EEM Newsletter Spring / Summer 2021

helveston and kerry discussion on CNN

Prof. Helveston Discusses Climate Change with John Kerry on CNN Show

EEM Professor John Paul Helveston appeared on CNN’s “Climate Crisis Town Hall” television program on April 23, 2021. EEM Professor John Paul Helveston appeared on CNN’s “Climate Crisis Town Hall” television program on April 23, 2021. The show coincided with a couple of related major events – the 2021 Earth Day activities and President Biden’s April 20-21 worldwide Climate Summit, at which the leaders of 40 nations around the world, in addition to Biden and senior members of his Administration, participated.

Mansi Talwar and vihann

News of EEM Students and Faculty

EEM Master’s graduate Mansi Talwar was appointed as the Executive Director for Utilities, Engineering and Energy at GW on May 17, 2021, so we’ll seeing her around campus again soon after we get past the COVID restrictions. Mansi previously worked for the D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) organization where she Managed the engineering team that included several other EEM grads and worked on implementation of several energy efficiency programs in the District. Mansi recently welcomed her baby boy who was born last October, you can see both enjoying their respective beverages in the picture.

Michael Regan

New EPA Administrator is a GW Grad

The new Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Michael S. Regan, is quite familiar with GW environmental programs, being one of our grads himself. Administrator Regan, who was overwhelmingly confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 10, 2021, received his Master of Public Administration degree from GW’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, an important affiliate of the EEMI, in 2004.

Juan Pablo and Prof. Deason at Juan's Doctoral Graduation in 2000

Former Colombian Environmental Minister Conducts SEAS Webinar

On January 11, 2021, two-time EEM graduate Dr. Juan Pablo Bonilla conducted a virtual webinar for students, faculty, and prospective students at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Juan Pablo presently is a top-level manager at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. as the Managing Director of the Climate Change and Sustainable Development programs.

Juul-Jørgensen Webinar

EEMI “Leadership in Our Time” Series Proves Extremely Popular

The Environmental and Energy Management Institute’s webinar series on “Leadership in Our Time” series has drawn large numbers of participants and rave reviews this year so far. The 2021 series opened up on January 8, 2021, with GW President Thomas LeBlanc anchoring the year’s first webinar entitled “Sixty Minutes with Ditte Juul-Jørgensen and András Simonyi.” Ms. Juul-Jørgensen, currently is the Director General for Energy at the European Commission, and Mr. Simonyi, is a former Hungarian Ambassador to the United States. They discussed adoption of the European Green Deal and the EU’s goal to become climate neutral by 2050.

chef jose andres

GW Conducts Sustainability Summit

On February 11, 2021, Sustainable GW hosted a virtual Sustainability Summit on the theme – Reflect, Innovate, Recreate. The day-long event that featured leaders from academia, industry, and government tackling the topics of climate resilience, social justice, environmental equity, historical GHG emissions, and energy innovation with an eye toward the next century.

Professor Sklar

EEMI Letter Published by the Washington Post

In late December 2020, GW joined other institutions in recognizing the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement by restating its support of clean energy in pursuit of climate action. In doing so, GW joined more than 1,000 organizations and 142 cities across the United States in supporting a clean energy economy and prioritizing climate action in their operations.

Funger/ Duques Rooftop Solar

GW Signs Global Climate Action Letter

In late December 2020, GW joined other institutions in recognizing the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement by restating its support of clean energy in pursuit of climate action. In doing so, GW joined more than 1,000 organizations and 142 cities across the United States in supporting a clean energy economy and prioritizing climate action in their operations.

Newsletter Editor: Sierra Gabriel

Previous Issues

Connect on Facebook