Making the Most of New Mexico’s Clean Energy Transition
Speaker: Seth Blumsack, Professor of Energy Policy and Economics, Santa Fe Institute and Penn State University
New Mexico has enacted one of the most aggressive targets in the U.S. to achieve a zero-carbon electricity grid, the Energy Transition Act. There is a lot of work to come in order to achieve this goal, but simply meeting the targets set by the Energy Transition Act leaves a lot of potential value on the table, in terms of clean energy achievement and leveraging clean energy policy for economic development. Dr. Blumsack will discuss a recent Santa Fe Institute workshop report that discusses strategies to achieve renewable electricity goals at the maximum possible benefit, and to use decarbonization in the power grid to achieve broader clean energy gains.
FREE Q&A to follow.
Seth Blumsack is on the faculty of the Santa Fe Institute, and is Professor of Energy Policy and Economics and International Affairs in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State University. He also directs Penn State’s interdisciplinary Center for Energy Law and Policy. Dr. Blumsack holds a B.A. in math and economics from Reed College, an M.S. in economics and a Ph.D. in engineering and public policy, both from Carnegie-Mellon. He has studied regulation and technology transition in the electricity industry for twenty-five years.