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Educating the Leaders for Our Clean
and Efficient Energy Future

Speaker Series

Elin Kelsey, PhD
Mar 05 2024, 4:00pm


February 26, 2024

Originally from Anacortes, Bjånesøy (Pronounced b-yon-ne-soy) was one of the first WWU students to graduate with the BA in Energy Policy and Management, created in 2015. 

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February 23, 2024

Solomon Duke’s career path has been nothing short of exciting. After graduating from Western in 2022 with a B.S. in Energy Science and Technology and a minor in Energy Policy, Duke traveled to Israel to focus on peace-building efforts. 

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February 23, 2024

Energy science and technology major Megan Bellusci explains the significance of her work and how we can reimagine energy storage.  

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"I chose to pursue a minor in Energy Policy after I came to the realization that energy production and consumption are two of the greatest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. We can’t expect to improve the environment without a significant shift towards energy efficiency, carbon pricing, and renewable technologies."

Stefanie Neale

Class of 2017

"Energy plays a critical role in most of the economic, environmental, and political policy challenges facing the world in the twenty-first century. Western’s Institute for Energy Studies is exciting to me because its goal is to equip students and help researchers to understand how energy-related issues affect these challenges."

Phil Thompson

Associate Professor, Economics