Seminars

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15 April – How might automated vehicles affect energy use and emissions?

Date: 15 April 2019
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129, Conference Room 
Speaker: Don MacKenzie
Topic: How might automated vehicles affect energy use and emissions?

Abstract: Early research has suggested that automated vehicles (AVs) could have myriad direct and indirect effects on travel demand, energy consumption, and emissions from transportation, …

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8 April – Machine Learning for Solar Forecasting in the National Grid ESO

Date: 8 April 2019
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Wean Hall 3701
Speaker: James Kelloway
Topic: Machine Learning for Solar Forecasting in the National Grid ESO

Abstract: The National Grid ESO has publicly committed to being capable of running the Great Britain electricity grid fossil fuel free by 2025.  To do this, …

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1 March – The Local Environmental Costs and Economic Benefits of India’s Coal-Fired Power Plants

Date: 1 March 2019
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129, Conference Room
Speaker: Teevrat Garg
Topic: The Local Environmental Costs and Economic Benefits of India’s Coal-Fired Power Plants

Abstract: Developing countries characterized by increasing electricity demand face a dilemma: fossil-fuel fired electricity production is cheap and reliable yet has substantial …

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18 January – Decarbonizing the energy system: analyzing the next wave of interventions

Date: 18 January 2019
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Ahmed Abdulla
Topic: Decarbonizing the energy system: analyzing the next wave of interventions

Abstract: Avoiding the worst consequences of climate change hinges on the transition to a deeply decarbonized global energy system. Recent studies suggest that the …

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19 November – Promoting Electric Vehicles in Poland

Date: 19 November 2018
Time: 10:00am
Location: Baker Hall 129
Speaker: Marcin Korolec
Topic: Promoting Electric Vehicles in Poland

Abstract: Marcin Korolec is President of the Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation, which seeks to develop the electric car industry and promote e-mobility in Poland and in Europe. He will present an …

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29 October – A simple generator dispatch method for stimulating marginal emissions factors and least-emissions dispatch for the US power sector

Date: 29 October
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Thomas Deetjen
Topic: A simple generator dispatch method for stimulating marginal emissions factors and least-emissions dispatch for the US power sector

Abstract: This study develops an open-source, simplified generator dispatch tool and uses it to simulate emissions for …

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22 October – The Past as Prologue: Learning from the Climate Changes in Past Centuries

Date: 22 October 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Marquis Conference Room, Scott Hall 5201
Speaker: Michael Mann
Topic: The Past as Prologue: Learning from the Climate Changes in Past Centuries

Abstract: I will review work over the past decade aimed at establishing the nature of, and factors underlying, patterns of large-scale …

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3 October – WattTime: the “deep tech” nonprofit that’s rapidly eliminating the carbon footprint of entire industries

Date: 3 October 2018
Time: 10:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Gavin McCormick
Topic: WattTime: the “deep tech” nonprofit that’s rapidly eliminating the carbon footprint of entire industries…

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1 October – Electricity Consumption Rebound Effects of Residential Solar Panel Adopters

Date: 1 October 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129, Conference Room
Speaker: Lucy Qiu
Topic: Electricity consumption rebound effects of residential solar panel adopters

Abstract: Customers who have adopted solar panels can reduce their energy bills and thus lower the effective average electricity prices they pay. When price falls, …

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10 September – Modeling US Energy Futures Under Uncertainty

Date: 10 September 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129, Conference Room
Speaker: Joe DeCarolis
Topic: Modeling US Energy Futures Under Uncertainty

The planned US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement as well as uncertainty about federal climate policy has raised questions about the country’s future emissions trajectory. In this talk, …