Jim Conca made a presentation to the CleanTech Alliance Board of Directors at their quarterly board meeting on August 1, 2019 in Seattle. It was a thought provoking hour, well-researched and with plenty of out-of-the-box ideas entitled “The Geopolitics of Energy: Can We Achieve a New Zero-Carbon Energy Mix?”
Jim has been a scientist in the field of the earth and environmental sciences for 33 years, specializing in geologic disposal of nuclear waste, energy-related research, planetary surface processes, radiobiology and shielding for space colonies, subsurface transport and environmental clean-up of heavy metals. He is a Trustee of the Herbert M. Parker Foundation, Adjunct Professor at Washington State University, an Affiliate Scientist at Los Alamos National Lab, and consults on strategic planning for the U.S Department of Energy, EPA/State environmental agencies, and industry including companies that own nuclear, hydro, wind farms, large solar arrays, coal and gas plants. He also consults for EPA/State environmental agencies and industry on clean-up of heavy metals from soil and water. For over 25 years, he has been a member of Sierra Club, Greenpeace, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Defense Fund and many others, as well as professional societies including the American Nuclear Society, the American Chemical Society, the Geological Society of America and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
Find his slide presentation here: