Seminars & Workshops

By February 5, 2018 Read More →

5 March – Simple idealized models to understand basic properties of complex energy and economic systems

Date: 5 March 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Ken Caldeira
Topic: Simple idealized models to understand basic properties of complex energy and economic systems

Abstract: Models can range along a spectrum ranging from very realistic to highly idealized. Very realistic models have the advantage of fidelity …

By January 25, 2018 Read More →

20 February – Flexible water supply infrastructure planning under uncertainty: Learning and adapting for resilience

Date: 20 February 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Wean Hall 3701 Conference Room
Speaker: Sarah Fletcher
Topic: Flexible water supply infrastructure planning under uncertainty: Learning and adapting for resilience

Abstract: Planners in water and other civil infrastructure domains make decisions that will impact the sustainability, reliability, and cost of critical services …

By January 8, 2018 Read More →

19 February – The Role of Natural Gas in a Climate Constrained World

Date: 19 February 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Arvind P. Ravikumar
Topic: The Role of Natural Gas in a Climate Constrained World

Abstract: Methane, the primary constituent of natural gas, is a short-lived and potent greenhouse gas. In the US, oil and gas operations account for …

By October 12, 2017 Read More →

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 …

By October 12, 2017 Read More →

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 …

By September 29, 2017 Read More →

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 …

By September 29, 2017 Read More →

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 …

By September 11, 2017 Read More →

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 …

By May 9, 2017 Read More →

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 …