Energy/Environmental Policy Seminar Invitation

DON’T GET BURNED: THE RISKS OF INVESTING IN NEW COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS

David A. Schlissel
Synapse Energy Economics

You are invited to attend this talk as part of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Seminar Series on Energy Policy and Technology Innovations for a Sustainable Future.
Time: 2:00-3:00, Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Place: D.M. Smith Building, Room 303
This seminar is co-sponsored by Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, the Strategic Energy Institute, the Southern Alliance to Save Energy, and the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance.

The seminar will discuss the need for and relative economics of proposed coal-fired power plants, will critique estimates of construction costs of proposed coal plants, and will discuss appropriate CO2 costs to use in electric resource planning. The seminar will also compare the economics of new coal plants with demand side, renewable, and other supply-side alternatives.

David A. Schlissel is a Senior Consultant at Synapse Energy Economics. Since 1973, he has served as a consultant, expert witness, and attorney on complex management, engineering, and economic issues, primarily in the fields of energy and the environment. Mr. Schlissel holds BS and MS degrees in Astronautical Engineering from MIT and Stanford University and a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford University’s School of Law. He is a member of the New York State Bar and the American Nuclear Society.

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