Seminars & Workshops

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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 …

By November 10, 2021 Read More →

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 …

By November 1, 2021 Read More →

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 …

By September 10, 2021 Read More →

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 …

By April 19, 2021 Read More →

27 April — Reliable Decarbonized U.S. Electricity Systems

Date: 27 April 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Prof. Nathan S. Lewis
Topic: Reliable Decarbonized U.S. Electricity Systems

Abstract:  Using a data-driven approach based on 39 years of hourly weather data to derive the variability of the wind and solar resource across the contiguous U.S., we analyze …

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20 April — Large Scale Water Electrolysis and Approaching Fossil Parity

Date: 20 April 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Kathy Ayers, PhD
Topic: Large Scale Water Electrolysis and Approaching Fossil Parity

Abstract:  The need for a sustainable source of hydrogen has been widely recognized, not just as a potential transportation fuel, but to limit CO2 production and …

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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 …