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Deployment of Deep Decarbonization Technologies Workshop

Dates and Times:

July 22-23, 2019
Lecture Room
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20418


What does it take to scale deep decarbonization technologies and processes? How do we maintain a downward trajectory in CO2 emissions to meet ambitious reduction goals? Launching the new Deep Decarbonization Initiative, this workshop explored the challenges and opportunities for deploying and scaling up technologies involved in U.S. deep decarbonization. Deep decarbonization in this context is reaching 80% or greater reduction in carbon emissions by mid-century. Speakers explored issues for deep decarbonization of the U.S. economy through a focus on several key sectors such as electricity, transportation, food production, and heavy industry. The role of negative emissions technologies also were considered. The discussions included technology development, deployment, and scale-up; policy drivers, financing, and economics; and societal and the political economy implications. Recordings and presentations will be available shortly.


Agenda and Workshop Resources


Workshop Agenda (PDF)

Webcast Videos


SESSION 1 – Emissions Reduction Targets and Timing


Welcome and Workshop Objectives (Video)

K. John Holmes, National Academies Board on Energy & Environmental Systems


Modeling Results to Meet Climate Goals (Video)

Moderator: Kelly Sims Gallagher, Tufts University 
Leon Clarke, University of Maryland (Slides)
James Williams, University of San Francisco (Slides)
Varun Rai, University of Texas (Slides)

SESSION 2 - Sector Studies of Deploying Decarbonization Technologies at Scale


Low Carbon Electricity Generation (Video)

Moderator: Eric Larson, Princeton University
Mark Ahlstrom, NextEra Energy Resources & NextEra Analytics (Slides)
Abe Silverman, New Jersey State Board of Public Utilities (Slides)
Adam Goff, 8 Rivers 


Corporate Value Chain (Video)

Moderator: Sara Law, CDP North America (Slides)
Ashley McKeon, Cargill (Slides)
Ashley Allen, Mars Corporation (Slides)
Christina Owens, Danone (Slides)


Heavy Industry Decarbonization (Video)

Moderator: José Santiesteban, ExxonMobil
Tahmid Mizan, ExxonMobil (Slides)
Adam Rauwerdink, Boston Metal (Slides)
Cathy Tway, Johnson Matthey 


Low Carbon Vehicles (Video)

Moderator: Carla Bailo, Center for Automotive Research
Reinhard Fischer, Volkswagen 
Max Parness, Toyota Motor North America (Slides)
Denise Gray, LG Chem (Slides)


SESSION 3 – Imagine a Future


The Role of Carbon Dioxide Removal in Deep Decarbonization (Video)

Moderator: Giana Amador, Carbon180 
Jennifer Wilcox, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Slides)
Steve Hamburg, Environmental Defense Fund (Slides


SESSION 4 – Looking Across Sectors at Societal and Policy Issues


Societal Transformation Pathways (Video)

Moderator: Clark Miller, Arizona State University (Slides)
Nancy Sutley, LA Department of Water and Power (Slides)
Emily Schapira, Philadelphia Energy Authority (Slides)
Julia Haggerty, Montana State University (Slides)


Policy Drivers (Video)

Moderator: K. John Holmes, National Academies Board on Energy & Environmental Systems
Ryan Costello, Americans for Carbon Dividends
Michael Gerrard, Columbia University (Slides)
Kelly Sims Gallagher, Tufts University (Slides)


Workshop Planning Committee


Kelly Sims Gallagher, Chair
Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy
Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School
Tufts University

Eric D. Larson
Senior Research Engineer in the Energy Systems Analysis Group
Adlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Princeton University
Ashley Allen
Senior Manager, Climate and Land
Mars Corporation
Clark A. Miller
Professor and Director of the Center for Energy and Society
Arizona State University
Leon Clarke
Research Director
Center for Global Sustainability
University of Maryland

José G. Santiesteban (NAE)
Strategy Manager
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Member Bios Available (PDF)