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A Political History of the Environmental Movement-Student Presentation

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

JMU Research & Scholarship cordially invites you to attend a presentation by Scott Minos, Senior Policy and Communications Specialist for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  Mr. Minos' presentation will address the political and societal history of energy and the environment in the United States.  Attendees will learn how and what energy and environmental legislation evolved through the 19th and 20th centuries and how federal regulatory statutes, as well as judicial standing to challenges those statutes, have come about and how they have changed the nature of environmental politics.  Students will have the opportunity to engage with Mr. Minos in a question & answer session at the conclusion of the presentation.  We kindly ask that you RSVP to by March 16th to ensure seating availability.

A Political History of the Environmental Movement

Mr. Scott Minos


Senior Policy and Communications Specialist

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Department of Energy


6:00 PM, Wednesday, March 23


ISAT/CS Building, Room 259

Light refreshments will be available prior to the event start

About the Speaker

Scott Minos has worked in various positions for the United States Department of Energy (DOE) since 1986.  He currently is employed as a Senior Policy and Communications Specialist for the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).  He is responsible for communicating clean energy policy objectives related to renewable generation, efficiency technologies, conservation practices, electric transmission, and climate change. 

Scott’s main focus has been on energy efficiency in advanced transportation technologies and sustainable building and community design.  In these areas he has worked extensively on a variety of key DOE laboratory programs, DOE initiatives, and collegiate energy engineering competitions.

Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Florida State University in 1984, his Masters of Arts in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Policy Studies at the School for Advanced International Studies in 1988, and his Masters in Public Administration from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School in 1993.  All graduate work was focused on a variety of issues related to communication and propaganda, mainly regarding energy and environmental information.

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