Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

About the Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

The Sustainable Energy Speaker Series was created to deepen campus and community understanding of contemporary energy issues and spur conversation around energy topics. The series is a joint effort of the Appalachian Energy Center and the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment.

Spring 2023

Previous Speakers

  • Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

    Harnessing the Power of Technology: Sustainable Wind Energy in the Southeast

    Dr. Murray Fisher, Chief Rotor Engineer at Gulf Wind Technology, a leading wind turbine rotor technology specialist headquartered in New Orleans.

    Monday, February 20, 4:00 pm

    Rough Ridge Room 415, Plemmons Student Union 

  • Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

    Adaptive Facades: Current State of the Art

    Dr. Adrian Pugsley, Research Fellow - Community Energy from Solar Envelope Architecture

    Belfast School of Architecture & the Be at Ulster University in Belfast, United Kingdom.

    Friday, February 17,  3:30 pm 

    Rough Ridge Room 415, Plemmons Student Union 

     FREE and open to the public. Attendance will be kept for faculty offering extra credit for students.

  • Sophie Mullinax

    Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

    Sophie Mullinax, the Project Coordinator for the Blue Horizons Project, will present "The Blue Horizons Project: Community Energy Planning in Action" on Monday, November 15 from 4:00-5:00pm live on Zoom.

  • Diane Cherry

    Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Diane Cherry

    Diane Cherry, Principal at Diane Cherry Consulting will present "Consulting Pathways in Clean Energy" on Monday, October 25 from 4:00-5:00pm live on Zoom.

  • Ryan Childress

    Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Ryan Childress

    Ryan Childress, Director-Gas Partnership Business Development Gas Infrastructure Group for Dominion Energy will present "Renewable Natural Gas: What It Is, and Its Role in the U.S. Energy Transition" on Monday, October 4 from 4:00-5:00pm live on Zoom. 

  • Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Dionne Delli-Gatti

    Dionne Delli-Gatti, Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs and Southeast Climate and Clean Energy Initiatives at the Environmental Defense Fund, will present "Promoting Clean Energy Through Community-Based Solutions" on Monday, February 3 from 4:00-5:00pm in the Plemmons Student Union, Room 420 Parkway Ballroom. 

  • Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Tommy Williamson

    Tommy Williamson, Utilities Engineer at the NC Utilities Commission Public Staff will present "Grid Modernization and Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Integration in North Carolina" on Monday, November 18 from 4:00-5:00pm in the Plemmons Student Union, Room 201A Price Lake Room. 

  • Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Ronald DiFelice

    Ronald DiFelice, Ph.D., Managing Partner at Energy Intelligence Partners will present "Near-Term and Long-Term Prospects for Grid-Scale Energy Storage"on Monday, October 21 from 4:00-5:00pm in the Plemmons Student Union, Room 137C Attic Window.  

  • Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Ryan Miller

    Ryan Miller, Founder & Executive Director for the North Carolina Building Performance Association will present "Building Energy Efficiency: The Foundation of North Carolina's Clean Energy Future" on Monday, September 23 from 4:00-5:00pm in the Plemmons Student Union, Room 201A Price Lake Room.

  • Cindy Shea

    Cindy Shea

    Sustainability Goals and Initiatives at UNC Chapel Hill