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Highlight Seminar Series: Sally Benson, Stanford University

Date: April 18, 2019

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location: Maeder Hall, 86 Olden Street, Princeton, N.J. 08540

Professor Sally Benson, of Stanford University, spoke on “Energy Systems Integration for Deep Decarbonization” as part of the 2018/2019 Highlight Seminar Series.

What does it take to reduce global carbon emissions while meeting the world’s increasing energy demands? Sally Benson, professor and co-director of Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy, will discuss how integrating low carbon electricity production with heating and transportation can dramatically reduce CO2 emissions in a cost-effective way.

Sally M. Benson, who joined Stanford University in 2007, is the co-director of Stanford’s Precourt Institute. A Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences; she studies technologies and pathways to reducing greenhouse gas emissions including geologic storage of CO2 in deep underground formations and energy systems analysis for a low-carbon future.

Prior to joining Stanford, Benson was Division Director for Earth Sciences, Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences and Deputy Director at LBNL.

Professor Benson serves on the Board of Directors for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Climate Central. Currently she also serves on the Advisory Boards for Argonne National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative, Princeton’s Andlinger Center, Japan’s Initiative for the Cool Earth Forum, and the Lahore University of Management Science in Pakistan. Over the past several years, she participated in a number of National Academy of Sciences, Secretary of Energy, and National Petroleum Council research needs assessments related to carbon management. She also is on the Editorial Board for Energy and Environmental Sciences.

The 2018/2019 Highlight Seminars Series are held on Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Maeder Hall at the Andlinger Center. Lunch is served at 12:00 noon in the auditorium lobby of Maeder Hall.


How do we integrate all of these services?

Historically, electricity, cooling, heating, and transportation fuel have been separate services. How do we integrate all of these going forward while reducing global carbon emissions and meeting the world’s increasing energy demands?