The Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar Series presents “Interconnected Energy Grids – A Future for Electric Energy” with Professor Aleksandar Stanković, Alvin H. Howell Professor in Electrical Engineering.
The area of energy processing, which includes power electronics, electric drives and power systems, is at a crossroads. Its challenges are both external (contribution to climate change, nonfunctional markets) and internal (inability to integrate renewable sources and efficient loads). The promise of energy processing comes from a growing array of potentially transformative technologies that currently exist in energy components, power electronics, distributed sensing, and networked control. The first part of this talk will review available energy technologies, and outline salient features of the existing energy systems. The second part will outline desirable future developments in electric energy systems with an emphasis on interconnection of networks with different energy carriers.
Monday, December 5, 2011
12:30-1:45 in Cabot 108b
The Fletcher School, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford
A light lunch will be served (no RSVPs – first come first served)
The Energy and Climate Policy Research Seminar Series is convened by Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher and sponsored by the Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program at Fletcher’s Center for International Environment and Resource Policy.
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Join OneWorld on December 2nd between 11:00AM and 4:30PM in the Mayer Campus Center for the Third Annual OneWorld Global Crafts Bazaar. The OneWorld Bazaar brings together student groups, local artisans, students and faculty in efforts to raise awareness about fair trade and global inequality. Join over 20 student groups and 5 local vendors to browse hundreds of local and global fair trade crafts and food products. With this year’s theme, Fair Trade and Socially Responsible Consumption, the bazaar will help you think about how to “Vote With Your Dollar” as you get a head start on holiday shopping. Enjoy free food from local restaurants, support artisans around the world, and learn more about ways you can be a more responsible consumer in the future! For more information check out our website www.oneworldtufts.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where did the idea of “fair trade” come from? Who decides what is fair? What do all those labels and certifications mean, anyway? How do you know that your purchase actually is “fair”? Elizabeth Bennett, PhD candidate at Brown University and Fletcher alum (MALD ’08) will answer these questions and more in her lecture at 7:30 on December 1st in Cabot 205. Our discussion will include a history of fair trade, a comprehensive explanation of how fair trade certification works, a summary of current debate and controversies in fair trade, and guidance on how to be a fair trade and socially responsible consumer. For students interested in learning more about what the commonly-used term ‘fair trade’ actually means, or who would like to get involved in the fair trade movement, this lecture will be both interesting and instructive! For more information email check out our website www.oneworldtufts.com or email Molly.Weinstein@tufts.edu .