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Weathering Change Webinar Series Returns:
A Roadmap for Transforming Energy to 100% Wind, Water and Solar
September 29, 2016 • 12:00 – 1:00pm EST
Mark Z. Jacobson, Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University
Moderator, Irene Boland Nielson, Climate Change Coordinator, EPA Region 2
Participants in this webinar will learn how communities and cities can help significantly to transform the energy infrastructure of the 50 United States to 100% wind, water, and solar power for all purposes. This webinar will discuss proven and simulated methods that many people are not aware of to help accomplish this goal. Participants will learn:
- Methods that include community-scale underground heat storage;
- Benefits of installing large scale offshore wind turbines: year round electricity, cost effectiveness, and resilience from extreme weather events;
- Cost, reliability, and feasibility factors.
Mark Z. Jacobson is Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering, an A.B. in Economics, and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford in 1988. He received an M.S. and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences in 1991 and 1994, respectively, from UCLA and joined the faculty at Stanford in 1994. He has published two textbooks of two editions each and 150 peer-reviewed journal articles. He received the 2005 AMS Henry G. Houghton Award and the 2013 AGU Ascent Award for his work on black carbon climate impacts and the Global Green Policy Design Award for developing state and country energy plans. He has served on an advisory committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, appeared in a TED talk, appeared on the David Letterman Show to discuss converting the world to clean energy, and cofounded The Solutions Project (www.thesolutionsproject.org).
These webinars are part of the series: Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities presented by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
To watch any past webinars, visit this page: Upcoming and Past Webinars
Resilient Vermont Conference a Success!
On May 20, 2016, vermonters joined together for the first Resilient Vermont Network conference to learn about how to deal with climate-related challenges like powerful storms and warming temperatures, all while navigating shifting economies and new policies. Center Program Manager Christa Daniels delivered a keynote lunch presentation on engaging communities for climate resilience.
Click on the image below to view the presentation.