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Public Lecture - U.S. Innovation & Policy for Clean & Renewable Energy, AUA

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April 27, 2015, 12:30 - April 27, 2015, 13:30

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Organizer: Acopian Center for the Environment
Venue: Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall
Phone:+374 60 69-40-40
Address: 40 Marshal Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan, Armenia

In recent years, the United States has registered significant energy efficiency and renewable energy gains:

  • Solar electricity generation in the United States has increased 4000% since 2010;
  • The U.S. is twice as energy efficient today as it was in 1980, while its GDP has grown 2.5 times; and,
  • America’s greenhouse gas emissions are today as low as they were in the mid-1990s.

Dr. Meyer will probe these and other clean energy and environmental successes in the United States, highlighting the goals of 29 U.S. states that have set aggressive standards for renewable energy development, impacting hundreds of millions of people. He will examine how new U.S. energy efficiency standards, which will save $300 billion in energy costs through 2030, can impact global development. Further, he will demonstrate how policy decision making of the world’s second-largest energy consuming nation can impact you. 

About Dr. Meyer

Dr. Patrick Meyer has nearly 10 years experience as an energy and environmental policy specialist, including extensive fieldwork experience in nearly 20 countries. Currently serving as Science & Technology Advisor for the Economic Growth Office at the USAID Armenia Mission, he designs and executes clean energy and water programs to build a more secure and prosperous Armenian nation. In the past, Dr. Meyer has worked for the U.S. Department of State to help Southeast Asian nations design policies to build cleaner energy systems and attract competitive financing for clean technology development; for the American Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to advise the Government of Malaysia on their green development strategy; and for the United States Congress to design public policies for alternative energy development and STEM education. Dr. Meyer holds a Ph.D. in Energy & Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware. He is an avid cyclist, mountain biker, hiker, camper, and explorer.

 

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