Ash Center Discussion: Will Renewables Renew Democracy?

On Wednesday February 10 at Harvard University, the Ash Center will host a discussion on the democratic opportunities in renewable energies from a transnational perspective, moderated by Muriel Rouyer, Professor of Political Science at the University of Nantes (France) and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at HKS. Welcome remarks will be given by French Ambassador, Gerard Araud, from 4:00-4:30pm, followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include Karine Dognin-Sauze, Vice-President of Greater Lyon, who will present HIKARI, an innovative project on “positive energy building,” developed jointly by France and Japan; Jeremy McDiarmid, Senior Director for Innovation and Industry Support at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (“MassCEC”); and Shaun Chapman, Vice President, Policy & Electric Markets at SolarCity. With special video presentation by Bill McKibben, author, environmentalist, activist, and co-founder of

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