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By March 17, 2021 Read More →

22 March — Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States: Technology, Policy, and Societal Dimensions

Date: 22 March 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Chris Hendrickson
Topic: Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States: Technology, Policy, and Societal Dimensions

Abstract: The world today faces a transformation of its energy system, from one dominated by fossil fuel combustion to one with greatly reduced emissions …

By March 12, 2021 Read More →

17 March — Powering Decarbonization: Strategies to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions in the Electric Sector and Beyond

Date: 17 March 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. John Bistline
Topic: Powering Decarbonization: Strategies to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions in the Electric Sector and Beyond

Abstract: Many stakeholders—including cities and states, utilities and large corporations, and now federal policymakers—are setting targets for deep reductions in greenhouse gas …

By March 4, 2021 Read More →

15 March — Climate Change and Extreme Summer Weather Events

Date: 15 March 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Michael Mann
Topic: Climate Change and Extreme Summer Weather Events

Abstract: In addition to well-established direct physical linkages between a warming planet and extreme summer weather events such as floods, droughts, heat waves and wildfires are more tenuous …

By February 26, 2021 Read More →

8 March — The role of hydrogen in future low-carbon energy systems – insights from systems modeling

Date: 8 March 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Dharik S. Mallapragada
Topic: The role of hydrogen in future low-carbon energy systems – insights from systems modeling

Abstract:  Deep decarbonization of the energy system is contingent on identifying pathways for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from not only …

By February 23, 2021 Read More →

Morgan to lead The Future of Electric Power in the US: Report Release Webinar

CEDM Center Principal Investigator Granger Morgan will take part in the Virtual Release Event for The Future of Electric Power in the United States on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 3-4pm ET.

The Future of Electric Power in the United States, officially launching on February 25th, presents an extensive …

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2 March — Climate policy in four dimensions: what role for solar geoengineering?

Date: 2 March 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. David Keith
Topic: Climate policy in four dimensions: what role for solar geoengineering?

Abstract:  I will first provide a high-level structure discussing how solar geoengineering fits alongside emissions cuts, carbon removal, and adaptation. I will include quantitative results …

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23 February — Sea level rise from melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica: causes, impacts and solutions

Date: 23 February 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Eric Rignot
Topic: Sea level rise from melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica: causes, impacts and solutions

Abstract:  The ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting away, fast, sooner than anticipated, from climate change caused by human …

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16 February — Designing and using qualitative scenarios to address climate change and other complex problems in science, technology and public policy

Date: 16 February 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Schweizer
Topic: Designing and using qualitative scenarios to address climate change and other complex problems in science, technology and public policy.

Abstract:  Scenarios are a particular approach for exploring possible futures to inform near-term decisions. For the …

By January 21, 2021 Read More →

Biden Administration wastes no time, rejoins Paris climate agreement

The newly inaugurated President Joseph R. Biden Jr. made his priorities clear by recommitting the United States of America to the Paris climate agreement on his first day in office. In addition to recommitting the US to the agreement, Biden also ordered federal agencies to start reviewing and reinstating more …

By January 6, 2021 Read More →

Workshop on Evaluating Strategies to Restore U.S. Leadership in the International Nuclear Market and Control Regimes

The Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM), in conjunction with the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University organized a small invitational workshop on “Evaluating Strategies to Restore U.S. Leadership in the International Nuclear Market and Control Regimes.” The workshop, took place on September 26-27th …