This course will consist of talks given by leaders in policy and energy systems engineering discussing cutting-edge technologies and critical barriers in their disciplines. Speakers range from research and business leaders to policy makers. The aim of the seminar series is to provide a look inside the various levels of challenges faced when developing and implementing new energy technologies. Students will hear industrial, governmental, and research perspectives on promising technologies and policies that may shape both our energy portfolio and its environmental consequences in the decades to come. One of the main themes of the series is the need to create sustainable energy systems, and the speakers will offer their own perspectives on how policy and technology can be effective in doing so. Lastly, to facilitate student thinking and participation, a portion of each lecture will be devoted to discussion.
Graduate student or permission of the instructor.