Green Energy Alternatives

Friday, December 3, 2010

Scholarly Communications Center

Alexander Library • Rutgers University

169 College Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

A conference hosted by the Rutgers Center for European Studies

9:00-9:20      Coffee / Breakfast Buffet

9:20-9:30      Welcome

  • R. Daniel Kelemen, Jean Monnet Chair and Director, Center for European Studies, Rutgers University

9:30-10:15      Green Energy Alternatives – Perspectives from Germany

  • Friedo Sielemann, Counselor for Energy and Environment, German Embassy, Washington DC: TBA

10:15-11:00      Green Energy Alternatives – Perspectives from New Jersey

  • Michele Siekerka, Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection: “Advancing green energy DEP is making this happen”
  • Frank Felder, Director, Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University: “Aligning Renewable Energy Policies with Reductions in Greenhouse Gases”

11:00-11:15      Coffee Break

11:15- 12:00      Solar Energy Panel

  • Laurent Paty,  Director of Customer Programs and Market Development, Petra Solar: “Improving Grid Reliability Through Distributed PV Generation” by Johan Enslin, CTO; Adje Mensah, Marketing Manager; and Laurent Paty, director of Customer Programs (presenter)”
  • Dr. Stefan Parhofer, CEO of Gehrlicher Solar: ”Feed-in-tariffs versus RPS – why we like both: Experiences from a German PV company”

12:00-12:30      Biofuels

  • Joachim Messing, Director of the Waksman Institute for Microbiology, Rutgers University: “Examples of Alternative Biofuels”

12:30-12:45 Concluding Comments and Discussion



With generous support from the Transatlantic Climate Bridge - a project of the German Information Center USA and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Washington DC