Engineering a clean energy policy: Dr. Kristina Johnson

McGill professor Andrew Kirk introducing Dr. Kristina Johnson

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Kristina Johnson sharing her vision and expertise on cleaner energy

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Audience members learning about renewable energy and policy

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Overview

TISED was honoured to host this talk by Dr. Kristina Johnson on May 28, 2014, a day before she received an honourary doctorate from McGill's Faculty of Engineering.

Dr. Kristina Johnson’s company, Enduring Hydro, has an important role in the energy sector – this seminar examined barriers and opportunities to renewable energy as well as the status and role of hydropower. Johnson’s high-level positions in government, academic, and industry have been influenced by her training as an engineer. She spoke about how engineers can contribute to influencing public policy and suggested concrete ways where we can work to create a more sustainable world.

Presentation Video

Presentation Slides

Dr. Kristina Johnson presentation slides: on engineering a clean energy policy.[pdf]

About this speaker

Dr. Kristina Johnson is currently the Chairman and CEO of Enduring Hydro, where she invests in, develops, and modernizes hydroelectric facilities across North America. Prior to heading Enduring Hydro, Dr. Johnson served as Undersecretary at the US Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. Proceeding her appointment as Undersecretary, Dr. Johnson was Provost and Senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the Johns Hopkins University, and Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University.