EEM Newsletter Fall / Winter 2022


News of EEM Students and Faculty

In November 2021, Dr. Ed Saltzberg, EEMI’s Director of Professional Education, received the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from Leaders in Energy as a notable Climate Educator.


EEM Establishes Two New Graduate Certificates with the GW School of Business

Graduate students in the GW School of Business (GWSB) became able to pursue two new graduate certificates in the Fall 2021 semester as part of a new partnership with the Environmental and Energy Management concentration, preparing students for emerging careers that combine the need for management and business skills with E&EM knowledge.


EEM Undertakes Water Sustainability Initiative to Assist Ukraine with Climate Change Impacts

The day after President Joe Biden met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to renew a defense and security pact between the two countries, Ukraine’s agricultural minister came to George Washington University to meet with experts from the Environmental and Energy Management Institute (EEMI) to explore working together to mitigate the impact of climate change on the country’s agricultural sector.


EEM Faculty Have an Active Season with Conference Presentation

On June 15, 2021, EEMI Professor Joe Casio gave a plenary address at the U.S.-China Carbon Neutral Technology Innovation Summit, sponsored by the George W. Bush China Foundation, the National Center for Sustainable Development, and the Energy Investment Professional Committee of the China Investment Association, along with Neil Bush and other notable speakers.

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EEMI Trio Undertakes U.S.Department of Energy Funded Energy System Management Project

In the Fall 2021 semester, EEMI Professors Saniya LeBlanc, Ekundayo Shittu and Payman Dehghanian landed a grant from the US DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to analyze the GW Foggy Bottom Campus energy management system to determine how urban centers with diverse energy sources can integrate new technology and tackle modern energy challenges.


EEMI Rolls Out Major Upgrade to Energy Resilience Professional Education Program

In the Fall 2021 semester, EEMI Director of Professional education Dr. Ed Saltzberg announced a major new program focusing on energy resilience including training on strategies for strengthening supply chains, decarbonizing buildings, developing intelligent technologies, electrifying transportation and production, and working in dynamic energy markets.


EEMI Conducts Webinar Series with Top Worldwide Environmental and Energy Leaders

EEMI’s international environmental and energy leadership series continued to attract widespread attention throughout the Fall 2021 semester.

Newsletter Editor: Sierra Gabriel

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