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Energy Seminar: Hal Harvey: Energy Policy Solutions

March 11, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:20pm
NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center

Free and open to all.

Event Sponsor: 
Precourt Institute for Energy
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Preventing dangerous climate change is an “area under the curve” problem, as total emissions over time must not exceed a trillion tons of carbon. The imperative, then, is focusing on strategies that offer speed and scale in carbon reduction. Ten policies, applied to 20 countries, can land us at a reasonable climate future.

This seminar by Hal Harvey will lay out the policies that can put us on the path to a low-carbon future, describe the design elements that ensure success, and apply this focus on the “four zeros” –a zero-carbon grid, zero-emissions vehicles, zero-net-energy buildings, and zero-waste manufacturing. 

Speaker Biography:

Hal Harvey is the CEO of the policy firm Energy Innovation, and recently published Designing Climate Solutions, a comprehensive guide energy policy in a carbon-constrained world. He was founder and CEO of Energy Foundation, and helped establish Energy Foundation China, the European Climate Foundation, and the Indian Sustainable Energy Foundation. Hal was appointed to panels by Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton, is a senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Paulson Institute, and received the Heinz Award for the Environment in 2016 as well as the UN Clean Air and Climate Change Award in 2018. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University.

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