• [ April 16, 2015 ]
    Ames, IA

  • Speaker Series with Marilyn Brown – Green Savings: How Policies and Markets Drive Energy Efficiency


Thursday, April 16, 2015
11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. Central Time
Cardinal Room, Memorial Union
Iowa State University

Energy and the environment are two of the most critical topics of the 21 st century. Dr. Marilyn Brown of the Georgia Institute of Technology will introduce you to fresh perspectives on energy production, new technology, policymaking, user behavior, and how these features all play critical roles in determining the best plan of action to overcome the global energy crisis.

Dr. Brown will discuss her new book, “Green Savings – How Policies and Markets Drive Energy Efficiency,” which asserts that reducing energy consumption should be a frontline strategy to address global climate change, threats to energy security, and the challenge of grid reliability. Dr. Brown, along with co-author Dr. Yu Wang of Iowa State University, support two bold arguments: that greater investment in energy efficiency should be a priority and that energy efficiency can help the nation in times of crisis.

About the Speaker

Marilyn Ann Brown
Professor, School of Public Policy and Brook Byers Chaired Professor of Sustainable Systems Georgia Institute of Technology

In August 2006 Marilyn Brown joined the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Professor in the School of Public Policy. During her prior career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory(ORNL), she held various leadership positions managing annual research budgets of $100+ million, focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy, the electric grid. At ORNL, Dr. Brown co-authored the report, Scenarios for a Clean Energy Future, which remains a cornerstone of engineering-economic analysis of low-carbon energy options.

Her research focuses on the design and impact of policies aimed at accelerating the development and deployment of sustainable energy technologies, with an emphasis on the electric utility industry, the integration of energy efficiency, demand response, and solar resources, and ways of improving resiliency to disruptions. She has led several energy technology and policy scenario studies and is a national leader in the analysis and interpretation of energy futures in the United States.

Out of her 250 publications, her other books include Climate Change and Global Energy Security (MIT Press, 2011) and Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy (Johns Hopkins University Press, forthcoming).

Her work has had significant visibility in the policy arena as evidenced by her numerous briefings and testimonies before state legislative bodies and Committees of both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.She is currently a presidential appointee to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation’s largest public power provider, and serves on Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee.


Please join us after the lecture for an informal reception from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union’s Cardinal Room.

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Registration deadline: April 8th, 2015
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Cardinal Room, Memorial Union
Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011

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