Author Archive: Lucas Valone

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16 March — The Macro Grid Initiative

Date: 16 March 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Barbara Tyran
Topic: The Macro Grid Initiative

Abstract: The Macro Grid Initiative, a joint effort of ACORE and Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, seeks to expand and upgrade the nation’s transmission network to deliver …

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28 February — Reliability, resilience, markets and equity

Date: 28 February 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Alison Silverstein
Topic: Reliability, resilience, markets and equity

Abstract: Extreme weather conditions and events, driven by climate change, are making it difficult for the electric industry to continue delivering reliability and resilient service.  Changing electric …

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9 February — Carbon Offsets and Net-Zero Climate Targets

Date: 9 February 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Danny Cullenward
Topic: Carbon Offsets and Net-Zero Climate Targets

Abstract: Carbon offsets are experiencing a renaissance as governments and companies around the world pledge net-zero climate targets. But what, if anything, has changed since …

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6 December — Realizing Biden’s Electricity Decarbonization Goals: Policy Options, Potential Outcomes and Political and Legal Challenges

Date: 6 December 2021
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Karen Palmer
Topic: Realizing Biden’s Electricity Decarbonization Goals: Policy Options, Potential Outcomes and Political and Legal Challenges

Abstract: The Biden Administration has a goal of net-zero electricity by 2035 and has re-entered the Paris …

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17 November — Quantities with Prices: Price-Responsive Supply of Emissions Allowances in Cap-and-Trade Programs

Date: 17 November 2021
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Dallas Burtraw
Topic: Quantities with Prices: Price-Responsive Supply of Emissions Allowances in Cap-and-Trade Programs

Abstract: Environmental policy with uncertainty is often posed as a choice between price and quantity instruments.  Paradoxically, this economic advice …

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1 November — Hurricanes and Climate Change

Date: 1 November 2021
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Kerry Emanuel
Topic: Hurricanes and Climate Change

Abstract: Hurricanes are globally among the most destructive and lethal of natural phenomena, and it is therefore important that we come to understand how climate change might affect …

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18 October — Water and Electricity Infrastructure Coordination for Affordable, Decarbonized, & Resilient Water Supply

Date: 18 October 2021
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Meagan Mauter
Topic: Water and Electricity Infrastructure Coordination for Affordable, Decarbonized, & Resilient Water Supply

Abstract:  Municipal water utilities often spend 25% of their operation and maintenance costs on electricity. These costs are rising …

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4 October — Carbon Management: Where the Puck is Going

Date: 04 October 2021
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Julio Friedmann
Topic: Carbon Management: Where the Puck is Going

Abstract: After 20 years of sturm & drang, carbon management has reached a point of broad inclusion into the climate solutions pool and received …

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20 September — Sustainable Solutions and Policies to Decarbonize the Freight Rail

Date: 20 September 2021
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: John Lovenburg
Topic: Sustainable Solutions and Policies to Decarbonize the Freight Rail

Abstract: The large freight railroads in North American have committed to science-based carbon targets that can be achieved through improved efficiency and carbon …

By August 9, 2021 Read More →

Doctoral Student Participatory Workshop on Climate and Energy Decision Making

Join doctoral students from across North America to share your work on climate and energy decision making!

In the spring of 2022, Carnegie Mellon University will host a two-day workshop for Ph.D. students and post-docs working on the technical and behavioral aspects of climate mitigation, adaption, resilience, and deep decarbonization …