Guest Lecturer for Energy Talks, Electric Vehicles

This week we have a Guest lecturer for Energy talks with John Gartner. John Gartner focuses his research on Electric vehicles, a great follow up to last week’s talk on Natural Gas Vehicles.

John Gartner is a research director leading Pike Research’s Smart Transportation practice, with a primary focus on electric vehicles, advanced batteries, and vehicle charging infrastructure.  Gartner speaks frequently at industry conferences around the world, and he is often quoted in major media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, and other publications.  Gartner has more than 20 years of experience in technology publishing, market research, and consulting.
Prior to joining Pike Research, Gartner was co-founder and editor-in-chief of Matter Network, a web content aggregation and distribution company focused on the intersection of business and technology in the sustainability economy. His previous work experience includes editing and writing for Revenue magazine, TechTV, Wired News, the TechWeb network, CMP, Windows magazine, and NSTL. Gartner holds a BA in business from Temple University and a master’s degree in education from Arcadia University.

You can see two of Johns blog posts here and here

As always, free lunch.  Bring your friends!

Energy Talks Week 2, Natural Gas Vehicles

Hey Everyone,

This week I’ll (Jeremy Halperin) will be filling in for Rudy.  I thought it could be interesting to take a look at Natural Gas Vehicles and see how they compare to other alternative vehicles (Hybrids, Plug in vehicles, Biofuels).  Natural Gas Vehicles for America gives lists some of the advantages of NGVs including being run on a domestic fuel source, lowered emissions, and lowered cost of fill up ($1.50-2.00 gallon of gas equivalent).  There however, still remain challenges.  This Wall Street Journal Article talks about the chicken and the egg problem that exists for building out new Natural Gas Fueling stations.  If you are interested in seeing what type of natural Gas Vehicles currently exist in the market, check out the Natural Gas powered Honda Civic

As posted at the top of the page, the talks this semester will be held in the business school Koelbel 220 from 12-1pm.  There will still be free lunch for all in attendance.  Whoohoo!

Hope to see you all there,

Jeremy

Energy Talks 1: Energy policy of presidential candidates

Hey Energy Enthusiasts!

Welcome back!  Hopefully everyone had a productive summer and has been thinking about energy topics that they want to learn more about this school year.  To start things off, I want to talk about the upcoming presidential election!  With only 2 months remaining in the race, things are heating up and there is a lot of information out there about the election and each of the candidates’ energy policies.

Here is some info on Romney and some on Obama.  I will have more info on Friday–feel free to email me or bring your own facts and opinions.

As posted at the top of the page, the talks this semester will be held in the business school Koelbel 220 from 12-1pm.  There will still be free lunch for all in attendance.  Whoohoo!

Rudy