Solar, Wind, Drill, Frack: What's Next in Energy?

At the second-annual Johnson Energy Connection, more than 20 Cornell alumni discuss the hottest topics in the energy industry.

Solar, Wind, Drill, Frack: What's Next in Energy?

Johnson’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise and the Johnson Energy Club host the second annual Johnson Energy Connection in Sage Hall on Friday, September 29, 2011. The event brings together the Cornell University community with alumni working in the energy industry.

This year, more than 20 Cornell alumni are attending, representing energy interests from wind power, solar power, oil and gas, energy infrastructure, energy efficiency, demand response, and energy trading. Companies represented include Chevron,ConEd, Corning, EnerNOC,enXco, GE, Harvest Power, and others.

Alumni will give short, TED-style presentations on a variety of topics relevant to energy in their particular areas of expertise. Presentation topics include: the future of U.S. energy security, the economics of offshore wind, the economics and geography of solar power, the impact of changing demographics on the energy industry, and many others.

 "Johnson Energy Connection has grown into a great event that links the Cornell community to the energy sector,” said Mark Milstein, director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise. “Alumni participation tripled this year, and the topics being discussed provide real insight into the issues facing the industry, as well as the role Cornell can play solving energy-related challenges.”

 The Johnson Energy Connection is sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise, Energy Club, Alumni Affairs and Development, Career Management Center, and the Sustainable Global Enterprise Club. It is an annual event, open to the Cornell community.


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