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Maryland Energy Official to Speak to GWSB Class

Abigail Hopper

Abigail Hopper

What:  Abigail R. Hopper, chief energy advisor to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and acting director of the Maryland Energy Administration, will deliver a presentation to Michael Curley’s “Worldwide Energy Challenges” class.  Curley is visiting assistant professor of strategic management and public policy.

When:  4:30 p.m., April 15.

Hopper will discuss how Maryland is moving from fossil fuels to renewables and will elaborate on the U.S. government’s efforts to do likewise. She will discuss the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which is a carbon cap-and-trade program that Maryland and 8 other mid-Atlantic and northeastern states operate, and will speak to the state’s offshore wind project, projected to produce 500 megawatts of power from windmills in the Atlantic Ocean.

Questions and RSVPs should be sent to mcurley@gwu.edu.

 

 

 

 

Posted by gwsb on April 9, 2013 | Filed under: Events,GWSB News.


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