The president of The Entech Group, Inc., an energy and environmental services company in NJ, will lead a webinar on June 27, 2012 regarding IEEE’s latest National Energy Policy Recommendations.
John J. Ragan, P.E., P.P. will host the webinar along with Dr. Veronika Rabl, a recognized expert in electric technologies and energy industry issues.
The webinar will review the 2012 IEEE National Energy Policy Recommendations, which supports proactive and sustained energy policies that will reduce U.S. dependence on oil, encourage development of greener energy sources and promote the economic prosperity, national security and environmental protection of our nation.
John and Veronika will review the recommendations with regards to the key priorities needed to ensure a stronger and better-protected United States.
These priorities are:
· Reducing the demand for energy by increasing efficiency in the conversion, delivery and use of energy.
· Radically transforming the transportation sector to shift energy use from oil to electricity and alternative fuels.
· Mitigating environmental impacts by expanding the use of renewable electric generation, expanding nuclear generation and capturing carbon emissions from fossil power plants.
· Building a stronger and smarter electrical energy infrastructure by transforming the network into a smart grid, expanding the transmission system as needed to maintain reliability and by developing large-scale electricity storage systems.
The webinar will be held June 27, 2012 at 2pm EST. To participate in the webinar, please register online at http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/2012/webinar-06-27-12.html
About John Ragan of The Entech Group, Inc.:
John J. Ragan, P.E., P.P. is a founder and President of The Entech Group, Inc., a New Jersey corporation with clients and affiliates throughout New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The company provides energy, environmental, engineering and construction services to owners and managers of residential, commercial and industrial properties. For over two decades, he has provided visionary leadership and strategic guidance to all facets of Entech’s business including the creation of Entech’s renewable and alternative energy business unit focusing on residential, middle market and utility scale solar electric generating facilities.
Before founding The Entech Group, Inc., Ragan was (i.) managing director at Willis & Paul Group, P.C., Denville, New Jersey responsible for leading operations, strategy, growth, profit enhancement, and technology for the firm’s engineering and construction division, and (ii.) a project manager at Andrews & Clark, P.C., New York responsible for defining projects, reducing them to a set of manageable tasks, selecting appropriate resources, building effective teams to perform the work, setting goals, motivating teams to complete projects on time and within budget, communicating with stakeholders on a regular basis and assessing, monitoring and mitigating project risks.
Mr. Ragan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Alabama in 1984, is chair of IEEE-USA’s Energy Policy Committee, a former director of the Washington, DC-based Carbon Management Council, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – New Jersey Chapter, and past chair of the Randolph Township Economic Development Committee.