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Diane Sumner

Ed.D: Education Director
Diane Sumner is a born educator. Since transitioning from the classroom to the boardroom, she has refined and helped develop educational content to support individual State Academic Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the global expectations of STEM. As Franklin Energy's Education Director, Diane represents the voice of participating and potential teachers and school districts across the country. Sumner received her Bachelor of Arts in History/Pre-Law with Minors in Spanish, English and ESL. After achieving a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and a second Master’s degree in Language Acquisition, she went on to receive an Education Doctorate in Higher Education Adult Learning.

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Why Education is the Future of Energy Efficiency

By 2040, world population is expected to reach 9.2 billion people, up from 7.4 billion today. Over that same period, global GDP will likely double; billions of people are expected to join the global middle class.

Rising living standards for expanding populations worldwide mean a dependence on reliable modern energy. The global energy demand is expected to rise by about 25 percent by the year 2040. That is roughly equivalent to adding another North America and Latin America to the world’s current energy demand.

Prepare to Launch: Real-World Lessons Taught in Energy Education

Imagine you are in your final days of high school. Graduation day is fast approaching, and you have so many things to think about. Will you go to college? Will you move out and go to work? Will you do both?

For many young adults, these are basic things to ponder. They’ve spent 12 years in school learning math, English, social studies, science, and even a foreign language – all necessary subjects to make it in life, right?

Six Education Realities of Students Learning About Conservation

When you step into the classroom of today, you readily witness the evidence of technology. From kindergarten to college, the learning environment is surrounded by electronic teaching and learning devices. Students have the ability to learn about the complexities of energy and water conservation from their home or classroom.

THE FOREFRONT OF INNOVATION

Want to stay abreast of regulatory updates, inspiring innovations and thought leadership related to grid optimization? Welcome to our blog, where Franklin Energy’s experts come to delve into everything you need to know to stay at the top of your game in our ever-changing environment.

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