Columbus, OH The Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team will present “The Future of Energy and Climate Change Policies”? on Tuesday, December 11. Bruce H. Braine, Vice President of Strategic Policy Analysis at American Electric Power, will present a perspective on potential future energy and climate change policies in the US, the effect of economic concerns on climate policy, and the role of government agencies in finding new approaches to the problem of climate change.
The webinar will be held on December 8 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendance is free, but registration is required to receive log-in information — visit changingclimate.osu.edu to sign up. A Q&A session, moderated by Dr. Brent Sohngen of Ohio State’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics, will follow the presentation.
The webinar will discuss the potential effects of the recent US elections, from possible new climate and clean energy legislation to the role the Environmental Protection Agency might play in formulating future climate policy through new regulations. Additional topics will include the potential role of a carbon tax in future federal budgets, regulations on automobile and utilities emissions, and the impact of emerging shale gas supplies on the United States’ commitments to a 17% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2020.
Mr. Braine has been VP of Strategic Policy Analysis at American Electric Power since 2001, and is responsible for the analysis of federal and state energy and environmental policies, as well as the development of long-term environmental and energy strategy. He also currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), and is a former board member of the Chicago Climate Exchange and of the Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations (OANO).
The OSU Climate Change Outreach Team is a partnership among multiple departments within The Ohio State University, including OSU Extension, Ohio Sea Grant, the Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics, and the School of Environment & Natural Resources, to help localize the climate change issue by bringing research and resources to Ohioans and Great Lakes residents. More information about the team’s work is available at changingclimate.osu.edu.
Christina Dierkes, Outreach Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant, 614-292-8913, firstname.lastname@example.org.