MIT Climate Symposium: Decarbonizing the Electricity Sector

December 04, 2019,
3:00pm - 6:00pm

Technology advances, building and transportation sector electrification, innovation opportunities


2019-2020 MIT Climate Action Symposia Series

The Climate Action Symposia series aims to advance our community’s understanding and expand our capacity to generate solutions for the urgent global challenge of climate change. Over the 2019-2020 academic year, the six symposia examine the current state of climate science and policy, as well as pathways for decarbonization of the global economy. We will also look at how universities can and should contribute solutions, including MIT’s efforts under our Plan for Action on Climate Change.

The third of MIT's six Climate Action Symposia, Decarbonizing the Electricity Sector, will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Topics will include:

  • developments in solar energy, energy storage, and nuclear energy;

  • electrification in the building and transportation sectors; and

  • innovation opportunities for zero-carbon electricity technologies in the coming decades.

This symposium will discuss the attributes, system impacts, adoption prospects, and innovation opportunities for zero carbon emission technologies in the electricity sector over the next thirty years. It will discuss developments in solar energy, energy storage, and nuclear energy. On the demand side it will focus on electrifying vehicles. Both developed and developing country issues will be covered.

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