Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The latest in the CARB lecture series...
“Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States”.
Jim Williams, Ph.D.
Energy and Environmental Economics (E3)
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 1:30 pm, PDT (WEBCAST)
Sierra Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, Cal/EPA Building
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California
Is it possible to deeply reduce carbon emissions in the United
States while maintaining a vigorous economy?
Dr. Jim Williams will present results from a recent study by
Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
that assesses the technical and economic feasibility of reducing
US greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. It is
based on detailed sector by sector, region by region, year by
year analysis of the infrastructure changes, technology
requirements, and costs of a low carbon transition. The work was
sponsored by the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, an
international collaboration of research teams from the 15 largest
GHG emitting nations, who are developing long-term scenarios for
decarbonization in their own countries.
This project aims to bring momentum to the climate dialogue by
providing decision makers a more concrete understanding of what
limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius would mean for their
countries, states, and businesses. In parallel with the US
analysis, Dr. Williams and the E3 team used a similar modeling
framework to evaluate options for 2030 GHG emission targets for
California. For more go to the announcement at:
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