Seminars & Workshops

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4 May — Cost-effective transmission planning, co-optimization transmission with customer demand for renewable generation, and improving the efficiency of the system

Date: 4 May 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Jennifer Chen
Topic: Cost-effective transmission planning, co-optimization transmission with customer demand for renewable generation, and improving the efficiency of the system

Abstract: The U.S. is about to ramp up electric transmission buildout, and that’s good …

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20 April — The role of hydrogen in deeply decarbonized energy systems – insights from systems modeling

Date: 20 April 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Dharik Mallapragada
Topic: The role of hydrogen in deeply decarbonized 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 …

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11 April — Improving Infrastructure Service Management and Quality with Smart Technology: Evidence from the Electricity Sector

Date: 11 April 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Jacquelyn Pless
Topic: Improving Infrastructure Service Management and Quality with Smart Technology: Evidence from the Electricity Sector

Abstract: Electricity outages are on the rise in the U.S. due to climate change and an aging infrastructure, …

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6 April — Solar geoengineering versus carbon removal

Date: 6 April 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: David Keith
Topic: Solar geoengineering versus carbon removal

Abstract: Reducing temperatures in the next few centuries requires use of carbon removal (CDR) or solar geoengineering (SRM) or both. Emissions cuts should be the overwhelming focus …

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30 March — Carbon-Negative Hydrogen from Waste Biomass

Date: 30 March 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Joshuah Stolaroff
Topic: Carbon-Negative Hydrogen from Waste Biomass

Abstract: Mote, Inc. has a process to convert woody waste biomass into hydrogen for transportation and CO2 for storage.  By selecting biomass that would otherwise decompose or …

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23 March — Quantification of drivers of natural catastrophe risk and appraisal of adaptation options to strengthen societal resilience

Date: 23 March 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: David Bresch
Topic: Quantification of drivers of natural catastrophe risk and appraisal of adaptation options to strengthen societal resilience

Abstract: Improving the resilience of our societies in the face of volatile weather and climate change is an urgent priority …

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21 March — Vulnerabilities in the Regulatory Process:  Science, Economics and Legal Analyses in Selected EPA Rulemaking in 2017-2020

Date: 21 March 2022
Time: 12:00pm ET
Location: Wean Hall 3701 & via Zoom
Speaker: Shanti Gamper-Rabindran
Topic: Vulnerabilities in the Regulatory Process:  Science, Economics and Legal Analyses in Selected EPA Rulemaking in 2017-2020

Abstract: Federal agencies serve as institutions of governance.  They use science and economic analysis, within legal powers …

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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 …