Symposium - Beyond Electricity

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 08:00 am to 04:00 pm
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 08:00 to 16:00
Climate change and the 75% problem. Exploring pathways for deep decarbonization in the U.S.

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Low- and zero-carbon technology and policy options exist to decarbonize the electricity sector, but fewer obvious solutions are available for other sectors, which account for about 75% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

This one-day symposium will examine possible technology and policy options as well as challenges in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in difficult-to-decarbonize sectors such as industry, transportation and agriculture.

Moreover, the symposium aims to break down traditional sectoral silos, presenting a unique forum for participants to interact with experts from multiple disciplines.

This event is being presented by the Science and Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) Energy and Climate Affinity Group, with additional support from the following STPF Affinity Groups: AgriNuts, Biofuels, and Water.


7:30 a.m.

Registration (coffee and tea provided)

8:00 a.m.


8:10 a.m.

Keynote Address

·         Professor Joseph Hezir, Energy Futures Initiative

9:00 a.m.


9:10 a.m.

Concurrent Panels I

·         Agriculture

·         Buildings

·         Solar Radiation Management

10:30 a.m.


10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Panels II

·         Natural Resource

·         Transportation

12:05 p.m.


12:50 p.m.

Morning Summary

1:10 p.m.

Keynote Address

·         Jacqueline Patterson, NAACP

2:00 p.m.


2:10 p.m.

Concurrent Panels III

·         Carbon Dioxide Removal

·         Industrial Production

3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Summary and Discussion

4:00 p.m.


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