Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century

Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century

Friday, April 21st, 2023 8:00am to 2:00pm
: SUNY-ESF Gateway Center, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210
Registration required


APRIL 21, 2023

Information and Registration

Join 400 people both in person and virtual, to hear the most up to date and cutting edge information available on renewable energy policy and how renewable energy will be key to resiliency, mitigation and adaptation. We have lined up cutting edge speakers, and you will have the chance to include your questions during the panel discussion. Whether you are a CEO of a major corporation, a sustainability planner, developer, student, union member or an interested and concerned citizen, this information will be relevant and vital!

These are the most important topics to be discussed by the cutting edge speakers.

* Bridging Climate Change Resilience and Mitigation.

The ability to anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to changing conditions and withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from disruptions through adaptable and holistic planning and technical solutions.

* Grid Preparation for Vulnerability, Resiliency with Renewable Energy

Since electricity generation and associated processes make up a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions, the energy sector needs reliable, safe, clean and secure electricity generation, with input from many sectors of the economy, and a reliable grid which can quickly transition to using renewable energy as its main source.

* The Importance and Future of Energy Storage

High-performance, cost-effective, and safe energy storage systems being developed. These systems can be used for distribution and transmission grid applications, electric-drive vehicles, pumped-hydropower, hydrogen production. New cutting edge options are being researched, such a lithium-air, magnesium-ion, and solid-state technologies.

* Energy Justice Impacts and Need for Resiliency in the Minority Communities

Communities of color bear the brunt of energy-related social, economic and health burdens,. such as higher utility bills, heightened susceptibility to air and water pollution, and increased vulnerability to natural disasters. Extreme weather magnifies inequality, poverty. Involving communities in shaping their energy futures at this moment of energy transition is of utmost importance to protect the most marginalized communities.

* Jobs For the New Market in Resiliency

Employers across industries and government are paying attention to climate change more than ever. Demand for jobs in energy and clean technology is becoming even more important in the need for resiliency and mitigation and influences every job in every sector in one way or another.

* New York State Plans for Resiliency

The 2023 budget includes funds for more resiliency in extreme weather as well as support for climate change mitigation projects. How will CLCPA and IRA funding be accessed.