RIT Hosts Senior Energy Policy Advisor, Oct. 30

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Rochester native to speak on national energy policy

The national energy policy will be the subject of an upcoming talk at Rochester Institute of Technology by a senior energy policy advisor.

Rochester native Craig Reed, executive director of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Energy, will give his talk at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Carlson Auditorium on the RIT campus.

Reed oversees the highest external advisory boards in DOE and reports directly to the Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham. Under Reed’s direction, the advisory boards examine a broad range of issues, including the operations of DOE’s national laboratory complex; the department’s future science priorities; energy challenges facing U.S. industry; and policy issues confronting the electricity sector.

Reed also coordinates the DOE’s implementation of the national energy policy, leading the DOE’s transition for the new Department of Homeland Security and representing the DOE in a White House national space policy review.

"We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Reed visit our campus and address the community," says James Winebrake, chair of the public policy program. "Issues of energy security and sustainable energy production are especially important in these troubling times, and national energy policy is the driver by which these issues are addressed."

The event-free and open to the public-is sponsored by the RIT public policy program, a new degree program that explores the relationship between public policy and technology.

For more information about the event, contact RIT’s public policy department at 475-5291 or visit www.rit.edu/~ppolicy.