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Energy Resources and Environment Events

ERE Spring Welcome Orientation

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for our spring orientation where you'll have an opportunity to meet and chat with ERE faculty, ask questions about ERE's spring courses and learn about program updates.

(RSVP required | Lunch will be provided.)

Our Food System: A Disruptor to Climate Disruption.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

This seminar will examine the complex interactions between food systems, diets, and the environment, and their impact on climate disruption.

During the talk, Jessica Fanzo will discuss the challenges facing the food system as a result of environmental degradation and climate change and the state of current diets and their effects on human health outcomes. As we consider paths forward, she will present holistic solutions that align nutrition, health, and...

Industry’s ESG Evolution: The Link to Social, Corporate and Regulatory Value

Monday, February 24, 2020 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Environmental Social Governance (ESG) represents a market paradigm shift, not a passing trend. Companies across the globe are diligently and responsibly incorporating ESG disclosures to strengthen their brand, financial performance and social license to operate. Come join Alanna Fishman - a 2017 Johns Hopkins SAIS grad and former ERE student - to hear her insights as to how ESG issues tie to core business strategy and capture positive social impacts...

State-Owned Enterprises: No Climate Success Without Them

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Philippe Benoit will discuss the role of SOEs in driving GHG emissions, examine the effectiveness of market-oriented solutions such as carbon taxes in changing SOE behavior, and explore other options to engage these companies that build off their distinctive features.

Commercial Fleet Electrification in the United States & Internationally

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Beyond Teslas and Chevy Volts, the factors driving commercial fleet electrification, including demonstrable advantages in total cost of ownership ("TCO") for commercial electric vehicles compared to comparable internal combustion engine vehicles, are strong and poised to see rapid market growth. However, there are several barriers to accelerated adoption, including availability of both product and financing.

Robert Gurman, Managing Consultant, Proenergy Consulting and Johns Hopkins SAIS '82, will discuss this emerging...

Energy Policy Issues and the Challenge of Climate Change

Monday, April 6, 2020 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Professor Weisgall will discuss energy transitions, the state of the energy industry today, and solutions needed in the energy sector to meet the challenge of climate change.

About the Speaker:

Jonathan Weisgall is Vice President for Government Relations for Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. He joined CalEnergy (Berkshire Hathaway Energy's predecessor company) in 1993 as Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. Weisgall also serves as...