Seminar: Strategic electrification: Impacts and Approaches to Meeting Decarbonization Goals in the Northeastern States

Seminar: Strategic electrification: Impacts and Approaches to Meeting Decarbonization Goals in the Northeastern States

Seminar Abstract 

Electrification will be a key component to deep decarbonization, along with efficiency and low-carbon energy supplies. This presentation will review the key technologies for strategic electrification of buildings and transportation, assess the state of markets for these technologies and the necessary pace of market transformation required to meet decarbonization goals, and address the impacts this electrification would have on the electric grid and utilities. The primary focus will be on northeastern states, with stops elsewhere to illustrate differences and similarities. Dr. Hopkins will also discuss how states are developing policies, including changing how utilities are regulated, in order to advance electrification and decarbonization.
 

Seminar Speaker(s) 

Asa Hopkins
Principal Associate, Synapse Energy Economics

Dr. Asa Hopkins is a Principal Associate at Synapse Energy Economics, where he works on energy policy and planning, utility regulation, and mitigating climate change for a wide range of public sector and public interest clients. Prior to Synapse, he was the Director of Energy Policy and Planning for the State of Vermont. He came to Vermont from U.S. DOE, where he helped to run the first Quadrennial Technology Review as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow. He did his postdoctoral work at LBL in the appliance standards group, and earned his Ph.D. in physics from Caltech.

Date 

Aug 16, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location 

90-4133