Climate Change and the New Energy Economy

10/24/2017 - 5:30pm
Scripps Seaside Forum
Event Description: 

The Masters of Advanced Studies Climate Science and Policy (MAS-CSP) program will host a panel discussion "Climate Change and the New Energy Economy" on Tuesday October 24, 2017 from 5:30pm until 7:30pm in the Samuel H. Scripps Auditorium at the Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment.  

The doors will open at 5:00pm and we encourage you to join us for refreshments and discussion following the event.  Please see the attached flyer for more details, including an introduction to the panelists.  

Free parking is available.  Please park on LA Jolla Shores Drive or in a lot near the beach.  It is a short walk down to the forum.

This is a great opportunity to hear an exciting panel discussion about our path forward into a future in which new energy solutions allow for decarbonization in an environment of continued robust economic growth. 

The transition to a new energy economy, powered largely by renewable sources, is already underway:

  • How has climate change already impacted CA and how will it continue to influence the energy economy in California, nationally and globally?
  • How can we cultivate an environment conducive to job creation and increase economic opportunity during the transition to mostly renewables?
  • What type of jobs will be needed in the new energy economy?
  • What role will technological innovation play?
  • How will renewable energy storage impact our ability to achieve state and local renewable energy goals?
  • How can incentives for private corporations be better aligned with the broader policy incentive of increasing the share of renewable energy?

Moderator: Alan Sweedler, San Diego State University


  • Richard Hertzberg, Chairman, CEO and President of ENPEX Corporation
  • Ron Ishii, Vice President and Principal Engineer at AESC, Inc.
  • Julia Brown, Board of Directors, Compensation Committee Chair at Biodel, Inc.
  • Byron Washom, Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives at UC San Diego
For more information on this event, contact: 
Corey Gabriel
(858) 534-0748
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