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Inaugural Sustainability Institute energy symposium: Energy Transition and Decarbonization

The Sustainability Institute invites you to its inaugural energy symposium: Energy Transition and Decarbonization. Join us as we explore the monumental challenges in the needed energy transition, interdisciplinary research at Ohio State to advance sustainability energy, and steps the university is taking to address climate change.

Register for the Energy Transition & Decarbonization Symposium.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Agenda (please check back for updates)

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1-5 p.m.

1:00 p.m.   Welcome

1:05 p.m.   Introduction and Energy Sustainability

1:20 p.m.   Keynote: Robert Socolow, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Princeton University

2:20 p.m.  Break

2:30 p.m.  What Does It Mean to Go Renewable?

3:15 p.m.  Break

3:25 p.m.  What Does It Mean to Go Negative?

4:10 p.m.  Power To, For and From the People

4:55 p.m.  Wrap-up of Day One

Thursday, Feb. 11, 1-5 p.m.

1:00 p.m.  Recap of Day One and Kickoff Day Two

1:10 p.m.  Keynote: Scott W. Tinker, Ph.D., Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, and Professor, University of Texas at Austin

2:10 p.m.  Break

2:20 p.m.  Built Environment and Going from Here to There

3:05 p.m.  Break

3:15 p.m.  Keynote: Michael E. Webber, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Technology Officer, ENGIE

4:00 p.m.  What is Ohio State Doing and How Can We Do More?

4:45 p.m.   SI Symposium Summary and What’s Next

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Kathy Jackson at 614-688-1177 or Advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for the university to arrange.

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