EPRI Energy and Climate Research Seminar

EPRI's longstanding annual Energy and Climate Research Seminar was first convened by Richard Richels in 1996. It provides an opportunity for decision makers and stakeholders interested in the latest in energy and environmental research to discuss key issues and policy drivers as well as their implications for the utility industry. This event is supported by EPRI’s Program 201 on Energy, Environmental, and Climate Policy Analysis.

2019 EPRI Energy and Climate Research Seminar

EPRI’s 22nd Energy and Climate Research Seminar was held on May 16 and 17 at the Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The event featured keynote remarks from DOE EERE Chief of Staff Alex Fitzsimmons; Ana Unruh-Cohen of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on “Developing Congressional Climate and Energy Policy: more than just the Green New Deal”; former RFF President Phil Sharp on “Changing Climate Politics in Washington”; and a discussion with Tom Wigley, Richard Richels, and Jae Edmonds moderated by political scientist David Victor, with reflections on their 1996 Nature paper on global climate pathways. Additional topics included:

  • Perspectives on the latest climate science and impacts understanding, featuring the US National Climate Assessment and resiliency within the power sector;
  • Public sector, industry, and thought leaders’ perspectives on emerging energy and climate policies;
  • Key technology trends, including insights from new research on deep decarbonization pathways.
Energy and Climate Group Photo Clockwise, pictured in photos (L-R): 1) David Victor, Jae Edmonds, Richard Richels, Tom Wigley; 2) EPRI Energy & Environmental Analysis team; 3) David Hunter, Ana Unruh-Cohen, Noah Kaufman, Karen Palmer, Brian Flannery; 4) Delavane Diaz, Yoon Kim, Brenda Brickhouse, Judsen Bruzgul; 5) Phil Sharp.

May 2020 Seminar details
The next Energy and Climate Research Seminar will be held in May 2020 in Washington, D.C.

Who Should Attend
The target audience includes representatives of industry, government, academia, and non-governmental organizations interested in energy and climate issues.

For more information please contact
Delavane Diaz, Principal Technical Leader, Energy & Environmental Analysis ddiaz@epri.com


Name Author Size
Agenda EPRI 744 KB
Speaker Bios EPRI 850 KB
Decarbonization and Beyond Anda Ray, EPRI 4.4 MB
Deep Decarbonization Initiative David Victor, UCSD 1.7 MB
History of WRE and Paris Agreement Tom Wigley, Univ. of Adelaide 313 KB
Is it time yet? Richard Richels, EPRI (emeritus) 619 KB
Article 6: Paris' Flexibility Mechanism Jae Edmonds, PNNL 990 KB
Engaging with Recent Scientific Assessments: Insights and Lessons Learned Delavane Diaz, EPRI 863 KB
Value of Technology John Bistline, EPRI 1.7 MB
Capturing Leadership Whitney Herndon, Rhodium 559 KB
Negative Emissions Technologies Research Agenda Chris Jones, Georgia Tech 2 MB
How Solar Energy Became Cheap Greg Nemet, Wisconsin 2.7 MB
Transport: from Disruption to Decarbonization David McCollum, EPRI 967 KB
Transport Decarbonization Drew Kodjak, ICCT 773 KB
Promoting Plug-in Electric Vehicles David Greene, Tennessee 1.6 MB
Prospects of All-Electric Aircraft Andreas Schäfer, Univ. College London 2.7 MB
Impacts of a Federal Carbon Tax Noah Kaufman, Columbia 879 KB
From Paris to Honolulu Karen Palmer, RFF 1.7 MB
Policy Outlook and International Process Brian Flannery, RFF 476 KB
Company Planning and Greenhouse Gas Strategy Steven Rose, EPRI 1.7 MB
DTE GHG Strategy and Planning Greg Ryan, DTE Energy 1.2 MB
SRP GHG Strategy and Planning Marc Campbell, Salt River Project 1.4 MB
Climate Impacts and Resilience in the Power System Delavane Diaz, EPRI 770 KB