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Energy Visions: Making Sense for Energy Efficiency

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 07:30 PM
Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ

Energy Visions: Three Compelling Cases for Conservation and Transition to Renewable Energy

Co-sponsored with Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at FDU

To a growing number of people throughout the world, the case for addressing runaway climate change is obvious. Still, the sweeping policies needed to stave off further warming must address fundamental economic realities:

  • Is it possible--and politically feasible--for the U.S. to transition to 100% renewable energy in time to avoid a dangerous climate tipping point?
  • Will a tax on carbon be necessary to reduce carbon emissions? What are the externalities and hidden costs?
  • Doesn't it make huge sense to become energy efficient and cut costs regardless of climate threats?

We asked three nationally-known energy policy experts to share their visions for an energy future that makes economic sense while achieving the carbon reduction goals necessary to ensure a safe and habitable planet.

Prof. Mark Jacobson of Stanford University is well known for his widely acclaimed, state-by-state vision to transition our nation to 100% wind, wave and solar power by the year 2050. Speaking with us by Skype, Prof. Jacobson will explain the rationale and methodology behind his comprehensive energy master plan and detail the realistic, state-specific goals that make economic sense for New Jersey.

Dan Sosland, President of the non-profit Acadia Center, spearheads pragmatic implementation plans to reduce carbon emissions throughout New England. Sosland will outline specific actions that can be taken now and are actually being implemented. Speaking from the perspective of one of the world’s largest users of fuel and energy, the U.S. military,

Capt. Leo Goff, U.S. Navy (Ret.), will illustrate how the military is confronting the impact of climate change in order to streamline logistics, cut fuel costs, improve military readiness and enhance our nation’s security.

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There will have a dynamic Q & A. 

Guns, Safety and Solutions

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 07:30 PM
Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ

Hear from Newtown, CT Rabbi Shaul Praver, Everytown's Adam Skaggs, Jersey City Mayor Stephen Fulop and Mom's Demand Action's Mandy Perlmutter          


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