PULLMAN, Wash.—“Low Carbon Energy,” presented by Griffin M. Thompson, manager of Energy and Climate Programs at the U.S. State Department, will be the topic of discussion during the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy & Public Service Coffee & Politics Series noon-1 p.m. April 14 in Smith CUE 518 at Washington State University.
Thompson will give an overview of the U.S. government’s energy and climate program and diplomatic climate negotiations. This overview will lead to discussion of the political, social and economic requirements of a low carbon energy future and what a low carbon technological system portends for democratic culture and institutions – both domestically and abroad.
 
Thompson is responsible for strategic development and program implementation of the State Department’s energy and climate programs. He works on issues surrounding the linkages between energy access and U.S. foreign policy objectives.
 
Pizza and pop will be served. Please RSVP to relgar@wsu.edu to ensure there are enough refreshments.