Sunday, May 23, 2010

Energy (and Other) Events - May 23, 2010


Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Complex Bidding in Wholesale Electricity Markets (Joint with Energy & Environmental Economics Seminar)
Speaker: Mar Reguant-Rido (MIT)
Time: 10:30a–12:00p
Location: E52-244, Please note day and time change
Web site:

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): IO Workshop (Sponsored by Analysis Group)

For more information, contact:
Theresa Benevento


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Our Energy Future: Inventing Tomorrow's Technologies

Speaker: Professor Vladimir Bulovic, MIT Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Time: 6:30p–8:30p

Location: 66-110

Prof. Bulovic leads the Lab of Organic and Nanostructured Electronics and is the co-director of the MIT-ENI Solar Frontiers Center, the MIT Solar Revolutions Project, and co-leads the MIT Energy Studies Program. Professor Bulovic?s research interests include studies of physical properties of organic and inorganic nanocrystal composite thin films and the development of novel optoelectronic organic & hybrid nano-scale devices. He has authored over 80 published research articles and 45 U.S. patents in areas of organic and nanostructured light emitting diodes, lasers, photovoltaics, chemical sensors, and programmable memories. He is a founder of QD Vision, Inc. in Watertown, MA, a quantum dot optolectronics company, and Kateeva, Inc. of Menlo Park, California USA, a printed organic electronics startup. Prof. Bulovic is a recipient of the United States Presidential Early Carrier Award for Scientist and Engineers, the National Science Foundation Career Award, the Ruth and Joel Spira Award, the Bose Award, the Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society Award for Outstanding Teaching, and was named to Technology Review TR100 List.

6:30 - 7:00 Registration & Networking, with refreshments
7:00 - 8:15 Prof. Vladimir Bulovic
8:15 - 9:00 Networking, with refreshments
9:00 Continued at The Muddy, with cash bar

Web site:

Open to: the general public

Cost: $10 for students, $15 for MITCOB members and guests, $25 for others

Sponsor(s): MIT Energy Campus Events, MIT Club of Boston Energy

For more information, contact:
617 669 5358


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Inorganic Seminars Series: Changhoon Lee - Nocera Group - MIT

Time: 4:15p–5:15p

Location: 6-120

Inorganic Seminars Series 2009-2010

Students Seminars

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Chemistry

For more information, contact:
Najat Kessler - Department of Chemistry

Editorial Comment: The Nocera Group is working on the basic mechanisms of energy conversion in biology and chemistry (



Monday, May 24
Sustainable Seafood Isn’t Just for People
Michelle Cho and Jennifer Goldstein
Sustainable Fisheries, Conservation Department, New England Aquarium

7 p.m.

NE Aquarium's Harborside Learning Lab

More and more people are asking where their seafood is coming from and how it was caught or raised. But this question is also being asked about the seafood that we feed to the countless animals that we care for. In 2009, the New England Aquarium's Conservation Department completed an internal study of the species fed to the Aquarium's animals. Learn about these species and the challenges of balancing sustainability with the needs of the Aquarium's most finicky eaters with wild fisheries specialists Jennifer Goldstein and Michelle Cho



2010 GoGreen Awards

The City of Cambridge invites you to
celebrate business and institutional leaders who have taken action to create a more sustainable city.
City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Reception: 5:30PM Program: 6:15 to 7PM
Chat with experts who can help you save money, go greener, and enhance your image.

GUEST SPEAKER: Julia Wolfe, zero waste planner for Save That Stuff, a waste management company that helps 3000+ businesses and institutions collect recyclables, vegetable oil and other recoverable materials.

Thank you to Grendel’s Den Restaurant and Bar for providing refreshments.

RSVP to 617-349-4604 or

Financing Your Solar Project
May 27, 2010 at 6–8:00 PM
4th floor meeting room at City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway
Sponsored by City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Energy Alliance

This is an excellent opportunity for Cambridge citizens to learn about renewable energy programs and resources available to develop local projects. Larry Chretien, Executive Director of the Mass Energy Consumers Alliance will provide an update on net metering and investment opportunities in Massachusetts. In addition, a panel of local contractors and program providers will share their expertise to help residents and businesses take advantage of robust incentives and resources to develop renewable energy projects.



Three Of New England's Most Creative Singers Join Voices Against Climate Change
Saturday, June 12 — 7:00 pm
Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston

Mili Bermejo, Warren Senders, Dominique Eade
On Saturday, June 12, three singers from widely varied musical traditions will join together to draw attention to the global climate crisis. Featured artists include: the Latin jazz stylings of the Mili Bermejo/Dan Greenspan duo, Hindustani classical vocalist Warren Senders, and the brilliant jazz singer Dominique Eade. The music begins at 7:00 pm, at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA. Tickets are $20; $15 students/seniors. All proceeds will go to the environmental organization For information and ticket purchasing, please go to the event website:

Editorial Comment: I've heard Dominique Eade sing a few times, always with great enjoyment, jammed years ago at parties with Warren Senders, and know Mili Bermejo by her fine reputation and from running into her at the local stores from time to time. They are three great musicians and teachers united for an important cause. If you can, please come to the concert.

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