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Transforming the Power Sector in America’s Zero-Carbon Action Plan
October 28, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm MDT
THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS NETWORK USA (SDSN USA) WEBINAR
TRANSFORMING THE POWER SECTOR IN
AMERICA’S ZERO-CARBON ACTION PLAN
Topic: Transforming the Power Sector in America’s Zero-Carbon Action Plan
SPEAKER: pAYNE iNSTITUTE aDVISORY BOARD MEMBER dAVID VICTOR AND Morgan Bazilian, Director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy
Hosted by: Sustainable Development Solutions Network USA (SDSN USA)
Time: wednesday, October 28, 2020 – 2:30pm – 3:30pm MT
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Please join the Sustainable Development Solutions Network USA (SDSN USA), as they welcome Payne Institute Advisory Board Member David Victor and Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian presenting at webinar titled Transforming the Power Sector in America’s Zero-Carbon Action Plan on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 2:30pm – 3:30pm (MT).
Climate change represents a profound policy challenge to America and the world – requiring a response at a sweeping scale and with unprecedented speed centered on remaking the energy foundations of our society. The move to a clean and renewable energy future must be advanced at the same time America works to recover from the most serious pandemic in a century and the parallel economic collapse triggered by Covid-19.
In response to this challenge, the USA Network of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has produced America’s Zero-Carbon Action Plan (ZCAP), a comprehensive policy report that presents a strategic plan to create a carbon-neutral economy for the United States by 2050, anchored in key findings from a previous SDSN report, Achieving Carbon Neutrality in the United States. The ZCAP was designed by a cohort of more than 100 researchers and 19 Chairs who make up the Zero Carbon Consortium, who are experts in their fields of climate change policy; clean energy pathways modeling; industrial policy high-employment green economies; legislative and regulatory policy; electricity (power) generation; transportation; industry; buildings; sustainable land-use; and sustainable materials management.
This webinar will focus on Chapter 5.1 of the ZCAP report: Accelerating Deep Decarbonization in the U.S. Power Sector. The authors and contributors will speak on the following.
4:30 – 4:35: Introduction to ZCAP and Power Chapter
4:35 – 4:45: Decarbonization of Supply
4:45 – 4:55: Demand for Electricity
4:55 – 5:05: Evolution in Grid Topology
5:05 – 5:15: Policies & Markets
5:15 – 5:30: Q&A