CESI Seminar Series Speaker – Michal Moore

Meeting The Challenge of Decarbonization

Levels of CO2 and Coe have been increasing steadily for decades and are implicated in widespread reporting of climate change worldwide. Consequently, policy-makers and energy regulators have been focusing efforts on various strategic efforts to de-carbonize national and meta-regional economies with similar, but not uniform, goal of full decarbonization by as early as 2040. Success in this effort is a moving target given the uncertainties in measurement, accounting standards and policy consistency over time. This talk will focus on the efficacy and efficiency of current carbon management tools, comparing them to the potential of coordination from an alternative cost model that could refine the process of tracking and controlling carbon emissions over time. The talk will highlight the challenges of developing a common standard to achieve effective carbon neutralization in the next 2 decades.

Michal C. Moore is Visiting Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell and University of Reykjavik, in Iceland. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Calgary and former Chief Economist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. He is a former Commissioner of the California Energy Commission and led development of the first Renewable Energy Investment Plan for the State. His recent work involves the creation of a carbon accounting and trading system that can be based on equivalency metrics for decarbonization energy policies. Dr. Moore is a research fellow at the Atkinson Center for Sustainable Energy Futures and a Senior Fellow at the Policy School at the University of Calgary.

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