Marilyn Ann Brown
Professor, School of Public Policy and Brook Byers Chaired Professor of Sustainable Systems
Georgia Institute of Technology
April 16th, 2015, 11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Cardinal Room, Memorial Union
Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
Energy and the environment are two of the most critical topics of the 21st century. Dr. Marilyn Brown of the Georgia Institute of Technology will introduce you to fresh perspectives on energy production, new technology, policymaking, user behavior, and how these features all play critical roles in determining the best plan of action to overcome the global energy crisis.
Brown will discuss her new book, “Green Savings – How Policies and Markets Drive Energy Efficiency,” which asserts that reducing energy consumption should be a frontline strategy to address global climate change, threats to energy security, and the challenge of grid reliability. Brown, along with co-author Yu Wang of Iowa State University, support two bold arguments: that policies motivating greater investment in high energy efficiency should be a priority, and that energy efficiency can help the nation in times of crisis.
Presented by the Iowa Energy Center