Visions of Sustainable Economic Growth: A Transatlantic Dialogue on Energy, Water, and Innovation
The Organizing Committee for the US-EU Summit on Science, Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Economic Growth met to conclude the Summit “Visions of Sustainable Economic Growth: A Transatlantic Dialogue on Energy, Water, and Innovation”. The meeting was held on September 11, 2012.
The purpose of the Summit was to examine the critical impacts of investments in science, technology, and innovation on sustainable economic growth. While the Summit was designed to address the general issue of science, technology and innovation’s impact on sustainable economic growth, it gave specific attention to the critical areas of energy and the environment, and the necessary innovations for achieving a low carbon economy. The concluding meeting provided a wide ranging discussion of these issues.
The Summit was a two year collaboration of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, the European Commission, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the European Commission.
The meeting had two panel sessions, with the morning session devoted to looking out 30 years for some very specific technologies and energy uses. The afternoon panel looked at a longer time frame, 30 to 50 years, and rather than looking at the future of specific technologies and energy uses, took a broader view and examined specific scenarios that might be feasible for achieving a low carbon future. The proceedings of the final meeting of the Summit will be published in a special issue on low-carbon futures in the journal Futures.
- Andrews-Speed PPT
- Brown PPT
- Chateau PPT
- Crabtree PPT
- Greene PPT
- Rossetti PPT
- Sessa PPT
- Shelton PPT
- Tonn PPT
- Moving Toward Optimization of Energy Efficiency and Renewables Using Smart Grid Technologies and Policies, Marilyn Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology
- A US Perspective on Transportation, Energy Security and Sustainability, David Greene, Howard Baker Center and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Panel Discussion (Continues)
- Water and Energy: A Critical Nexus, Geoff Dabelko, Ohio University and Woodrow Wilson Center
- Sources of Conflict Over Energy Resources During the Next 30 Years: Philip Andrews-Speed, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
- Steady Progress Scenario: Bertrand Chateau, ENERDATA, France
- Accelerated Technology/Manhattan Project Scenario: Milton Russell, Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, University of Tennessee
- Decentralized Scenario: Bruce Tonn, Howard Baker Center and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
3:00 Coffee Break
3:30 Panel Discussion (Continues)
- Significant Science Breakthrough Scenario: George Crabtree, University of Illinois & Argonne National Laboratory
- Beyond GDP: the Global Interdependence and Reduction of Inequalities scenario: Carlos Sessa, ISIS, Italy