Center for Strategic Communication

Panel Three: Energy Technology of Tomorrow – What are the Breakthroughs – and how can Government foster that innovation?


September 30th, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: 1100 New York Avenue, NW 7th Floor, West Tower


Join ASP and our panelists in a discussion about the next generation of energy technology and climate policy.


Research universities around the nation are making great strides in uncovering new possibilities for energy efficiency. Our economy is growing, but many private investors still lack the funds to invest in new energy technology.

The government has an important role to play in this sense. Our panelists will discuss possible upcoming breakthroughs in non-carbon based energy, the ways in which the government has already played a part, and how they can continue to further our domestic energy technology options.



Chair: Julia Pyper

Julia PyperJulia Pyper is a reporter for ClimateWire – a leading news source on the business and policy of climate change – where she covers technology breakthroughs in clean transportation, renewable energy and the electrical grid. Julia received her Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, where she also worked as a researcher for CBS News, “60 Minutes.” Some of her articles have been recently published in Scientific American and The New York Times.


Panelist: Mark Haynes

Mark HaynesMark Haynes is currently President of Concordia Power, a small consulting firm focused on strategic services and implementation in energy and the environment with an emphasis on advanced fission and fusion energy development. Mark formed Concordia Power after serving for over 14 years as a Vice President for General Atomics where his chief responsibilities and accomplishments were in the areas of advanced fission, fusion and the nuclear fuel cycle.  He also served 5 years with Fluor Corporation and for 8 years as a staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. He has a Masters degree in Environmental Science from Miami University in Ohio and a BS in Environmental Science from Morehead State University in Kentucky.

Panelist: Jack A. Bailey

Jack BaileyJack Bailey is the Senior Vice President of business development for NuScale Power. He has 32 years of commercial nuclear experience, and has previously served as an officer in the nuclear navy. He has worked with Generation mPower and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) where he was responsible for New Nuclear development efforts, ran TVA’s Power Supply Planning Group, and served as the VP of Nuclear Engineering and Technical Services. Jack has also held various positions at Arizona Public Service’s Palo Verde Nuclear Generating  Station including VP of Engineering and VP of Technical Support, in addition to holding various positions at Virginia Power’s Surry Nuclear Plant.

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