Powering Up:
America's Energy Future
2007-8 Dinner at the Square Season
America’s Energy Future

People with good intentions can – and will – disagree on the best ways to address the most important decisions we’ll be making about America’s Energy Future. But it’s become virtually impossible to distinguish the signal from the noise on this topic, as partisans fling around competing facts, charges and counter charges (sigh). We’ll try to separate fact from fiction, good idea from bad idea – all while we keep our tempers and behave like adults.

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Our first Dinner at the Square season will look at a range of issues around the economics of power and how one moves from polluting sources to greener ones without creating economic damage. Then we’ll turn to a discussion of the various alternative sources. Our spring dinner will examine nuclear power without the typical partisan hype and we’ll close the year over the summer by coming back around to the choices ahead of us in our hometown.

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Past event | Dinner at the Square | Fall 2007
The Economics of Power: Mother Nature, Common Sense & Turning a Supertanker

We’ll never come up with common sense solutions to providing the energy we need affordably and with as light a carbon footprint as possible unless we actually talk to each other. We’ll start that conversation tonight.

Past event | Dinner at the Square | Winter 2008
Energy Alternatives a la carte: Fossils and Sunshine and Garbage, oh my!

We’ll never come up with common sense solutions to providing the energy we need affordably and with as light a carbon footprint as possible unless we actually talk to each other. We’ll start that conversation tonight.

Past event | Dinner at the Square | Spring 2008
The Nuclear Power Debate 2.0: What's Old, What's New, What's Hype, What's True

Nuclear power seems like a bad idea and settled debate to those of us of a (cough, cough) certain generation. But turns out that perhaps it shouldn’t be? It’s zero emission and some of the things we’re afraid of aren’t so very true. So we’ll talk.

Past event | Dinner at the Square | Summer 2008
The Usual Suspects: Global Issues, State Law and Hometown Lessons

We’ll never come up with common sense solutions to providing the energy we need affordably and with as light a carbon footprint as possible unless we actually talk to each other. We’ll start that conversation tonight.