Green Energy Alternatives

Friday, December 3, 2010

Scholarly Communications Center

Alexander Library • Rutgers University

169 College Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

A conference hosted by the Rutgers Center for European Studies

9:00-9:20      Coffee / Breakfast Buffet

9:20-9:30      Welcome

  • R. Daniel Kelemen, Jean Monnet Chair and Director, Center for European Studies, Rutgers University

9:30-10:15      Green Energy Alternatives – Perspectives from Germany

  • Friedo Sielemann, Counselor for Energy and Environment, German Embassy, Washington DC: TBA

10:15-11:00      Green Energy Alternatives – Perspectives from New Jersey

  • Michele Siekerka, Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection: “Advancing green energy alternatives...how DEP is making this happen”
  • Frank Felder, Director, Center for Energy, Economic & Environmental Policy, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University: “Aligning Renewable Energy Policies with Reductions in Greenhouse Gases”

11:00-11:15      Coffee Break

11:15- 12:00      Solar Energy Panel

  • Laurent Paty,  Director of Customer Programs and Market Development, Petra Solar: “Improving Grid Reliability Through Distributed PV Generation” by Johan Enslin, CTO; Adje Mensah, Marketing Manager; and Laurent Paty, director of Customer Programs (presenter)”
  • Dr. Stefan Parhofer, CEO of Gehrlicher Solar: ”Feed-in-tariffs versus RPS – why we like both: Experiences from a German PV company”

12:00-12:30      Biofuels

  • Joachim Messing, Director of the Waksman Institute for Microbiology, Rutgers University: “Examples of Alternative Biofuels”

12:30-12:45 Concluding Comments and Discussion



With generous support from the Transatlantic Climate Bridge - a project of the German Information Center USA and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Washington DC


  • Belinda Davis, Professor of History, has been appointed Director of the Center for European Studies for 2018-19.
  • Majors and Minors: European Studies 360:301 Construction of Contemporary Europe will be offered in fall 2018
  • Resources and Outreach -- Grants

CES Events

24 Oct 2018, 12:00PM
to 24 Oct 2018, 01:30PM
*NEW DATE* Jan Kubik, “Rebellious Students, Revolutionary Hippies and Persecuted Jews: 1968 in Poland,”
26 Oct 2018, 09:15AM
to 26 Oct 2018, 02:00PM
Teach Europe workshop
29 Oct 2018, 04:00PM
to 29 Oct 2018, 06:30PM
Philipp Ther, "Refugees and Integration History in an Enlarged Europe"

Europe-related Events on Campus

05 Nov 2018, 04:30PM
to 05 Nov 2018, 06:00PM
Lecture by William Chester Jordan
14 Nov 2018, 04:30AM
to 14 Nov 2018, 06:00PM
Russian and Polish Poetry Evening
04 Dec 2018, 11:00AM
to 04 Dec 2018, 12:30PM
German/Cinema Studies Lecture: Genevieve Yue (CUNY)


Rose Petals Falling through the Pantheon's Oculus


Fountain designed to look like human faces


The Parthenon


European skyline (Links and Resources page)