The Call for Abstracts is Closed
Decisions for selection of panelists will be announced shortly.
PA Power Dialog Student Panels
Abstracts are invited from students at PA colleges and universities to present at one of three student panels at the PA Power Dialog on April 4, 2016. Four abstracts will be selected for presentation in each panel. Abstracts should be 300 words or less, have a clearly stated thesis, and summarize the main points to be made in the presentation. The selected panelists will present for 7 minutes each and participate in the session discussion.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 5 pm on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
Selection of abstracts for presentation will be announced on Monday, March 21. This opportunity is open only to students in a course or student organization that has signed up to participate in the PA Power Dialog.
Panel 1: Strategies for Compliance with the Clean Power Plan in PA
Abstracts are invited for presentations that explore potential strategies that might be pursued in Pennsylvania for compliance with the CPP emission reduction targets. These can include, for example, natural gas as a bridge fuel, promotion of renewable energy for generating electric power, more efficient power generation, more efficient end use of electricity, carbon fees, regional emission trading and limitations of the CPP for meeting long-term goals for avoiding dangerous climate change. Presentations on other topics that are relevant to compliance with the CPP are also welcome.
Panel 2: Effects of the Clean Power Plan in PA
Abstracts are invited for presentations that explore potential effects of implementation of the Clean Power Plan in Pennsylvania. These can include, for example, effects on energy costs, economic activity, jobs, low income households, air quality, human health, and environmental justice concerns. Presentations on other topics that are relevant to the effects of the CPP are also welcome.
Panel 3: Legal and Political Challenges to the Clean Power Plan
Abstracts are invited for presentations that explore legal and/or political challenges to the Clean Power Plan. These can include, for example, the recent Supreme Court decision to stay implementation of the CPP, lawsuits to prevent implementation, support/opposition in the state legislature, support/opposition in the general public and among different interest groups, and gaps between the CPP targets and long-term goals for avoiding dangerous climate change. Presentations on other topics that are relevant to legal and political challenges to the CPP are also welcome.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
Submit your abstract online before 5 pm of March 15 here. Abstracts should be 300 words or less, have a clearly stated thesis, and summarize the main points to be made in the presentation. When submitting your abstract, you will be asked to provide a title for your presentation and select the panel session that best matches your presentation topic.
Criteria for review of submitted abstracts are:
- Relevance to the session topic
- Clarity of the thesis and main points
- Significance of the thesis and main points
- Demonstrated knowledge of the topic
The review committee will also consider inclusion of presentations that complement each other to cover a variety of important dimensions of the panel topic and provide speaking opportunities for students from a mix of schools.