The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announces that Janet Joseph will be the ENERGY keynote speaker for the 2019 Summit. She will discuss New York’s nation-leading climate agenda and Green New Deal in her keynote titled, “New York’s Climate and Clean Energy Agenda: Building the Grid of the Future.”
Ms. Joseph is the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Market Development at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). She leads NYSERDA’s work in building decarbonization, advancing programs and policies to deliver a carbon-neutral building stock. Ms. Joseph has more than 28 years of experience in clean energy. She has held technical, policy and leadership positions at NYSERDA, where she has spearheaded initiatives to develop solar and renewable power, build a cleantech startup industry, launch energy storage collaboratives, and identify greenhouse gas reduction strategies that provide benefits for New Yorkers. Prior to joining NYSERDA, Ms. Joseph was a research scientist at Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory.
Ms. Joseph serves on the Boards of the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Urban Green, New York State Center for Future Energy Systems, and the Urban Futures Lab. She has a Master’s degree in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Maryland.
Panel Discussion: Lighting and the grid
As part of the Summit, the LRC is bringing together leaders in lighting and clean energy for a panel discussion on connected lighting’s potential to be a strategic part of the future electric grid. Panel members include Jerry Duffy, General Manager at GE Lighting, Chris Wolgamott, Senior Product Manager for Commercial and Residential Lighting at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, and Francis Rubinstein, Principal, RubyLight Consulting and former Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.