Lecture: Transition to ‘Green Energy’ in Fragile States

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (ET)
Sperry Center, Room 104
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Clark Center for International Education

Lecture: Transition to ‘Green Energy’ in Fragile States, presented by Sameer Hairan, sustainability scholar-in-residence at SUNY Cortland's Clark Center for Global Engagement, Sperry Center, Room 104, 4:30 p.m.

Globally, around 800 million people still lack access to energy for basic needs, with around 90% of them residing in fragile states. An additional 1 billion people lack access to reliable energy in similar contexts. This is a critical obstacle for ensuring global access to affordable, sustainable, and reliable energy. The transition to renewable energy sources and the phasing out of fossil fuels to achieve net zero emissions are essential steps toward meeting these targets. This presentation aims to highlight major challenges in fragile states focusing on the energy sector. Sameer Hairan is Sustainability Scholar-in-Residence with Clark Center for Global Engagement and teaches in the Physics Department. He is also a Fulbright scholar, holding a Master of Science degree in Sustainable Energy Systems from SUNY Cortland, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from India. He worked in policymaking, engineering, and management posts in reputable organizations including an electric utility in a fragile state. He researches energy transition in the Fragile States and his interest also lies in inter-regional connectivity and distributed energy resources (DERs). This event is free and open to the public.

This event is organized by the Clark Center for Global Engagement & the International Studies Program.

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