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Panel 3: Clean, Green or In-between: Competing visions of a decarbonized economy

The most recent IPCC report suggests that immediate action is necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimize the impacts of climate change. What remains unclear is the path towards achieving this goal. Can the electric grid be comprised of 100% renewable energy sources or will other clean energy sources be needed for this transition? This panel will discuss which energy technologies are vital for this transition as the penetration of intermittent renewables continues to increase. The panel will also discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with rapidly scaling up new emerging technologies such as battery storage, small modular reactors and carbon capture and storage.

Asher Price, Energy Reporter, Austin American-Statesman (Moderator)
David Petti, Director of the Nuclear Fuels and Materials Division – Idaho National Laboratory
Mike Jacobs, Senior Energy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists
Vanessa Nunez-Lopez, Research Scientist, Gulf Coast Carbon Center & Bureau of Economic Geology, UT Austin

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center (UTX)
2110 SAN JACINTO BLVD , Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Academics, Business & Economy, Policy & Law, Science & Tech

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, General Public



free to UT students, faculty and staff but registration is required



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