Lo’ and behold! Spring looks like it may finally, perhaps just maybe, be stepping out of the winter shadows to bestow us with blue(r) skies, blooming trees, and a bit of sunshine!

It’s been a long winter here at Fletcher but it hasn’t all been gray and gloom. On a cold morning not so long ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with the inimitable Bobbi Kates-Garnick, a double (Fletcher) Jumbo, former Undersecretary for Energy for Massachusetts, and our Professor of Practice and Senior Research Fellow at our Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP). We chatted about her views on the intersection of local and global energy policy and the impact of the U.S.’ stated plan to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, among other topics.

Keeping the post short and sweet this week, I invite you to watch our interview here:

Bobbi does such a great job of tying together the disparate issues that we focus on here at Fletcher – from business to economics, to science, transport, and finance – and relating how they impact energy policy. Her expertise is exemplary in helping CIERP and our students use that famous multidisciplinary Fletcher School-lens to address the local, regional, and global challenges that we face vis-à-vis the energy and the environment sectors. And that’s something that certainly puts a ‘spring’ in my step!

As always, thanks for reading.

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