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We are challenged to think about energy in new ways. The combined forces of energy supply uncertainty, rising energy costs — even though tempered recently by the global recession — and concerns about climate change are major drivers of global energy restructuring.”
President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

Global Energy Security In the News

Shirley Ann Jackson co-chairs the Council on Competitiveness “Energy Security, Innovation & Sustainability Initiative,” convening leaders in business, academe, and labor to craft an agenda to enhance U.S. competitiveness and global energy security. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Independent Task Force on Climate Change, and the Brookings Institution’s Energy Initiative.

Council on Competitiveness

Energy News

October 16, 2012: Q&A: Energy security requires global view
Shirley Ann Jackson (Houston Chronicle)

July 18, 2011: Council on Foreign Relations Expert Roundup: The U.S. Energy Challenge

July 16, 2009: 40 Years After Moon Landing, Time to Launch the Next 'Giant Leap for Mankind'
(PDF) By France A. Córdova , Shirley Ann Jackson (U.S.News & World Report) .

September 4, 2008: WAMC Speakers Corner (audio MP3)
Alan Chartock is joined by Shirley Ann Jackson to talk about energy security issues (as broadcast on WAMC, Northeast Public Radio).

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July 29, 2010: The Next Frontier for States and Cities: Building Clean Energy Industries and Green Jobs

July 13, 2010: U.S. Department of Energy Awards $2.04 Million to Rensselaer Nuclear Engineering Program

June 2010: Constructing a More Sustainable Campus

June 7, 2010: DaySwitch® Field Test Demonstrates Simple Daylight Harvesting Technology to Save Energy

April 22, 2010: Rensselaer Featured by “The Princeton Review” and U.S. Green Building Council in Their New “Guide to 286 Green Colleges”

July 23, 2008: Lack of a Comprehensive Global Energy Security Roadmap Putting the U.S. at Risk

Feb 15, 2008: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson Calls for Presidential Debate on Science, Technology, and Innovation

August 9, 2007: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson to Co-Chair National Initiative on Energy Security, Innovation & Sustainability

August 3, 2007: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson Praises House and Senate Passage of Conference Agreement on America COMPETES Act (H.R. 2272) as a Significant Step to Address the Nation’s “Quiet Crisis”

February 2, 2006: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Urges Quick Action on Innovation Agenda

January 30, 2006: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Calls for State of the Union Focus on Nation’s Capacity to Innovate

"We're working with an architecture firm to bring architects, scientists, and engineers together to work on sustainable design. Students are excited about sustainability, and we have a responsibility to give them a global perspective.”

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
Council on Competitiveness
Forging Global Cooperation and Partnership
September 24, 2009

How Do You Get Kids Interested in Math and Science?
The Take Away with John Hockenberry
January 27, 2011

President Shirley Ann Jackson is interviewed from Davos, Switzerland — site of the World Economic Forum — on the the key role math and science education is going to play in the nation’s future. Audio podcast

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