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Climate Change
Climate Change: What Does It Mean for Chemical Engineers?


Panelists: • William V. Slade, Emerging Issues Specialist, EH&S (Environmental, Health & Safety) Executive & Policy Manager, Consolidated Edison of New York

Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park, Director of Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, and Lenfest Chair in Applied Climate Science, (The Earth Institute Dept. of Earth and Environmental Engineering), Columbia University

Venetia Lannon, Regional Director at the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation for Region 2, which comprises the five boroughs of New York City.


Dr. Herbert W. Cooper, President, Dynalytics Corp., and Chairman, Consolidated NanoTech Corp.

Abstract: Big Deal! The New York Times, "the newspaper of record," thought it was - offering a rare banner headline for the Paris landmark accord on climate change, concuding on Saturday, December 12th after nearly 200 nations agreed to the pact. That was seconded by Times pundit, Thomas L. Friedman, who called it a "Big, Big Deal" in his column a few days later.

So much for the easy (political) part, but what of the clean technology developments neccesary to make this a reality? Friedman's column quotes Hal Harvey, CEO of
Energy Innovation, a policy research group, who states: “In the last six years, solar prices have dropped by more than 80%, and now cost less than a new coal plant. Wind is down 60%, and LED lights more than 90%.” With other new technologies near at hand “it becomes clear that a clean future costs no more than a dirty one,” he said. “Texas now has the most wind installed of any U.S. state. Texas!”

Nonetheless, as indicated on the U.S. Energy widget in the left colum (courtesy of
OilPrice.com), fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, and coal) dominate today's energy consumption - with more than 85% of the U.S. total. Solar and wind, together, only move the needle just a bit to over 1%. Will that change appreciately in the next few decades, just as King Coal (who took over from wood and whale oil as past energy sources), before fading?

How will chemical engineers approach the sure-to-be coming new regulations and, hopefully, improving clean technologies to change their small world and make an impact to affect the globe's climate?

When: Tuesday, January 19th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm (5:30-6:30 pm: Registration, Networking & Buffet Dinner; 6:30-7:30 pm: Program)

Where
: Pfizer Building, 219 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Map

Costs:
for Networking, Buffet, and Program.
• Members of AIChE, Metro NY Section: $25;
• Non- Members: $35;
• Students (Undergraduates): Free for first 20 undergrads, who register by 1/8; $5 afterwards. You must
register;
• Graduate Students: $10.


Registration: ALL attendees MUST pre-register by Thursday, January 14th, 5 pm ET, although we expect to be sold out before that date. Due to room size, the number of attendees may be limited, so a first come, first serve policy will be in effect. Reserve Now. Undergraduate Student RSVP.

Questions: Contact David Deutsch at info@aiche-metrony.org or call (917) 684-1659.

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If you are not a Member of this Section, you can apply the $10 additional amount paid as a Guest to a full Membership for 2016. Please notify Treasurer Joel Kirman that you wish to be a Member. Register Now.
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Save the Dates: 2016 Meeting Dates

2016 Dates Details to be determined for Spring Dinner Meetings:

Tuesday, January 19th - "Climate Change: What Does It Mean for ChEs?"

Tuesday, February 16th - "Process Safety-It’s not just for Refiners and Chemical Companies" (Speaker: Richard W. Sarnie, CSP, P.E., ARM-E, CRIS, MLIS, Director, CCPS Projects, Center for Chemical Process Safety - AIChE)

Monday, March 21st - "The FDA Approval Process" (Speaker: Clif Hotvedt, VP Global Director, Medical & Scientific Affairs, Ketchum, Inc.)

Monday, April 18th
Monday, May 16th
Monday, June 20th

Where: Pfizer Building, 219 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Map
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