Author Archive: Lucas Valone

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By March 1, 2023 Read More →

Morgan chairs National Academies reports

Over the past decade, CEDM Director Granger Morgan has chaired three consensus studies by the US National Academies on issues related to electric power. The work of these studies has both been informed by and has informed work going on in CEDM.

Each of these can be downloaded for free from …

By February 23, 2023 Read More →

1 March — Paleoecology, Climate Change, and Conservation

Date: 1 March 2023
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 and via Zoom
Speaker: Cathy Whitlock
Topic: Paleoecology, Climate Change, and Conservation

Paleoecology is a discipline that looks at the past to understand how ecosystems have responded to long-term variations in climate, natural disturbances, and human activity.  While history …

By February 15, 2023 Read More →

15 February — Is China on a path to carbon neutrality by 2060?

Date: 15 February 2023
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 and via Zoom
Speaker: Valerie Karplus
Topic: Is China on a path to carbon neutrality by 2060?

Achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions in China by 2060 will require the transformation of the country’s energy system. A national rate-based …

By January 18, 2023 Read More →

Interdisciplinary Research on Climate and Energy Decision Making: 30 Years of Research on Global Change

For over 30 years, an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students anchored at Carnegie Mellon University, joined by investigators and students from a number of other collaborating institutions across North America, Europe, and Australia, have worked together to better understand the global changes that are being caused by both human …

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7 December — How can we restore ecosystems in a changing world?

Date: 7 December 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 and via Zoom
Speaker: Don Falk
Topic: How can we restore ecosystems in a changing world?

This talk will focus in part on fire-adapted forests as a case study. These are interesting because, like many disturbance-adapted ecosystems such as …

By November 21, 2022 Read More →

30 November — To fix it, you need to know it’s broken – Advanced sensing for the distribution grid

Date: 30 November 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 and via Zoom
Speaker: Panos Moutis
Topic: To fix it, you need to know it’s broken – Advanced sensing for the distribution grid

Black-outs which are widely spread throughout a transmission system are relatively rare phenomena. On the contrary, …

By November 16, 2022 Read More →

16 November — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Workshop

Date: 16 November 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Singleton Room, Roberts Hall
Speaker: Chris Frey
Topic: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Workshop

Dr. Frey will discuss EPA’s research agenda and policy priorities including the agency’s role in instilling scientific integrity in decision making, tackling the climate crisis, and embedding environmental justice across Agency …

By November 3, 2022 Read More →

9 November —  Enabling demand flexibility at scale: From DOE proposal to real-world implementation

Date: 9 November 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Paul Hines
Topic: Enabling demand flexibility at scale: From DOE proposal to real-world implementation

There is broad agreement that flexible load and energy storage are essential to enabling power systems with large amounts of variable …

By October 31, 2022 Read More →

2 November —  The Role of Carbon Capture in Meeting Net-Zero Carbon Goals

Date: 2 November 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Jennifer Wilcox
Topic: The Role of Carbon Capture in Meeting Net-Zero Carbon Goals

Abstract: There is growing focus on stringent climate policy targets, such as net zero emissions by 2050 and climate stabilization at 1.5C …

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26 October —  Energy Transitions in an Uncertain World

Date: 26 October 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Jennifer Morris
Topic: Energy Transitions in an Uncertain World

Abstract: There is growing focus on stringent climate policy targets, such as net zero emissions by 2050 and climate stabilization at 1.5C or 2C. With that …