Upcoming Events


“How Solar Energy Became Cheap”

Dr. Gregory Nemet, The University of Wisconsin – Madison

Tuesday January 21, 2020 – 11:30 EST, 17:30 CET

Our first speaker for 2020 will be Professor Gregory Nemet of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, who will talk about his recently published book –  “How Solar Energy Became Cheap: A Model for Low-Carbon Innovation”.  Greg teaches at the UW’s LaFollette School of Public Affairs, where, among other things, he helps deliver the Energy Analysis and Policy certificate program for graduate students from across campus.
Greg’s book examines the history of solar energy, from when it was a relatively expensive source of energy that required subsidies to gain market penetration, to a well-established, price competitive, and growing source of carbon-free electricity.  Greg will also share the lessons learned along the way, and how these lessons might be applied to other sources of energy – to help accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels.
After receiving an A.B.  in geography and economics from Dartmouth College, Nemet received his doctorate in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley.  Nemet’s research focuses on understanding the process of technological change and the ways in which public policy can affect it.  He is currently a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th  Assessment Report.

In the meantime, please peruse the twelve talks in our Archives:

  • AirMiners.org
  • SOFT CAR
  • Racepoint Energy
  • Energy Web Foundation
  • Cryptocurrency in Renewable Energy – Solar Coin
  • Purify Fuel – Making Diesel fuel Cleaner and More Efficient
  • SAF-USA.com:  Solar Activated Façade
  • Ammonia as a Low Carbon Fuel
  • Nuclear Energy:  A Key Weapon in the Battle to Limit Climate Change
  • The Role of Energy in Sustainable Development
  • Climate Legislation in the Obama Presidency
  • An Introduction to Military Operational Energy