installation every 83 seconds in the United States. More distributed solar has been deployed in the past 2.5 years than in the 50 years prior, and GTM Research is forecasting another doubling over the next 2.5 years. Given the undeniable fact that we are moving from a centralized energy system to a next-generation distributed energy system, the industry is beginning to look at the grid edge as the true future of grid modernization.
This panel discussion will cover the rapid growth of PV in the US and how it’s impacting the the future of grid infrastructure and all of the stakeholders involved.
The discussion is a featured event of Solar One and NYC ACRE’s cleantech panel discussion series, Clean Energy Connections.
Rick Thompson – President and Co-Founder, Greentech Media
Ben Kellison – Senior Smart Grid Analyst, GTM Research
Margarett Jolly – Director of Research & Development, Consolidated Edison Company of New York
Shaun Chapman – Director, Policy and Electricity, SolarCity
Stacey Hughes – Chief Marketing Officer, Sunlight General Capital
Naimish Patel – Chief Executive Officer, Gridco Systems
6:30 – 7:00 – Registration & Networking
7:00 – 8:30 – Panel Discussion
8:30 – 9:00 – Reception
SUMASA, in cooperation with SIPA Energy Association and SIPA Eco, present:
Bernard Salha at Columbia
Thursday, March 6, 2014
6:15 pm- 8:00 pm
Bernard Salha is director of research and development at the EDF Group.
During his visit, he will meet with students at the School of International and Public Affairs on March 6th, in an event cosponsored by the SIPA Energy Association and the SIPA Environmental Coalition. The topic of discussion will be the future of the utility (including distributed energy, smart grid and intermittence) highlighting the following topics:
- What does a “utility 2.0″ look like to EDF?
- What is EDF’s vision on a)the future of distributed energy (including energy efficient, demand response, and distributed generation), b)how it will affect its business model?
- What is EDF’s thinking/current undertakings/timeline for Smart Grid deployment?
- What obstacles currently stand in the way of broader deployment of “smart energy management infrastructure”?
- Intermittency and renewable energies
Event Registration: https://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/register.php?eventID=70849.
Reminder! The SUMASA Board Elections for the 2014-2015 academic year are happening soon!
The SUMA student community is an important and unique aspect of the SUMA experience. The Student Association plays an integral role in the development of this community. If you are interested in taking an active role in student life, please consider running for a position on the Executive Board.
• VP of Academic Affairs
• VP of Communications (2)
• VP of Events
• VP of Community Outreach
• VP of Finance
To submit your candidacy, please email sumasaboard with the position of interest in the subject line. Include your name, position of interest, photo, and a brief campaign statement (250 words), to be distributed to the student body.
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation seeks to sponsor thinking, building and speculating on how stories are discovered and told in a networked, digitized world. This Monday, they’ll be hosting their Magic Grant and Fellowship Application Mixer. There Journalism and Engineering students and faculty from Columbia and Stanford University will meet to discuss the ideas generated by 2014/15 grant and fellowship awardees. For more information and links to grant and fellowship awardee ideas, see the link below.
MIT’s Climate CoLab is seeking knowledgeable, passionate and committed volunteers who are eager to help crowdsource new, creative solutions to issues related to climate change.
The Climate CoLab is an online platform where people from around the world collaborate on developing and evaluating proposals for what to do about global climate change. Activity in the Climate CoLab is organized through contests, and anyone in the world can participate. This year, the Climate CoLab is running 15-20 contests on a range of topics, from building efficiency to urban adaptation to shifting public attitudes and behaviors.
For more information, click the link below.