Institute for Energy Studies Speaker Series – Natural Gas: Clean Energy or Dirty Fuel?

  • Tarika Powell, senior research associate at the Sightline Institute

Tarika Powell of the Sightline Institute will speak Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 4 to 5 p.m. in CF115​. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Natural gas has long been considered a clean alternative to other fossil fuels. Indeed, governments and major businesses are pursuing greenhouse gas reduction strategies that center around natural gas, with renewables playing a supplemental role. Yet modern science undercuts many of our foundational beliefs about natural gas. This talk will address two questions: Does natural gas deserve its clean reputation? What role should it play in a clean energy future?

Tarika Powell is a senior research associate at Sightline Institute, a sustainability policy think-tank that provides Cascadia’s community problem solvers with practical vision and innovative thinking. Tarika is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, where she received an American Bar Association fellowship in environmental law. She analyzes energy policy and infrastructure in Washington, Oregon, and BC, with a focus on fracked gas

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:32pm