Guest Expert: Mr. Hoyt Battey
Mr. Hoyt Battey, U.S. Department of Energy
Date of Webinar: December 10, 2010, 8:00pm EST (NOTE DATE CHANGE)
Topic: Alternative Energy
Title: Cutting Edge Renewables – Wave and Tidal Energy Technologies
Presentation Description: I will give an overview of the state of ocean energy technology development around the world, including a description of the many different types of devices and the principles upon which they operate. I will also explain some of the challenges associated with developing and testing these new technologies, including the uncertainty regarding localized effects on the aquatic environment.
Guest Expert Bio: I work as a Market Analyst and Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Program, and focus on identifying and addressing non-technical barriers that inhibit the development and deployment of renewable energy in the U.S. I received my B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Ohio Wesleyan University, and an M.P.A. in Environmental Science and Policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Before joining the Department of Energy, I worked for the environmental finance and commodities brokerage firm Evolution Markets. Some of my past experience includes environmental consulting work for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New York City Council.
Hoyt Battey’s Presentation:
Cutting Edge Renewables, (PDF ~4MB)
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Additional Resources on Alterntative Energy:
- Oceanography Magazine Issue on Marine Renewable Energy
- Technical Readiness of Ocean Thermal Energy
- Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Ocean Energy Page
- Union of Concerned Scientists – How Hydrokinetic Energy Works
- International Energy Agency’s Ocean Energy Systems Implementing Agreement
- DOE Report to Congress on the Potential Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technologies
- U.S. Department of Energy – Water Power Program
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