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 1, Symposium Chair Paul Joskow introduces the event.
In Part 2, Symposium Chair Jessika Trancik moderates a panel on "variable renewable energy developments and challenges," with panelists Moungi Bawendi and Vladimir Bulović.
In Part 3, Trancik moderates a panel on "energy storage," with panelists Fikile R. Brushett, Yet-Ming Chiang, David Danielson, and Yang Shao-Horn.
In Part 4, Joskow moderates a panel on "advances in fission and fusion," with Harlan Bowers, Jacopo Buongiorno, Earl Marmar, and Anne White.
In Part 5, Trancik moderates a panel on "electric vehicles: market analysis with variable renewable energy at scale" with David R. Keith, Christopher Knittel, and Chelsea Sexton.
In Part 6, moderator Robert Stoner leads a panel on "expanding access to electricity in a carbon-constrained world," with Kate Steel and Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga.
In Part 7, Symposium Chair Jessika Trancik concludes the symposium on Decarbonizing the Electricity Sector.