Workshop

Getting Near Zero - Decarbonizing the Last 20%

calendar
Jul 31st, 2016 - Aug 5th, 2016
location
Aspen
Energy

The purpose of this meeting is to assess the feasibility of decarbonizing the last, and most difficult-to-eliminate, portion of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. The meeting will focus on the technical feasibility of economically achieving near-zero emissions from the energy sector. Challenges to eliminating these last emissions include (1) exploiting and integrating intermittent electricity resources to achieve high reliability via supply- and demand-based strategies, (2) decarbonizing transportation sectors not amenable to electrification (long-distance trucking, aviation, shipping, etc.), (3) decarbonizing heavy industries such as steel or cement manufacture, (4) possible scale up of nuclear and CCS, and/or (5) carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere.

Funding Partners

Coral Reefs and Ocean Acidification: Effects of an Unsustainable Energy System

Presented By Ken Caldeira
Date August 2, 2016

Agenda

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Day 1August 1, 2016

11:00 am Part I: System Level Analyses for the First 80% and Gaps for the Last 20%

11:30 am Widespread Wind/Solar Electricity (80% Renewables for CONUS) Presented by Doug Arent

4:00 pm Part II: Storage — Batteries, CAES, and Pumped Hydro

4:15 pm Capacity and Technical Challenges for Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) Presented by Eric Ingersoll

Organizers

Ken Caldeira

Carnegie Institution for Science
Climate Scientist
starEvent Co-Chair

Steve Davis

University of California, Irvine
Professor of Earth System Science
starEvent Co-Chair

Nathan Lewis

California Institute of Technology
George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry
starEvent Co-Chair

Attendees

Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC®
Director of Strategy
Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis
Executive Director
Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Executive Director
Carnegie Mellon University
Associate Professor
Stanford University
Professor and Director
Colorado State University
Associate Professor
University of California, Irvine
Associate Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Colorado, Boulder
Research Scientist
Clean Air Task Force
Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Managing Director
Pacific Norhtwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Laboratory Fellow
Imperial College London
Professor in Clean Energy
Carnegie Science
Director
Holy Cross Energy
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Manager – Power Systems Design and Studies
New York University
Professor of Physics
General Compression
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Carnegie Mellon University
Professor
Arizona State University
Professor
Dartmouth College
Professor
University of Miami
Professor
Stanford University
Research Director, Climate and Energy Policy Program
University of California, Davis
Professor
University of California, Berkeley
Professor
Carnegie Institution for Science
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Carnegie Institution for Science
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of California, Davis
Professor & Director
Stanford University
Executive Director
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Associate Professor of Energy Studies
Duke University
Research Scientist