Annual REI Energy Symposium

The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) hosts a symposium every year in the spring.  Speakers from academia, industry, and government will be hosted for keynote addresses on topics relating to energy science, engineering, economics, and policy.

The Annual REI Energy Symposium provides faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with the opportunity to learn about the new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country.

If you are interested in participating in our next annual conference, please email Program Coordinator, Beatrice Birrer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eleventh Annual REI Energy Symposium and IPCC Outreach

Energy and Climate: One Day Two Great Events - May 4th 2016

The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) and Rutgers Climate Institute (RCI) are proud to facilitate conversation on energy and climate with a unique and outstanding program.

Morning Program: Eleventh Annual Rutgers Energy Institute Energy Symposium

The annual energy symposia by the Rutgers Energy Institute provide faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with the opportunity to learn about the new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country and globe. Presentations from the event can be found below.

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  • Hoesung Lee, Chair of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
  • Title:  The IPCC After Paris
Robert Watson
    • Robert Watson,  Director of Strategic Development at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia
  • Title: Tackling Climate Change: A Near-Term Actionable Mitigation Agenda
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  • Lidija Sekaric, Director of Solar Energy Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), DOE
  • Title: The SunShot Initiative: Getting to Ubiquitous Solar
Richard Newell
  • Richard G. Newell, Gendell  Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics; Director, Duke Energy Initiative, Duke University
  • Title:  Accelerating Energy Innovation for Climate Mitigation

Dr. Hoesung Lee, who received his Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University and is Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and Sir Robert Watson, a former IPCC Chair were featured speakers during both the morning and afternoon program.

View the complete program and speaker biographies here.

Afternoon Program:  Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability:  From the IPCC to New Jersey Practitioners

Hoesung Lee, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

 

Robert Watson,  Director of Strategic Development at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia

  • Title: Reflections on IPCC’s Progress

 

Robert Kopp, Associate Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute, and Contributing Author, IPCC Working Group II (Chapter 19 Emergent Risks and Key Vulnerabilities)

  • Title:  Key Risks of Climate Change: Reasons For Concern
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Robin Leichenko, Chair Department of Geography, Co-Director Rutgers Climate Institute, and Review Editor, IPCC Working Group II (Chapter 12: Human Security)

 

Alan Robock, Distinguished Professor, Environmental Sciences, and  Contributing Author, IPCC Working Group II (Chapter 19: Emergent Risks and Key Vulnerabilities)

  • Title:  Risks From Geoengineering (Solar Radiation Management)
  • Presentation

 

Panel Discussion:  Experiences and Best Practices to Address Climate Change in New Jersey

Moderator: Michael Catania, Executive Director, Duke Farms and Co-Chair, NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance

Panelists:

Russell Furnari, Manager Environmental Policy Enterprise, PSEG Services Corporation

Chris Huch, Community Resiliency Specialist, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve

Stephen Marks, Municipal Manager, City of Hoboken

Pam Mount, Terhune Orchards

Nicky Sheats, J.D., Ph.D., Thomas Edison State University

For more information on the days program go to our event webpage by clicking here.

View the complete program and speaker biographies here.

 

Sponsored by Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers Climate Institute, with the generous support from the Dean's Office of Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences and School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

 

  • Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
  • Time: 8:30 am (registration and refreshments) - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Fiber Optics Auditorium , Busch Campus, Rutgers University
  • Special note on parking: Visitors may park in Lots 51, 59, 60a, 60b and 64 without permits and does not include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in. Rutgers Busch Campus Map.
  • The symposium will also include awards to the winners of this year's student Energy Innovation contest, sponsored by the Rutgers Energy Institute, to develop the best plans to reduce student energy consumption and promote eco-friendly practices throughout the Rutgers, New Brunswick Campus.

Tenth Annual REI Energy Symposium - May 5th 2015

Tenth Annual REI Energy Symposium - May 5th 2015

The annual energy symposia by the Rutgers Energy Institute provide faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with the opportunity to learn about the new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country.

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View video presentations and PDF of talks for speakers: YouTube link

 

  • Donald DePaolo (Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) will speak on "A Carbon Management Research Agenda"
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  • Steven Hamburg (Environmental Defense Fund, Chief Scientist) will speak on "Reducing Methane Emissions: Large Climate Mitigation Opportunity"
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  • Granger Morgan (Lord Chair Professor of Engineering, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University) will speak on "Muddling Through" on Climate Policy is a Good Start...but Not Enough"
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  • Oliver Morton (Science Writer and Editor, The Economist) will speak on "Anthropocene Contexts for Geoengineering"
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  • Jennifer Wilcox (Assistant Professor, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University) will speak on "The Role of Carbon Dioxide Removal in Climate Change Intervention"
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The symposium will also include awards to the winners of this year's student Energy Innovation contest, sponsored by the Rutgers Energy Institute, to develop the best plans to reduce student energy consumption and promote eco-friendly practices throughout the Rutgers, New Brunswick Campus.

  • Date: Took Place Tuesday, May 5, 2015
  • Time: 8:30 am (registration and refreshments) - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Fiber Optics Auditorium , Busch Campus, Rutgers University
  • Special note on parking: Visitors may park in Lots 51, 59, 60a, and 60b without permits and does not include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in.

Ninth Annual Energy Symposium - May 6, 2014

The annual energy symposia by the Rutgers Energy Institute provide faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with the opportunity to learn about the new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country.

The symposium will also include awards to the winners of this year's student Energy Innovation contest, sponsored by the Rutgers Energy Institute, to develop the best plans to reduce student energy consumption and promote eco-friendly practices throughout the Rutgers, New Brunswick Campus.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
  • Time: 8:30 am (registration and refreshments) - 2:00 pm
  • Agenda
  • Location: Fiber Optics Auditorium , Busch Campus, Rutgers University

 

Special note on parking: Visitors may park in Lots 51, 59, 60a, and 60b without permits and does not include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in.

 

Click to view video of presentations

 

 

Speakers:

Rush HoltCongressman Rush Holt, Jr.
Bio
Frank FelderFrank Felder
Director of Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
Bio and Abstract
Presentation (pdf)
Frank NapolitanoFrank Napolitano
Managing Director and Group Head, U.S. Power & Utilities, RBC Capital Markets
Bio and Abstract
Presentation (pdf)
Robert H. SocolowRobert H. Socolow
Co-Director, The Carbon Mitigation Initiative; Director, Climate and Energy Challenge, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University
Bio and Abstract
Presentation (pdf)

If you have additional questions, please contact:
Beatrice Birrer
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Tel: 848-932-3436

Eighth Annual Energy Symposium - May 7, 2013

The annual energy symposia by the Rutgers Energy Institute provide faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with the opportunity to learn about the new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country. The symposium will also include awards to the winners of this year's student Energy Innovation contest, sponsored by the Rutgers Energy Institute, to develop the best plans to reduce student energy consumption and promote eco-friendly practices throughout the Rutgers, New Brunswick Campus.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
  • Time: 8:45 am (registration and refreshments) - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Fiber Optics Auditorium , Busch Campus, Rutgers University
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Speakers

  • Steven Chu (former Secretary U.S. Department of Energy)
  • Al Darzins (Research & Development Director, Gas Technology Institute)
  • Steve Corneli (Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Policy and Strategy, NRG Energy, Inc.)
  • Thomas Dietz (Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy, Assistant Vice President for Environmental Research, Michigan State University)
  • Cynthia Warner (Chairman and CEO, Sapphire Energy Inc.)

 

Click here for the Agenda

Click here to view Video of all presentations

 

Special note on parking: Visitors may park in Lots 51, 59, 60a, 60b, 67, and 68 without permits and does not include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in.

 

 

If you have additional questions, please contact:
Beatrice Birrer
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Tel: 848-932-3436

Seventh Annual Symposium 2012

Visit REI Facebook gallery of the Seventh Annual Symposium

 

The REI Energy Symposium provides faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with the opportunity to learn about new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country. This years event brought leading speakers from academia, industry, and goverment together to focus on the critical role of energy policy.

SPEAKERS: • Dian Grueneich (formerly Commissioner on the California Public Utilities Commission, CPUC) • Steven E. Koonin (Institute for Defense Analyses' Science and Technology Policy Institute) • Roger C. Prince (ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co.) • Daniel P. Schrag (Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology at Harvard University, Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment)

 

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If you are interested in participating in our next annual symposium in 2013, please contact:
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Fifth Annual Symposium 2010

5 annual symposium rutgers energy instituteThe Rutgers Energy Institute will hold its Fifth Annual Energy Symposium on May 4, 2010

The annual energy symposia by the Rutgers Energy Institute provide faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with the opportunity to learn about the new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country. The symposium will also include awards to the winners of this year's student Energy Innovation contest, sponsored by the Rutgers Energy Institute, to develop the best plans to reduce student energy consumption and promote eco-friendly practices throughout the Rutgers, New Brunswick Campus.

 

Speakers:

  • Gerald Stokes (Associate Laboratory Director for Global and Regional Solutions, Brookhaven National Laboratory)
  • Michael Trachtenberg (CEO and CTO of Carbozyme)
  • Michael Walsh (Executive Vice President Research, Chicago Climate Exchange)
  • Stephen Mayfield (Director, San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, UCSD and co-founder of Sapphire Energy)

 

Registration:

 

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2009.
Time: 8:45 am (registration and refreshments) – 2:00 pm
Location: Fiber Optics Auditorium, Busch Campus, Rutgers University. Click for directions
If you have additional questions, please contact Beatrice Birrer: E-Mail bea at marine.rutgers.edu Tel: 732-932-6555 x244

Click here for the Agenda

 

Parking: Rutgers faculty, staff, and students are allowed to park in their regular assigned/permitted lots or in lots 59, 60A, 60B (no permit required).

Visitors will need to park in one of the allowed lots on (59, 60A, 60B). No permits required/Special Event parking has been arranged. Map (pdf) marked with allowed parking lots: click here

REI Symposium - Newsroom

Rutgers Energy Institute Symposium Addresses Need to Engage the Public in Creating Progressive Energy Policy

Symposium AudienceSince its establishment in 2005, the Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) has set a high bar when it comes to sustainable energy and public discourse with national energy leaders in research and policy such as Steven Chu, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy and Congressman Rep. Rush Holt, U.S. Representative from New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District in attendance at its annual symposium. For these past nine years, the institute has been committed to facilitating fundamental and applied scientific research, and progressive energy policy that promotes sustainable energy production compatible with economic growth and environmental vitality.

 

To promote meaningful dialogue and understanding of the complex technical and societal issues related to sustainable energy, this year’s event, the Ninth Annual Rutgers Energy Institute Symposium, was held on May 6 to a full house at the Fiber Optic Auditorium on the Busch Campus. It focused on the challenge of transitioning to a new world paradigm in energy science, economics and engineering, in conjunction with the need to engage the public in creating progressive energy and climate policy.

 

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Rush Holt at Rutgers Energy Institute Symposium

Rush HoltRush Holt Calls on Federal Government to Drive Innovations in Energy Technology, Climate Policy

Congressman joins industry and academic leaders to examine energy and climate issues at Rutgers Energy Institute symposium

 

Innovative research and technological advances can help the United States reduce its dependency on fossil fuels. But first elected officials and the public will have to overcome their reluctance to engage in energy and climate policy issues.

 

At an energy symposium at Rutgers this month, U. S. Representative Rush Holt challenged the federal government to lead the effort by making investments in science that will lead corporations and businesses to change their practices.

 

“If you are looking for new energy technologies, if you are looking for an understanding of climate measures, there are things that can best be done from the federal level,” said Holt, who represents New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District, which includes part of Rutgers in New Brunswick.  

 

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