Powering the Future Policy Forum Series 2008 – 2009

July 22, 2013

In 2008 NYLCVEF launched its “Powering the Future” campaign. Our goal was to host a series of policy forums aimed at breaking through the clutter surrounding energy policy and providing policy makers and the general public with an unbiased and neutral arena to discuss these critical issues. Partnering with NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and its Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems, we hosted three forums focusing in solar, wind and nuclear power in the fall of 2008 and two more events focused on energy efficiency in the spring of 2009.

Residential and Commercial Energy Efficiency
Background Paper
Terminology Handout

Nuclear Energy Forum
Background Paper
Slide Presentation
Basic Energy Terminology Handout

Wind Energy Forum
Background Paper
Slide Presentation
Basic Energy Terminology Handout

Solar Energy Forum
Background Paper
Slide Presentation
Basic Energy Terminology Handout

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