Our Energy Future: Opportunities and Challenges in Advanced Energy Technologies
This talk is part of a Thursday morning series, hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, titled Energy, Environment, Water: Managing the Interdependencies for our Grandchildren and Beyond. It will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.
About Energy, Environment, Water: Managing the Interdependencies for our Grandchildren and Beyond
Can we generate enough clean energy, and will there be enough clean water, to ensure a high quality of life in the future for all, if everyone in the world wants to live the way we do in the U.S.? This series will cover energy technologies (opportunities and challenges in energy); recent growth in use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to coax oil and gas out of the ground; implementing energy efficient technologies; transportation, an essential in providing physical connections, giving us access to goods, services, and each other – at increasingly greater speeds; and world-wide water resources. The grand challenge of our time is providing clean, sustainable, affordable, and environmentally responsible energy for everyone.
Ms. Redfield is President and CEO of Next Energy, a 501 (c3) non-profit organization established in 2002 to drive advanced energy investment and job creation in Michigan. Ms. Redfield assumed this role in mid-2010. Prior to this role she was the Co-owner and CFO of Fordsell Machine, President of DTE Energy Technologies and DTE Edison America, Senior Engagement Manager of McKinsey and Company and Field Engineer at E.I. DuPont. NextEnergy is a unique organization providing business consulting, technology demonstration and commercialization support, and input to policy in order to accelerate investment and job creation in advanced energy technologies in Michigan. CEO Jean Redfield will discuss the opportunities and challenges in energy, and how Michigan-based enterprises are involved in innovating our energy future.