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USC Global Energy Network launches its GEN2020: A Diverse Energy Solution.

March 20, 2015 —
USC Global Energy Network launches its GEN2020: A Diverse Energy Solution in collaboration with USC Ignite
Dr. Fred Aminzadeh, Managing director of GEN, sets the goal of raising at least $20 million, for  research on 20 major energy-related projects by the year 2020. GEN will also be a platform for constructive debate on the energy and the relevant public policy issues and associated economic and environmental matters. The GEN2020 initiative  will be a proactive attempt to gain foresight on energy matters into 2020, rather than waiting for a 2020 hindsight.
GEN will accelerate its research programs on diverse sources of energy. The R&D programs of GEN, spans wide areas including the conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources, as well as geothermal, and alternative energy. GEN will continue to be a catalyst for excellence in Energy research.