Seminars

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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, …

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24 May – The Editorial Process at Nature Research

Date: 24 May 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Singleton Room
Speaker: Jenn Richler
Topic: The Editorial Process at Nature Research

Abstract: In this presentation I will introduce the Nature Research portfolio of journals (that includes Nature Climate Change, and Nature Energy), and explain the editorial process from initial submission …

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7 May – Fingerprinting the Climate System

Date: 7 May 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Ben Santer
Topic: Fingerprinting the Climate System

Abstract: Fingerprint research seeks to improve understanding of the nature and  causes of climate change. The basic strategy is to search for  model-predicted patterns of climate change (“fingerprints”) in observed climate …

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23 April – Staging Markets: The Local Politics of Emissions Trading in China

Date: 23 April 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Iza Ding
Topic: Staging Markets: The Local Politics of Emissions Trading in China

 

Abstract: Why did the Chinese government, operating in a quasi-market economy, embrace cap-and-trade? How do localities respond to central advocacy of cap-and-trade, and what …

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9 April – Setting a Trillion Dollar Policy Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities for Resilient Infrastructure Design and Finance

Date: 9 April 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Shalini Vajjhala
Topic: Setting a Trillion Dollar Policy Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities for Resilient Infrastructure Design and Finance

Abstract: Infrastructure investment has been a focus of national debates for the past several years. Although calls for increased funding …

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2 April – Carbon Capture and Reliable Storage

Date: 2 April 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Jennifer Wilcox
Topic: Carbon Capture and Reliable Storage

Abstract: The scale by which CO2 must be mitigated worldwide dwarfs the existing chemical industry, making utilization of CO2 as a chemical feedstock a minor component of the …

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26 March – Bringing EPP to Capitol Hill

Date: 26 March 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Long Lam and Shuchi Talati
Topic: Bringing EPP to Capitol Hill

Abstract: In this discussion-based presentation, we will first provide a brief overview of the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program in both the executive and legislative …

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5 March – Simple idealized models to understand basic properties of complex energy and economic systems

Date: 5 March 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Ken Caldeira
Topic: Simple idealized models to understand basic properties of complex energy and economic systems

Abstract: Models can range along a spectrum ranging from very realistic to highly idealized. Very realistic models have the advantage of fidelity …