“The Veteran's Energy Seminar does an excellent job of bringing together passionate, clean energy professionals to discuss the role that clean energy plays in providing opportunity to veterans.”
- Logan Allen, Principal, Regatta Solutions (San Diego 2018)
Saturday August 18, 2018
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Liberty Station Conference Center
2600 Laning Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
Representative Scott Peters
California's 52nd Congressional District
Military to Energy Transition: Success Stories
Policy & Trends in the California Energy Market
Energy & Sustainability in Practice
Agenda Subject to Change (All times in Pacific)
Welcome and Introduction
Dan Misch, Veteran's Energy Seminar Creator and Program Manager
Strengthening Our Energy Security Future
Opening remarks on the military influence and veteran’s role in adopting advanced energy solutions to diversify the U.S. economy, increase resilience & reliability, and mitigate the global impacts of climate change
Representative Scott Peters, California's 52nd District
Oil, Gas, Coal, and Nuclear
Lecture on domestic and international trends in oil, gas, coal and nuclear industries: impacts on energy dependence and international market; environmental, economic, political, and regulatory considerations.
Logan Allen, Oil & Gas Practice Principal, Regatta Solutions Inc
Grid, Electricity, Resilience and Security
Lecture on US electric grid functionality, limitations, vulnerabilities; adaption needed for advanced energy systems; international trends in adopting advanced energy and grid upgrades; cyber and physical threats, attacks, and weather related resilience efforts.
Nathan Johnson, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arizona State University
Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Efficiency, and Technology
Lecture on renewable energy industry trends; overview of domestic and international adoption of wind, solar, hydro, off-shore; sustainability and efficiency principles; technology gaps and investment needs; overview of economic soft power benefits of R&D; R&D investment trends and key research areas.
Scott Anders, University of San Diego, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, Administrative Director
Panel: "Military to Energy Transition: Success Stories"
Discussion on the transition from military to energy career and how work in energy is contributing to U.S. national security.
Panel: "Policy & Trends in the California Market"
Discussion on policies that are shaping the California market and how that affects workforce and opportunities to veterans, as well as connecting trends in California to the national security topics discussed earlier in the day.
Panel: "Energy & Sustainability in Practice"
Discussion on energy and sustainability programs at local institutions and installations, evaluating the mission as it related to the national security topics discussed earlier in the day and how that translates to interesting job prospects for veterans.
Phillip Gibbons, Energy and Sustainability Program Manager, Port of San Diego LinkedIn
Brendan Reed, Director of Planning and Environmental Affairs, San Diego Airport Authority LinkedIn
Mick Wasco, Installation Energy Manager, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar LinkedIn
David Weil, Director of Campus Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality, UC San Diego (U.S. Navy Veteran) LinkedIn
Global Energy Challenges
Closing remarks on global energy challenges including, but not limited to: climate change as a national security threat; cyber and physical infrastructure vulnerabilities; US government priorities and diplomacy; military preparedness, strategy, and operational energy analysis
RADM Len Hering, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Stone Brewing Company (2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106)