Seminars

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14 October — Near miss: The importance of the natural atmospheric CO2 concentration to human historical evolution

Date: 14 October 2019
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Baker Hall 129, Conference Room 
Speaker: Dr. David Archer
Topic: Near miss: The importance of the natural atmospheric CO2 concentration to human historical evolution

Abstract: When fossil fuel energy was discovered, the timing and intensity of the resulting climate impacts depended on what the …

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9 September – Is your grid ready? The convergence of renewables, energy storage, and electric vehicles!

Date: 9 September 2019
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129, Conference Room 
Speaker: Dr. Jud Virden
Topic: Is your grid ready? The convergence of renewables, energy storage, and electric vehicles!

Abstract: The grid of the future will be expected to be reliable and resilient while delivering affordable electricity to all …

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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…