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This webinar is co-hosted by Collaboratory and University of Colorado Denver
Infrastructure Part #1: Describing and Dealing with Contention in the Energy Sector
Session will include: Overview of what we know about the sources, characteristics, & effects of contentious in energy policy issues. We provide insights from energy infrastructure siting issues including solar, wind, natural gas pipelines, and electricity transmission lines in the U.S. We will share what we learned from interviews, news media analysis, & demographic data.

This free one hour webinar is co-hosted by Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory (energy research partnership between University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and National Renewable Energy Lab) and University of Colorado Denver

Webinar host and for more info: Maury.Dobbie@ColoradoCollaboratory.org 970-682-5707

Moderator: Joshua Sperling, New Concepts Incubator, Urban Futures and the Energy-X Nexus, Postdoc Fellow at NREL

• Tanya Heikkila, Professor & Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver
• Morgan Bazilian, Director, Payne Institute, Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines
• Christopher Weible, Professor & PhD Program Director, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver

To read speaker bios: https://cercsymposium.org/free-webinar-oct-8-2020/

Oct 8, 2020 10:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Tanya Heikkila
Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs @School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver
Tanya Heikkila co-directs the Workshop on Policy Process Research (WOPPR). Her research and teaching focus on policy processes and environmental governance, including the context of interstate watersheds and unconventional oil and gas development. She wrote “Making Policy in a Complex World” and co-edited “Policy Debates in Hydraulic Fracturing.” Professor Heikkila earned her PhD in Management and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Arizona, and a BA in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Oregon.
Morgan Bazilian
Director, Payne Institute for Public Policy @Colorado School of Mines
Previously, Dr. Bazilian was Lead Energy Specialist at the World Bank. He has over two decades of experience in the energy sector and is regarded as a leading expert in international affairs, policy and investment. Dr. Bazilian holds two Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in areas related to energy systems and markets, and has been a Fulbright fellow. He holds, or has held, several affiliations including at Columbia University, Cambridge University, The Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. He is on the editorial boards of Environmental Research Letters, Energy strategy Reviews, and Energy Research and Social Science. He has published over 140 articles in learned journals. His book, Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security is considered a seminal piece in the area of energy finance and security.
Chris Weible
Professor & PhD Program Director @School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver
Chris Weible co-directs the Workshop on Policy Process Research (WOPPR). His research and teaching center on political conflict and concord in the energy and environment issues. He co-edited “Theories of the Policy Process” and “Policy Debates in Hydraulic Fracturing.” Professor Weible earned his PhD in Ecology from the University of California Davis, and a Master of Public Administration and a BS in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Washington.