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Law School Professor Leads ‘Energy Security’ Initiative by Lugar Center for Renewable Energy
Professor Eric Dannenmaier Chairs a new Working Group on Policy, Economics, and Law established by the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy on Indiana University’s Indianapolis campus. The Lugar Center supports renewable energy research (including hydrogen generation, fuel cell technology, and bio-fuels) and has created a Policy, Economics, and Law Working Group to expand its contributions to the social sciences and to bring expertise associated with science and engineering research to policymakers at a state and national level.
The new Working Group is already engaged in a research project funded by the Pew Charitable Trust to prepare a white paper on “Energy Security as a National Security Issue” which informed a series of workshops with legislators and other policy leaders in 2010 and 2011. The Working Group is also developing a project that compares E.U. and U.S. state adoption of renewable energy policies, and exploring collaboration with a new Great Lakes regional initiative on sustainable energy policy.
Professor Dannenmaier's research often concerns national security and national energy policy issues, and he is actively engaged in efforts to frame a more sustainable national energy policy. In June, for example, he was a key speaker at a National Security and Clean Energy Roundtable sponsored by Repower America and other national energy policy groups.
Dannenmaier is also engaged with energy experts within the Indiana University system. In addition to chairing the Lugar Center’s new Working Group, he has been asked to join the Lugar Center’s Executive Committee. He has also agreed to serve on the Executive Committee of the Indiana University Energy Institute, a new University-wide initiative to strengthen IU’s research and educational contributions to addressing national and international energy challenges.
More information on the Lugar Center can be found at http://www.lugarenergycenter.iupui.edu/index.shtml?menu=about
More information on the new IU Energy Institute can obtained through the office of the Vice President for Research at http://research.iu.edu/
More information on Repower America can be found at http://www.repoweramerica.org/