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Energy Resources and Environment Events

The Energy Transition: Approaches and Lessons

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PANEL 1: THE TRANSITION GLOBALLY

What is right energy-climate policy for deep de-carbonization, how do we address different sectors, and what is the role of fossil fuels in a transition?  

PANEL 2: THE TRANSITION IN THE US

What are the policy approaches to achieve an effective and just transition and how can competing visions be reconciled? What lessons globally can be applied to the US?

An alumni reception will follow...

Chasing Smoke: changing the cooking biomass flow in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

More than 2/5 of the worldwide wood harvest is for firewood and charcoal for the ‘wealthy poor’; the ‘poor’ harvest dung, twigs, and tires. The resulting biomass flow has disastrous health, ecological, and global climate impact. 

Mitigation efforts via improved cookstoves have often “gone up in smoke.” This can be attributed to the quality of the technology, cost and other factors affecting technology “uptake” including household dynamics, the prevalence of...