[Please share this invitation with colleagues who teach courses about climate change, climate policy, environmental policy, environmental science, energy policy and/or economic development]
you are teaching a course in spring 2016 that includes content on
climate change, climate policy, environmental policy and/or energy
policy, you and your students are invited to participate in the PA Power
Dialog in Harrisburg on April 4, 2016. The PA Power Dialog, which is
being organized by the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium
(PERC), will engage Pennsylvania college and university students in
meaningful dialog with state regulators, legislators and peers about the
Clean Power Plan and its implementation in Pennsylvania.
Please contact Neil Leary (email@example.com) for more information or to reserve places for you and your students.
program for the Dialog is still being developed (draft appended at end
of this email), but will include a keynote talk by DEP Secretary John
Quigley (confirmed), student panels in which students will share their
work and viewpoints, small group roundtable discussions and
opportunities for dialog. Topics for student panels will be decided in
consultation with participating faculty.
We will also provide
opportunity for student organizations to participate and will provide
more information about this option in coming days.
Power Dialog is one of a number of state-level dialogs that are being
organized across the country by the Bard Center for Environmental
Policy. Bard CEP is developing and sharing resources for teaching about
the Clean Power Plan. PERC will assemble complementary resources that
are Pennsylvania specific, which we will make available for your use.
are working to make the conference free of charge. But there may be a
small registration fee to pay for the venue and possibly food depending
on whether we decide to provide lunch or have everyone get lunch on
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome & Overview
9:45 – 10:30 Student Panel 1
10:30 – 11:15 Student Panel 2
11:15 – 12:00 Student Panel 3
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch and keynote talk from DEP Secretary John Quigley
1:30 – 2:15 Implementation of the Clean Power Plan in PA: Status, Opportunities and Challenges
· Invited DEP official
· Invited Republican legislator
· Invited Democratic legislator
2:15 – 3:00 Open Q&A
3:00 – 3:45 Student Roundtables – small group discussions on selected topics
3:45 – 4:00 Closing Session