EPRI Energy and Climate Change Research Seminar

EPRI's seminars communicate the latest global climate research findings of interest to the electricity industry and other organizations concerned with energy/environmental issues.

Event Details

Scheduled: 19th Annual Seminar, May 13-14, 2014

Location:
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

EPRI Planner:
Tammi Clark: tclark@epri.com; 202-293-6182

Program Contacts:
Francisco de la Chesnaye; Fdelachesnaye@epri.com; 202-293-6347
Adam Diamant; ADiamant@epri.com; 510-260-9105
Victor Niemeyer; Niemeyer@epri.com; 650-855-2262

Value

Participants benefit from the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of current work directly from leading researchers. Issues are addressed from a number of perspectives, including the academic community, national laboratories, government agencies, environmental organizations, and EPRI researchers. Lunches and the evening reception offer numerous chances to interact directly with presenters and other participants.

Topics

Summary of Recent IPCC Fifth Assessment Reports (AR5):  Lead authors from the three IPCC reports covering Climate Science, Impacts, and Mitigation will provide summaries of the key insights and findings of the latest assessments.  A panel discussion will then explore implications of the IPCC assessments.

Social Cost of Carbon: The potential societal costs of climate change is a challenging task and there is much confusion on what the social cost of carbon is and how it is derived. This session will provide clarity on this concept and also ask a panel to address how useful the SCC is for evaluating climate policy

Renewable Integration and Power Plant Flexible Operations:  Increasing penetration of variable renewable power creates a variety of technical and economic challenges to the U.S. power generation fleet. This session will highlight new EPRI research on these challenges and provide some preliminary insights from modeled scenarios.

U.S. Regional Approaches to Energy Policy and CO2 Mitigation:  With the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and California moving forward with greenhouse gas policies and anticipation of EPA’s guidelines for the states on New Source Performance Standards for existing power generation units, action on climate policy will continue at the state level. This session will provide examples of different state approaches from both industry and regulator perspectives.

Who Should Attend

The seminar is open to attendance by representatives of industry, government, academia, and non-governmental organizations concerned with the issue of global climate change. The seminar will present material of interest to technical staff, managers, executives, and legislative representatives in those organizations.

Event Materials

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