Energy & Sustainability into the Future

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Economic development at times is one dimensional growth. The inclusion of human capital makes the growth two dimensional. However, the third dimension, the inclusion of the natural resources capital, makes the growth sustainable and equitable for future generations. Economic growth is fueled by energy. The carbon based energy production has consequential global climate change. Therefore, clean power generation is paramount to avoid unsustainable growth into the future. A clean power plan (CPP) recently mandated by the US EPA has the pathway to reduce carbon emissions from electric generating units. This presentation will elaborate on the “energy and sustainability into the future”.

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Dr. Kumar Ganesan is a Professor and Department Head in the Environmental Engineering Department at Montana Tech. Kumar has over 44 years of experience in the environmental engineering area, specifically in air quality engineering. He has taught courses on energy and sustainability at the graduate level. His research includes developing technology to remove mercury from flue gases from coal combustion. Kumar also is the director of the web based Project Engineering and Management graduate degree program. He has been with Montana Tech for 32 years. He is the author/co-author of three text books and several technical reports.