Public Symposium: Energy for a Carbon-Constrained World

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Maeder Hall, Andlinger Center

Princeton University

86 Olden Street

Princeton, NJ 08540

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A free public symposium in honor of Robert H. Williams, Senior Research Scientist and head of the Andlinger Center's Energy Systems Analysis Group, on the occasion of his retirement from Princeton University. The event is sponsored by Princeton's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, the Princeton Environmental Institute, and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

For additional details please visit the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment website.

Parking: There is 10-hour metered street parking along Prospect and Olden streets near ACEE. Abundant free parking is available in University Lot 21 (near Jadwin Gym). See map. Walk 12-minutes to ACEE, or take free East Commuter line shuttle bus and get off at the Friend Center stop. Directions to Lot 21: Traveling on Washington Road (Co. Rd 571) from US Hwy 1 toward Princeton, turn right on Faculty Road immediately after crossing Lake Carnegie. Go 4/10 mile, turn left on FitzRandolph Road, and then take first left into Lot 21.


7:45 Continental breakfast

8:15 Welcome and introductions

  • Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo, Princeton University
  • Eric D. Larson, Princeton University

8:30 Carbon mitigation in the context of sustainable development

  • Thomas B. Johansson, Lund University, Sweden

8:55 The past, present, and future of energy efficiency

  • Howard Geller, Executive Director, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

9:20 The future of renewable energy: challenges and opportunities

  • Sam Baldwin, Chief Science Officer, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

9:45 Break

10:10 Fossil fuels in a carbon constrained world

  • Michael Celia, Princeton University
  • Stefano Consonni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Vello Kuuskraa, Advanced Resources International

11:25 Nuclear power: trapped in a safety quagmire

  • Frank von Hippel, Princeton University

11:50 Lunch (registration required)

1:20 Charting a transition to sustainable transportation

  • Joan Ogden, University of California - Davis

1:45 Overcoming commercial challenges for deployment of large-scale low-carbon energy systems

  • Chris Greig, University of Queensland, Australia

2:05 Grid integration of intermittent renewables and CO2 capture and storage

  • Wim Turkenburg, Utrecht University, The Netherlands: “Meeting Paris goals for electricity in Europe”
  • Robert H. Williams, Princeton University: “Novel approaches to linking IRE and CCS technologies”

2:55 Break

3:30 Panel discussion: are U.S. policy advances to mitigate climate change possible in the Trump era?

  • Robert H. Socolow, Princeton University (chair)
  • John Holdren – Harvard University, and former Science Advisor to the President of the United States
  • Brad Crabtree, Great Plains Institute
  • Richard Duke, former Special Assistant to the President of the United States
  • Jose Goldemberg, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (in absentia)
  • David Hawkins, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Ottmar Edenhofer, Potsdam Institute, Germany
  • Henry Kelly, University of Michigan

5:30 Close

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Princeton University

86 Olden Street

Princeton, NJ 08540

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