Seminars

By November 29, 2021 Read More →

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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17 March — Powering Decarbonization: Strategies to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions in the Electric Sector and Beyond

Date: 17 March 2021
Time: 12:00pm EST
Location: via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. John Bistline
Topic: Powering Decarbonization: Strategies to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions in the Electric Sector and Beyond

Abstract: Many stakeholders—including cities and states, utilities and large corporations, and now federal policymakers—are setting targets for deep reductions in greenhouse gas …