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What does this YouTube video have to do with today's Frontiers in the Environment seminar?
Watch Jeff Bender's presentation Animal Translocation: The Public Health Implications of Moving Animals and Animal Products, now posted on the Frontiers event page!

Click here to watch now.

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Don't miss our upcoming Frontiers seminars:
Emerging Technologies and the Environment: The Right Pushmi-Pullyu?
IonE resident fellow Jennifer Kuzma presents a Frontiers in the Environment talk on the role of emerging technologies with unknown consequences in addressing pressing environmental problems.
Nov. 11

Lester Brown Was Half Right: What We Can Learn From China's Food System
Jim Harkness, president of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, presents a Frontiers on the Environment look at China's efforts to feed 22 percent of the world's people on 9 percent of its arable land.
Nov. 17

China's Challenges: Energy, Environment and Development
IonE resident fellow Elizabeth Wilson presents a Frontiers on the Environment talk on energy supply, demand, policy and innovation in the world's most populous country.
Dec. 1

E3 2010: The Midwest's Premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference (Nov 30)
Fall 2010 Frontiers in the Environment schedule
IonE Events
U of M Environmental Events (Environmental Portal)


Early bird registration for E3 2010: The Midwest's Premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference ends tomorrow at midnight!  Register now before normal rates take over on Saturday.

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Check out the E3 2010 website for information on:
Keynote speakers
Track Speakers & Breakout Sessions

It's not too late to become a sponsor or exhibitor at the E3 2010 Conference.  For more information about sponsor or exhibitor opportunities, contact Stephanie Szurek.


E3 2010: The Midwest's Premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference
Tuesday, November 30 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre

New this year:
Wind Energy Workshop (produced by SAFL)
Wednesday, December 1 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre

Recent events at the IonE

It's been a busy couple of weeks as far as events go at the IonE, and there's more to come!

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for frontiers_wordmark.jpgFirst off, we had 2 excellent seminars last week. As part of our Frontiers in the Environment seminar series on Wednesday, October 6, Eray Aydil presented "Eight-track Tapes, Compact Discs and Solar Cells."  View his powerpoint presentation here.

On Friday, October 8 we were pleased to bring special guest and friend of Jon Foley, Brian Stone, Associate Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, for a special seminar.  He presented "Extreme Heat in Cities: Notes from the Front Line of Climate Change," looking at warming trends in U.S. cities and strategies for managing climate change in urban environments. Click here to view his presentation. 

Just yesterday, Jason Hill provided our Frontiers in the Environment seminar, "Fuelish Choices: Improving Sustainability of Transportation" which the seminar room and ignited many discussions about the consequences of our various transportation fuel options, including "none of the above."  If you missed it, the video of his presentation is posted here.

Also yesterday, October 13, IonE director Jonathan Foley presented "Another Inconvenient Truth" at the TEDxTC conference at the Science Museum of Minnesota.   Video of his presentation will be posted at TEDxTC's website soon - we can't wait to check it out (again!)


The next Frontiers in the Environment seminar, October 20, will be presented by Alexandra Klass of the U of M School of Law.  She will be presenting "Property Rights on the New Frontier: Climate Change, Natural Resource Development, and Renewable Energy." If you'd like to do a little preparation in advance for Professor Klass's presentation, she's provided us to a link to view her paper online.

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November 4 at noon - Coffman Union theater
Join us for a look at the other side of global warming in a screening of the award-winning film, A Sea Change. This feature-length documentary is the first to focus on the significant and largely unrecognized impact of ocean acidification. This event is free and open to the public.

Thanks to the Science Museum of Minnesota for allowing us to screen this for IonE supporters, students, faculty and staff.  A special evening showing at the SMM will feature a panel discussion following the screening.
E3 2010: Register now!
Registration is now open for E3 2010: The Midwest's Premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference.
Featuring keynote speakers Daniel Kammen and Nicole Lamb-Hale, and a second day focused entirely on Wind Energy in the Upper Midwest.
Registrations available for each day individually or both together at a reduced rate.

Fall 2010 Frontiers in the Environment schedule
IonE Events
U of M Environmental Events (Environmental Portal)

Another great turnout for the second in our Fall 2010 Frontiers in the Environment seminar series.  Paige Novak, Civil Engineering, spoke about halorespirers, and her work in trying to figure out their natural role and how to clean them up!

CLICK HERE to watch a recording of the presentation!

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Upcoming Frontiers in the Environment seminars:

October 6
Eight-Track Tapes, Compact Discs and Solar Cells
Eray Aydil, Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

October 13
Fuelish Choices: Improving Sustainability of Transportation
Jason Hill, Assistant Professor, Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering

October 20
Property Rights on the New Frontier: Climate Change, Natural Resource Development, and Renewable Energy
Alexandra Klass, Professor, Law

Rescheduled from 10/27

Fall 2010 Frontiers in the Environment schedule
IonE Events
U of M Environmental Events (Environmental Portal)

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR E3 2010 - November 30 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre!

E3 2010 - Registration NOW OPEN!

E3.jpgRegistration is now open for E3 2010: The Midwest's Premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference!

This year's E3 2010 will take place on Tuesday, November 30 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.  We have also collaborated with the Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory in putting on a second day focused on wind energy in the Upper Midwest.  This 2nd day workshop will take place on Wednesday, December 1, also at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.  Save $10 when you register for both events!

This year's keynote speakers are Daniel Kammen (UC Berkeley, World Bank), Nicole Lamb-Hale (U.S. Dept of Commerce) and Megan McCluer (U.S. Dept of Energy - 2nd day keynote).  We also have five breakout session tracks, each focused on a specific aspect of renewable energy.  Check out the agenda and session listings on the E3 2010 Website, and then register!

Early registration is available through October 26, 2010.

Breakout tracks:
Conservation & Energy Efficiency
Energy Policy, Environment & Economy
Solar Energy
Special Topics
Day 2 - Wind Speakers

E3 2010
would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and exhibitors.  If your company or organization is interested in exhibiting or sponsoring, contact Stephanie Szurek for more information on getting involved in E3 2010!

RSVP and invite your friends and colleagues:
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Check out this article by Ashley Bray, MN Daily, about Roger Thurow's keynote speech at the Global Sustainable Bioenergy North American Convention!

Updates on GSB will be posted to the website next week, including presentations and the final resolution.

IonE Sponsors BioEnergy Conference (MN Daily, 9/16/2010)


Be sure to join us next week for Frontiers in the Environment, Wednesday at noon!

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E3 2010
Adding more pizazz to E3 2010 this year, keynote speaker Daniel Kammen has recently joined the World Bank as the Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. 

The press release about this impressive appointment is below - sign up for E3 2010 updates to be notified when registration opens and stay up-to-date on other E3 2010 updates.

International Leader on Clean Energy Joins World Bank

Daniel M. Kammen to head programs to foster low-carbon growth in developing countries

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2010- The World Bank today announced the appointment of Professor of Energy Daniel M. Kammen of the University of California, Berkeley as the organization's Chief Technical Specialist for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. This is a new position created to provide strategic leadership on the policy, technical, and operational fronts. The aim is to enhance the operational impact of the Bank's renewable energy and energy efficiency activities while expanding the institution's role as an enabler of global dialogue on moving energy development to a cleaner and more sustainable pathway.

The appointment comes amid unprecedented demand from developing countries for World Bank support in their efforts to address development and climate change as interlinked challenges. This includes responding to the challenges in providing energy services to the one-and-a-half billion people who remain without access to clean, reliable, and affordable modern energy services.

"I am delighted that Dan Kammen will be joining the Bank in this critical role at this critical time," said Inger Andersen, World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development "With Dan on board, we look forward to strong leadership and rich partnerships with many actors, in the public and private sectors, on this important topic."

"More than ever," Andersen added, "our client and countries are looking for solutions as they put in place economic growth and poverty reduction policies for their citizens today while taking into account the needs of the planet tomorrow. The supply and use of clean energy is a prime element in responding to both concerns. Dan's deep knowledge, broad experience, and extensive network of international actors working in this area makes him a perfect fit for this new position."

Daniel M. Kammen has worked for 25 years on the technical, analytic tools and policies that play a central role in enabling a low-carbon energy and wider sustainable economic systems.

"I am captivated and motivated by the need to respond to the immense clean energy needs of countries around the world to address quality of life and economic empowerment, address problems of inequity, and respond to the challenges of climate change," said Kammen. "As researchers and development professionals, we must refine what we are currently doing, as well as develop new tools, to provide more low-cost, high quality, clean energy worldwide."

"The World Bank, with its cadre of seasoned staff already working in this area, is in a position to make incredible contributions to this push for global sustainability. I look forward to joining the organization, being a part of this exciting venture, and contributing to lasting solutions that enable countries to get and stay on a path of development that reduces poverty and provides for the well-being of generations to come," said Kammen.

Currently, Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. The focus of his work is on the science and policy of clean, renewable energy systems, energy efficiency, the role of energy in national energy policy, international climate debates, and the use and impacts of energy sources and technologies on development, particularly in Africa and Latin America.

Daniel M. Kammen's appointment will be effective October 4, 2010.
About Daniel M. Kammen

Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), Co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. He has founded or is on the board of over 10 companies, and serves the State of California and the U. S. federal government in expert and advisory capacities. He has authored or co-authored 12 books, written more than 240 peer-reviewed journal publications, testified more than 40 times to U.S. state and federal congressional briefings, and has provided various governments with more than 50 technical reports. Kammen served for many years on the Technical Review Board of the Global Environment Facility. He is also a frequent contributor to or commentator in international news media, including Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Financial Times. Kammen has appeared on 60 Minutes, Nova, Frontline, and hosted the six-part Discovery Channel series Ecopolis,

Kammen is a Permanent Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Physical Society. In the U. S., he serves on two National Academy of Sciences boards and panels and, in April, 2010 was named by U. S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton as the first Energy and Climate Fellow for the Western Hemisphere.

Kammen was educated in physics at Cornell and Harvard, and held postdoctoral positions at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard. He was Assistant Professor and Chair of the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University before moving to the University of California, Berkeley. Kammen has served as a contributing or coordinating lead author on various reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1999.

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Sponsor or Exhibit at E3 2010!


We've started planning for E3 2010: The Midwest's Premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference.    This year's conference will take place on November 30, 2010 at the St. Paul RiverCentre and will also feature a 2nd day Wind Energy Workshop on December 1. 

This year's keynote speakers are international energy expert Daniel Kammen and U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary Nicole Lamb-Hale

Join lead sponsors Faegre & Benson and Piper Jaffray in supporting E3 2010 this year!

Why Sponsor?
  • Show your support of the University of Minnesota, Institute on the Environment, Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment and Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory
  • Proceeds support undergraduate renewable energy research, in both the lab and the real world. 
  • Gain exposure to interested and relevant researchers and business/industry leaders from Minnesota and across the country
Sponsors Receive
  • Logo recognition on the event website with a 30-word description and link to your organization's website
  • Logo/name in promotional materials
  • Logo in the official event program
  • Logo on posters on-site at the event
  • Complimentary admissions to the conference (amount varies based on level)
  • Complimentary booth in our exhibit hall, November 30 and preference on booth location
  • Invitations to the private VIP reception on Monday, Nov. 29 (amount varies based on level)
Exhibitor benefits
  • Exposure to interested and relevant audience of researchers and business/industry leaders from Minnesot and across the country
  • Organization listing and link to your organization's website on our event website
  • One complimentary admission to conference (for booth staff)
View our Sponsor and Exhibitor Packet for more information! (As of 6/24/10)

Questions?  Ready to sign up?  Contact Stephanie Szurek for more information!


Here are some photos from last year's E3 Conference:



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