Why is transforming the energy infrastructure to renewables different from, or the same as, other global challenges such as addressing overpopulation, poverty, and sanitation?
- The industrial age developed on fossil fuels over a period of more than 100 years. Is it realistic to think we can transform that energy infrastructure in only 10 to 20 years?
- Other grand challenges, such as alleviating poverty or providing sanitation to the world’s population, have not succeeded over a longer period of many decades.
- Therefore, is solving the energy-climate nexus different or the same as addressing other needed global changes?
Learn about the new Consortium for Integrated Energy Systems (CIES) mission, meet the new CIES-focused faculty, and discuss technical and social challenges related to our rapidly changing energy infrastructure while providing fair and equitable solutions for a global community. Each online hour-long session will start with a 10-minute presentation followed by an open-format discussion to gather insight into challenges and opportunities for creating change in our energy infrastructure.