Geoengineering for Climate Change is Focus of 10th Annual Rutgers Energy Institute Symposium

Geoengineering for Climate Change is Focus of 10th Annual Rutgers Energy Institute Symposium

WHAT: 10th annual symposium of the Rutgers Energy Institute

WHEN: Tuesday, May 5, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Fiber Optics Auditorium, 101 Bevier Rd., Busch Campus of Rutgers University, Piscataway, N.J.

BACKGROUND: This year’s annual energy symposium focuses on geoengineering for climate change. Featured speakers are:

  • Don DePaolo, associate laboratory director for Energy Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, discussing “A Carbon Management Research Agenda”
  • Steven Hamburg, chief scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund, discussing “Reducing Methane Emissions: Large Climate Mitigation Opportunity”
  • Oliver Morton, science writer and editor at The Economist, discussing “Anthropocene contexts for geoengineering”
  • Granger Morgan, Lord Chair Professor of Engineering, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, discussing “‘Muddling Through’ on Climate Policy is a Good Start…but Not Enough”
  • Jennifer Wilcox, assistant professor, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University, discussing “The Role of Carbon Dioxide Removal in Climate Change Intervention”

A complete list of speakers is available at: http://rei.rutgers.edu/event-calendar-mainmenu-28/annual-symposium/366-tenth-annual-rei-energy-symposium-may-5th

The symposium provides faculty, students, staff, government officials and community members the opportunity to learn about new methods, processes and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, within the state of New Jersey and across the country. During the symposium awards will be presented to the winners of the student energy innovation contest, sponsored by the Rutgers Energy Institute. The contest encourages students to develop plans to reduce student energy consumption and promote eco-friendly practices.