Decarbonizing Electricity: The Critical Role of Firm Low-Carbon Resources
Friday, May 15, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
This webinar, hosted by the Clean Energy States Alliance, is the first 100% Clean Energy Collaborative webinar highlighting the findings and perspectives of leading states focused on achieving 100% clean energy. Jesse Jenkins, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy & Environment at Princeton University summarized research on deep decarbonization of the electricity sector and the portfolio of solutions needed to reach that goal at an affordable cost. He argues that, although wind, solar, and batteries will be star players in a 100% carbon-free electricity sector, reaching zero emissions cost-effectively will require completing the low-carbon team with one or more “firm” low-carbon resources. The presentation was followed by a Q&A with the audience.
- Jesse Jenkins, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy & Environment, Princeton University
- Warren Leon, Executive Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (moderator)