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A Path to a Greener Future

Clean Energy and Sustainability Analytics Center holds annual Energy Summit

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Dr. Pankaj Lal speaking at the CESAC Summit
Montclair State Clean Energy Sustainability Analytics Center Director Pankaj Lal.

Policy makers, energy stakeholders and faculty gathered at the third annual Clean and Sustainable Energy Summit on September 23, hosted by Montclair State’s Clean Energy and Sustainability Analytics Center (CESAC).

Sponsored by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) and Ocean Wind, the summit served as a forum to exchange ideas and discuss New Jersey’s plans for a sustainable future.

Tackling the biggest impacts of climate change is critical to the world today. Effective communication between academics/researchers and decision-makers is a challenge, this summit gives all of us the opportunity to assist the fight against climate change with our ability to provide data-driven and actionable management strategies.

Pankaj Lal, director of CESAC and professor of Earth and Environmental Studies

A common thread from presenters and speakers throughout the day was the message that it’s not enough to just create policy. Building a path for a cleaner future means not only acting on the policies, but talking about them so that as many people as possible understand the sense of urgency surrounding climate issues.

Read the full article on the University News website.