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A Discussion about the State of Climate Science | 2021-10-20 | 10-250

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:30PM - 5:00PM ET
A Discussion about the State of Climate Science

Location: MIT 10-250 (map link)

Kerry Emanuel (MIT)
Steven Koonin (NYU)

Moderated by: John M. Deutch (MIT)

CEEPR is sponsoring a discussion between Professor Steven Koonin, of NYU, who recently published a book entitled Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters, and Professor Kerry Emanuel of MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences who has published a book, Climate Science and Climate Risk: A Primer.  
Professor Koonin and Professor Emanuel will each speak for twenty minutes followed by a discussion between the two speakers moderated by John Deutch, MIT Institute Professor Emeritus.  For the final twenty minutes, Professor Deutch will direct questions raised by members of the audience to the two speakers.
This is an MIT-Community event, and only MIT faculty, staff, students, and MIT affiliates are welcome to attend. The venue location is large and would allow for attendees to spread out and seat themselves with ample physical distance between each other.
All MIT COVID-19 rules will be in place, and masks will be required to enter the room. Please register in advance to adhere to MIT’s in-person Event Policies and follow all instructions in the subsequent confirmation emails regarding Tim Ticket distribution and QR access codes. If possible, please plan on arriving at the lecture hall 10-15 minutes early, in order to be scanned into the room in a timely and orderly manner.
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A Sector in Transition: Transportation in the 21st Century | 2018-01-23 | Baker Institute, Rice University



Welcome and Introductions by Kenneth B Medlock III, Ph.D., Baker Institute at Rice University  
Opening Keynote by Andrew Slaughter, Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions Document
Three Changes That Will Decarbonize Transportation: Or Not So Fast... by Christopher R. Knittel, CEEPR at MIT Document / Video
Technology, Big Data, and the Future of Transportation by Antonio M. Bento, University of Southern California Document / Video
Accelerating the Texas Economy at High Speed by Michael Moore, Texas Central Partners Document  
Luncheon Keynote: Texas Transportation Innovation by Darran Anderson, Texas Dept. of Transportation Document  


Transatlantic Perspectives on Energy Storage: Technology, Policy, and Finance | 2016-10-21 | Samberg Conference Center


Agenda Document
Speaker and Moderator Bios Document


Session 1

Technology: Energy Storage as a Key Enabler of a New Electrification Wave Video
Yet-Ming Chiang, MIT  Document
Marcus Müller, TUM   Document
Michael Aziz, Harvard University  Document
Stefan Andreas Meyer, Kreisel Electric  Document


Session 2

Business Roundtable: Perspectives of Industry Incumbents and Disruptors Video
Kristin Brief, Ambri Document
Sandeep Dudhwewala, National Grid Document
Archan Padmanabhan, Tesla Motors  


Session 3

Economics: Making Energy Storage Profitable
Link to Recording: 
David Wozabal, TUM  Document
Jesse Jenkins, MIT  Document
Thomas Greve, University of Cambridge  Document
Ted Loch-Temzelides, Rice University  Document


Session 4

Policy Roundtable: Market Design for Energy Storage and Hybrid Systems Video
Jason Burwen, Energy Storage Association Document
Christopher Parent, ISO New England  Document
Stephen Pike, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center  Document
Helena Teschner, Bundesverband Energiespeicher e.V.  Document


Judith F. Judson, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Document /  Video





The Paris Climate Summit: Prospects for a Global Agreement | 2015-11-05 | MIT E51-325

In a few short weeks, the international community will converge in Paris for the 21st installment of the annual United Nations climate summit (COP21). Charged with elaborating an architecture for international climate cooperation beyond 2020, negotiators are expected to conclude an ambitious work stream that has spanned several years and faced countless diplomatic challenges. What can we realistically expect from the Paris climate summit, and what are the positions of some of the most influential actors going into the negotiations?

Please join leading authorities on international climate policy for a timely discussion of the prospects for COP21.

Professor Michael Grubb
University College London
Professor Henry D. Jacoby
MIT Sloan School of Management
Professor Valerie J. Karplus
MIT Sloan School of Management

Moderated by:
Michael Mehling
MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research

A video of this event can be viewed on our YouTube channel or at this link.


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