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MIT Climate Action Symposium: Decarbonizing the Electricity Sector, Part 4

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The third of MIT’s six Climate Action Symposia, Decarbonizing the Electricity Sector, was held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Topics included:

  • 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.

In Part 4, Symposium Chair Paul Joskow moderates a panel on "advances in fission and fusion," with Harlan Bowers, Jacopo Buongiorno, Earl Marmar, and Anne White.

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.