Seminars & Workshops

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27 October – “Distributed resources shift paradigms on how we design, plan, and operate power systems: an application of the GAP model”

Date: 27 October 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Juan Pablo Carvallo
Topic: Distributed resources shift paradigms on how we design, plan, and operate power systems: an application of the GAP model

Abstract: Power systems have evolved following a century old paradigm of planning and operating a …

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16 October – “Climate and Energy Decision-Making – Getting to Yes on BU’s Climate Action Plan”

Date: 16 October 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Anthony Janetos
Topic: Climate and Energy Decision-Making – Getting to Yes on BU’s Climate Action Plan

Abstract: A University-wide Task Force was instituted a year ago to make recommendations to the BU Board of Trustees on a Climate …

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2 October – “Power System of the Future: Advancing Sustainability for the Electric Power Industry”

Date: 2 October 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Morgan Scott
Topic:Power System of the Future: Advancing Sustainability for the Electric Power Industry

Abstract: Electric power companies face unique challenges and tradeoffs as they strive to manage financial, environmental and social performance, while providing safe, clean, reliable …

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6 October – “Addressing Global Mortality From Fine Particle Air Pollution”

Date: 6 October 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Joshua Apte
Topic: Addressing Global Mortality From Fine Particle Air Pollution

Abstract: Ambient air pollution from fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is the largest environmental risk factor for premature mortality worldwide, and is associated with ~7% of all deaths …

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25 September – “The Perception of Daily Temperatures as Evidence of Global Warming & Public Perception and Communication of Scientific Uncertainty”

Date: 25 September 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Prof. Stephen Broomell
Topic: The Perception of Daily Temperatures as Evidence of Global Warming & Public Perception and Communication of Scientific Uncertainty

Abstract: Unlike the scientific definition of global warming (GW), public discussion often links the existence of …

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8 May – “Incentivizing electric vehicles in the United States”

Date: 8 May 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Alan Jenn
Topic: Incentivizing electric vehicles in the United States

Abstract: Transportation accounts for 28% of total energy use and 26% of emissions in the US, as a result there has been a movement towards adopting battery electric …

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17 April – “Energy and Environment Science Policy Analysis at the IDA Science and Technology Institute”

Date: 17 April 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Science and Technology Policy Institute
Topic: Energy and Environment Science Policy Analysis at the IDA Science and Technology Institute

Abstract: The IDA Science and Technology Institute (STPI) is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center that conducts objective …

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6 April – “Climate, Air Quality and Health Implications of China’s Energy Future” – Denise Mauzerall

Date: 6 April 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Marquis Room, Scott Hall
Speaker: Denise Mauzerall
Topic: Climate, Air Quality and Health Implications of China’s Energy Future

Abstract:

As a result of rapid industrialization, China now frequently suffers from extremely high levels of health damaging fine particulate air pollution and agriculture damaging …

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20 March – “Cross-validation of structured expert judgment: data from 2006-2015” – Roger Cooke

Date: 20 March 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Roger Cooke
Topic: Cross-validation of structured expert judgment: data from 2006-2015

Abstract: 33 expert judgment studies using calibration variables from the experts’ field were contracted in the period 2006-2015, whereby experts quantify their uncertainty on variables from their …

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16 March – “Understanding the Value of Distributed Energy Resources: New Methods and Insights for Electricity Economics, Planning, and Operations” – Jesse Jenkins

Date: 16 March 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Jesse Jenkins
Topic: Understanding the Value of Distributed Energy Resources: New Methods and Insights for Electricity Economics, Planning, and Operations

Abstract: Distributed energy resources (DERs), including distributed generation, storage, and demand response, create new options for the provision …