Nature–Culture–Sustainability Studies

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Jesse Jenkins | Getting to Zero: What it will take to decarbonize electricity


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum

Jesse D. Jenkins is one of the leading contemporary figures thinking about energy futures and the project of deep decarbonization. He is currently an Environmental Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.His research focuses on the rapidly evolving electricity sector, including the transition to zero-carbon power systems and the proliferation of distributed energy resources. Jesse earned a PhD in Engineering Systems ('18) and MS in Technology & Policy ('14) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked previously as a researcher at the MIT Energy Initiative, the Director of Energy and Climate Policy at the Breakthrough Institute, and a Policy and Research Associate at the Renewable Northwest Project.

This event is sponsored by the Division of Liberal Arts graduate programs in Global Arts and Cultures and Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies.