Bryson Symposium on Climate and Energy Policy

Mar 1, 2018 |
Pasadena, CA
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Bryson Symposium on Climate and Energy Policy

The Bryson Symposium on Climate and Energy Policy featured California’s local, state, and regional work on fuel economy, energy efficiency, and clean energy. At the event, nationally recognized experts shared their pioneering work with an audience of scholars, students, and policy experts in an array of fields. What united the speakers and the audience was a desire to understand how new research and innovations in both public policy and scientific research can contribute to the mitigation of climate change. As local and state policies will increasingly guide the future of energy policy, the lessons from California’s leaders have broad applications.

Named in honor of Academy Member John Bryson, a former member of the Academy’s Science, Engineering, and Technology advisory committee who provided a major gift to sustain the Academy’s work in science and engineering, the Bryson Symposium on Climate and Energy Policy was moderated by Academy Member Maxine L. Savitz, cochair of the Academy’s Alternative Energy Future project that is examining nontechnological barriers to the adoption of new energy technologies and how these barriers might be overcome.

Thomas F. Rosenbaum
President, California Institute of Technology
John Randell
John E. Bryson Director of Science, Engineering, and Technology Programs, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Opening Remarks
Maxine L. Savitz
Cochair of Academy project on the Alternative Energy Future
Advancing California's Climate & Energy Leadership
Mary Nichols
Chairman, California Air Resources Board
Ronald O. Nichols
President, Southern California Edison
Ralph Cavanagh
Co-director of the Energy Program, NRDC
New Breakthroughs in Research
Robert Weisenmiller
Chair, California Energy Commission
Nathan Lewis
George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
Dallas Burtraw
Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future