Synopsis: The Rutgers Energy Institute hosts Karl Hausker, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute on November 17 at 10:45 a.m.The title of the talk is: A Deeper Look at Deep Decarbonization Pathways for the U.S. Economy
Start Time: Friday, November 17, 2017 10:45 AM
End Time: Friday, November 17, 2017 11:45 AM
Location: Marine Sciences Building
Address: 71 Dudley Road
Campus: George H. Cook
Room: Alampi
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Karl Hausker, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
Sponsor: Rutgers Energy Institute
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Beatrice BIrrer
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-3436
Additional Information: This event will present the results of two recent studies that analyze pathways the US could follow in the transition to a low-carbon economy. The reports, From Risk to Return: Investing in a Clean Energy Economy (sponsored by Risky Business) and the United States Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization (the US official submission to the UNFCCC, Nov. 2017) present a range of pathways that can achieve 80% reductions in CO2 emissions by 2050. These pathways involve mixtures of: electrification of the economy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, nuclear power, and carbon capture and storage. Dr. Hausker will place these recent studies in the context of the findings of other relevant studies (e.g., by the Energy Modeling Forum and by Jacobson, Delucci, et al), and explore how assumptions regarding the availability, performance, and integration of various technologies drive the energy, environmental and economic implications of the modeled pathways. Implications for energy policy and R&D portfolios will be explored.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public