By creating and hosting the Clean Energy Speaker Series, Georgia Tech is providing a neutral, open forum where everything from national security and economic development issues related to energy can be discussed.

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Recent Submissions

  • Economic Development and the Clean Economy 

    Pollin, Robert; Brown, Marilyn A.; Porzecanski, Roberto (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-01-25)
    According to “Sizing the Clean Economy” by the Brookings Institution: The clean economy, which employs some 2.7 million workers, encompasses a significant number of jobs in establishments spread across a diverse group ...
  • Southeast Wind Energy: Is An Answer Blowing in the Wind? 

    Rigas, Nikolaos; Mikhail, Amir; Hanes, Spencer (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-09-29)
    The speakers will consider the viability of wind as a source for utility and commercial-scale power in the Southeast. Topics will include Southeast wind resources, technology viability and fit, project development and ...
  • Clean Energy As a Driver for Cooperation and Global Growth 

    Barker, Gregory Leonard George; Sweeney, Fionnuala (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-05-10)
    On May 10, 2012 UK Government Minister Gregory Barker MP was interviewed by CNN International anchor Fionnuala Sweeney. Clean Energy and Clean Technology are established global markets with excellent prospects for future ...
  • Southeast Solar: Ready for Prime Time? 

    Perez, Richard; Demirdoven, Nuri; Coker, Anthony A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-04-28)
    The speakers will cover Southeastern solar resources, environmental and operating conditions, economic proposition and technology fit and availability.
  • Building Your Clean Tech Company in the South 

    Pate, Player; Quinlan, Paul; Coker, Anthony A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-03-28)
    The world is increasingly flat in Clean Technology. While local and regional markets exist for Clean Tech, national and international markets contain key drivers that impact market acceptance and economic viability that ...
  • Building Consensus on the Role of Clean Energy and Clean Tech 

    Detchon, Reid; Hakes, Jay (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-04-18)
    Clean Energy and Clean Technology continue to play increasingly significant roles in meeting future energy needs as evidenced by the growth of numerous markets across the US and globally. As an example, in 2011 worldwide ...
  • Southeast Energy Demand to 2030 

    Beamon, Alan; Schaal, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-11-18)
  • Southeast Biomass: Highest and Best Use 

    Thomas, Valerie; Walsh, Marie; McClure, Nathan; Burnside, Michael H. (Mike) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-02-24)
    Regional biomass resources and economics are analyzed along with the business proposition of converting softwood into fuel.
  • The Future of Coal for Southeast Power Generation 

    Brinkworth, Gary; Hill, Gerald (Jerry) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-10-27)
    The speakers will consider the extent to which coal will serve as a feedstock for power generation, with one utility’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) as a case study. In addition, the speakers will address the prospects ...
  • Natural Gas: A Clean Energy Alternative 

    Haley, Don; Wochner, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-09-28)
    According to the US Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2011 , the United States possesses 2.5 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of potential natural gas resources. Natural gas from shale resources, considered ...
  • Southeast Biomass: Project Development Incentives and Challenges 

    Burchfield, Marvin; Shah, Amish M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-03-31)
    The program will provide an overview of the available incentives for investments in renewable energy projects and current practical and policy issues regarding those incentives. The speakers will also discuss the actual ...
  • Southeast Solar: Project Development–Incentives and Challenges 

    Heinemann, Amy; Shore, Michael; Cusick, Kerinia (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-05-26)
    The speakers will consider requirements for development of successful utility, commercial and residential-scale solar projects in the Southeast. Considerations will include site location, power purchase agreements, project ...
  • The Water/Energy Nexus 

    Crittenden, John C.; Smith, Brennan T.; Adler, Judy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-01-26)
    Liquid fuels production and the generation of electricity from many sources requires substantial amounts of water. In addition to considerations about water quantity, is water quality affected in the process of meeting ...
  • Nuclear Power: Considerations Post-Fukushima 

    Sjoden, Glenn; Axelrod, Howard; Debs, Brian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-11-16)
    The Energy Information Administration states that "nuclear power plants generate approximately 20 percent of U.S. electricity (23 percent for Georgia), and the plants in operation today are often seen as attractive assets ...
  • Electric Vehicles and the Grid 

    King, Thomas J. (Tom); Echols, Ben; Lomangino, Paul F. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-04-27)
    Consumer adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the United States is anticipated to be significant and rapid. In fact, some prognosticators compare it to the roll-out of air conditioning. While possibly overstated in terms ...
  • The Smart Grid and Energy Data: Measurement and Management 

    McDonald, John; Khan, Musaddeq; Malik, Sanjoy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-03-30)
    The Smart Grid has the potential to provide overwhelming amounts of data about residential, commercial and industrial energy consumption. Further, it offers the possibilities of two-way interaction between consumer and ...
  • Hydraulic Fracturing's Role in Natural Gas Resource Development 

    Santamarina, J. Carlos; Gupta, D. V. Sayta (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-10-19)
    According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), over 87% of the natural gas consumed in the US comes from domestic sources. The proportion of total U.S. natural gas production coming from shale resources has grown ...
  • High-Voltage Grid of the Future 

    Glotfelty, Jimmy; Frank, Daniel E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-05-18)
    Analysts estimate that over $300 billion (pubic and private) will likely be invested in electric transmission in the United States during the next 20 years. Several factors drive this investment agenda, which include: ...
  • National Defense and Clean Energy (Applications and Implementation) 

    Reynolds, David; Hull, Christine Gettys; Meier, Steven (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-02-29)
    The Department of Defense makes up 80 percent of the federal government's energy use, and 1 percent of the nation as a whole. The Department spent $15 billion on energy last year, 75 percent of which was for military ...
  • The State of the Smart Grid 

    Iyer, Giri; Divan, Deepakraj M.; Tai, Humayun (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-02-23)
    The potential of the Smart Grid is enormous: improved energy efficiency, optimization of power supply and demand, and greater transparency into power consumption. Theoretically, at some point in the future, the Smart Grid ...

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