Keynote Speaker: Lawrence Papay
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Keynote Title: "Renewables and America's Energy Future"
Today, about 10% of all electrical generation in the U.S. is from renewables, mostly from hydroelectric sources. A U.S. National Academies Panel found that, with a sustained effort, renewables could produce 20 percent of the nation's electricity generation by 2020 and 30 percent of electricity generation by 2030 - 2035. The major impediments to accomplishing this are issues related to deployment and integration.
Dr. Papay has been engaged in energy and environmental systems for over 40 years including the development and demonstration of renewable technologies. He has served on numerous state and national committees and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and serves on its Board of Councilors. He chaired the Panel on Electricity from Renewables and co-chairs a joint committee with the Chinese Academies on Renewables.