Spencer Reeder, the executive in charge of climate and energy programs at Vulcan, Inc., will deliver the keynote speech at the NW Energy Coalition Clean & Affordable Energy Conference on November 2nd at the Seattle Hilton. Reeder will explore how innovation in all its forms – technological, organizational, social, and political – is shaping the world’s and the Northwest’s drive toward a clean energy future.
Under Reeder’s leadership, Vulcan is investing in basic research to help understand the effects of climate change on sea ice and ecosystems including forests and other natural habitats.
At the same time, Vulcan is exploring and investing in solutions. In collaboration with Paul G. Allen and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Vulcan is sponsoring the Smart City Challenge, which has chosen Columbus, Ohio as the pilot site where strategies will be developed to replace carbon-based fuel consumption.
In addition to helping Columbus transition from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy resources, the initiative will demonstrate how advanced data and intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies can reduce traffic congestion, keep travelers safe, protect the environment, and support a vibrant economy.
Prior to joining Vulcan in 2014, Reeder worked as a consultant leading climate change-focused programs in the US and internationally. From 2007 to 2010, he was the Lead Policy Strategist for Climate Change under Governor Chris Gregoire. Reeder holds degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Washington and in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado.
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