This symposium takes a broad look at the scientific challenges and policy issues surrounding renewable energy, with special reference to Iowa and the Midwest. Should the government support a shift from nonrenewable to renewable sources of energy? Will shifting toward renewables decrease the pace of climate change or make us more energy secure? What are the technical barriers to rapidly increasing our reliance on renewable energy? What policy changes are necessary or desirable in order to promote renewable energy growth? Topics covered will include infrastructure development (e.g. wind farms; transmission lines), biofuels, emerging environmental problems, and distributed energy policy.
Please register for the symposium by Friday, October 10.