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Turning The Page On Last Century’s Energy System With The National Academies

Location 5928 Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21209
Date Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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The impacts of climate change are undeniable, from scorching heatwaves to raging wildfires, and tackling this crisis requires a fundamental shift in how we produce and consume energy. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have been at the forefront of this effort, convening a committee of experts to provide comprehensive solutions for decarbonizing our economy. Over the past several years, this committee has published two groundbreaking consensus reports outlining technological, societal, and policy recommendations to significantly reduce harmful emissions. Attend this event to gain invaluable insights into the opportunities and challenges we face in realizing a clean energy future. Hear directly from K. John Holmes, the senior director, and scholar for the National Academies' Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, who has spearheaded this major initiative. With his extensive expertise in climate mitigation, electricity system modernization, and energy innovation, Dr. Holmes will shed light on the transformative actions needed to decarbonize our economic system. Joining him is Catherine F. Wise, a Program Officer at the National Academies, whose work has encompassed a wide range of energy topics, from advanced nuclear reactors to carbon utilization research. Together, they will provide a comprehensive understanding of the energy transition's impact on our daily lives and the steps necessary to ensure a just and equitable energy system for all. Enhance your experience by perusing a curated selection of books on further reading, handpicked by National Academies staff. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with leading experts, gain invaluable knowledge, and be part of the solution to one of the greatest challenges of our time. Click the link to RSVP and secure your spot at this must-attend event!

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