Renewable Energy Progress --Despite Resistance from the Fossil Fuel Industry

Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
November 10, 2015, Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA

Jeff Deyette, Assistant Director of Energy Research and a senior energy analyst in the Climate and Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge MA. Mr. Deyette conducts analysis on the economic and environmental costs and benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. He has written extensively for UCS and various renewable energy industry publications on the consumer, employment, and environmental benefits of increasing renewable energy use.

In this discussion, Mr. Deyette takes up the problem of the fossil fuel industry’s resistance to renewable energy, and he gives an update on the progress that is being made across the US, despite that resistance. The Union of Concerned Scientists is a leader in the effort to transition to sustainable energy –and also to promoting an informed public about a wide range of science-related issues.

articles by Jeff Deyette:

Department of Energy Analysis Shows the Vast Economic Potential of Renewable Energy

Deceit and Disinformation on Full Display in ALEC’s New ‘Carbon Reduction’ Policy Measure

EPA Expands the Role of Renewable Energy in the Final Clean Power Plan

Risking Our Clean Energy Future by Gambling with an Over-reliance on Natural Gas

Cooler, Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living.