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Event Date: Monday, May 1, 2017, 5:30 pm

The Future of Nature: The Energy We Need

Join WBUR at “The Future of Nature: The Energy We Need,” part of an ongoing speaker series presented by The Nature Conservancy.

With well-known sources like hydro, wind and solar at the forefront, many countries have made impressive strides transitioning to clean energy. Still, the challenges are immense: Consider that only 13 percent of the electricity produced in the United States comes from renewable sources. As the essential push toward a low-carbon future accelerates, though, how do we balance the benefits with the potential risks to nature? What are the tools—technology, policy, markets and beyond—that will help us produce the clean energy we need in New England and globally, while protecting the health of our rivers and minimizing energy sprawl and other impacts? What role can lesser known renewable sources like biomass and tidal power play?


  • Dan Delurey, president of Wedgemere Group (moderator)
  • Katherine Hamilton, Partner, 38 North Solutions
  • Jessika Trancik, Associate Professor of Energy Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Nels Johnson, Director, North America Energy Program, The Nature Conservancy.

The event takes place at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center (NERD), One Memorial Drive in Cambridge.

Click here to reserve your spot with The Nature Conservancy.


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