American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows are organizing a symposium on energy economics and policy on Friday, May 6. The symposium's goal is to enable informed dialogue on transitioning to a clean and sustainable energy future by giving an overview of our current energy system, including economic factors, market structures, regulation, and policies at federal, state, and local levels. Many of those advocating for reducing the carbon emissions from our energy usage do not fundamentally understand our current energy system and the challenges and potential economic levers that could be deployed to foster change.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

8:30 am to 6:30 pm

Lunch will be provided

American Association for the Advancement of Science Auditorium

1200 New York Avenue, NW

Washington DC

Free and open to the public.

Please RSVP

Organized by the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows' Energy/Climate and Biofuels Affinity Groups


The morning sessions will consist of panels that cover market structures and considerations for transitioning to a low-carbon energy mix in the electric and transportation sectors. The afternoon sessions will give an overview of the federal, state, and local policies that are currently in place or in process. Breakout sessions in the afternoon will allow the audience to build on the information they learned throughout the day by actively brainstorming next steps and potential future policies. The concluding reception is an opportunity for exchanging ideas and dreaming big about the U.S. transition to a low carbon energy future.

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