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Symposium: Energy for a Carbon-Constrained World

Symposium: Energy for a Carbon-Constrained World

Date: April 3, 2017

Time: 7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Maeder Hall, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

“Symposium: Energy for a Carbon-Constrained World” will be held on April 3 in honor of Robert H. Williams, senior research scientist and head of the Energy Systems Analysis Group at Princeton University’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, on the occasion of his retirement from Princeton. The event is sponsored by the Andlinger Center, the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged.

To register for the event, please click here.


7:45 a.m. Continental breakfast

8:15 a.m. Welcome and introductions

  • Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University
  • Eric D. Larson, Senior Research Engineer, Energy Systems Analysis Group, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University

8:30 a.m. Integrated approaches to mitigation of climate change and other sustainability concerns

  • Thomas B. Johansson, Professor Emeritus, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University, Sweden
  • Zheng Li, Professor and Dean, Thermal Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, China

9:20 a.m. The future of energy efficiency and renewables

  • Howard Geller, Executive Director, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, Boulder, Colorado
  • Sam Baldwin, Chief Science Officer, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington D.C.

10:05 a.m. Break

10:25 a.m. Fossil fuels in a carbon-constrained world

  •  Michael Celia, Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director for the Program in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources, Princeton University
  •  Stefano Consonni, Professor of Energy Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  •  Vello Kuuskraa, President of Advanced Resources International, Inc., Arlington, Virginia

11:40 a.m. The future of nuclear power

  •  Frank von Hippel, Professor of Public and International Affairs Emeritus and Senior Research Physicist, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

12:05 p.m. Lunch (pre-register by March 17)

1:30 p.m. The future of transportation

  •  Joan Ogden, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Director of the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathway Program, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis

1:55 p.m. Rapid switch

  •  Chris Greig, Professor and Director of the UQ Energy Initiative and the Dow Center for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, University of Queensland, Australia

2:20 p.m. Integrating intermittent renewable electricity and CO2 capture and storage in low-carbon electricity futures

  •  Wim Turkenburg, Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and Society, Utrecht University, The Netherlands: “Meeting Paris goals for electricity in Europe”
  •  Robert H. Williams, Senior Research Scientist, Energy Systems Analysis Group, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University: “Novel approaches to linking IRE and CCS technologies”

3:10 p.m. Break

3:40 p.m. Panel on carbon mitigation policy for energy

  • Robert H. Socolow, Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (chair)
  • John Holdren, Professor, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and former Science Advisor to the President of the United States
  • Brad Crabtree, Vice President, Fossil Energy, Great Plains Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Richard Duke, former Special Assistant to the President of the United States
  • Jose Goldemberg, President, Fundação de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil – invited
  • David Hawkins, Director, Climate Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, D.C.
  • Ottmar Edenhofer, Professor of the Economics of Climate Change, Berlin Institute of Technology, and Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

5:30 p.m. Close