Power Sector in the Hot Seat: Challenges, Opportunities & Goals for Reducing Carbon Emissions

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Climate Change and the News

September 21, 2016
8:30 – 5:00 p.m. (breakfast and lunch included)
Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Conference
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, California

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On the heels of the sweeping climate change agreement reached at the 2015 Paris climate conference, the pressure is on to achieve the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees by 2100. The power sector’s involvement will be critical to reaching this target of significantly reduced carbon emissions. However, with proposed U.S. Federal mandates in limbo, states, non-profits, and the private sector are pushing ahead with their own plans.

Metcalf Institute held a seminar in partnership with the Society of Environmental Journalists at their 2016 annual conference in Sacramento, California to explore new business models, technologies, and policies to cap carbon emissions, expand renewable energy, and increase efficiency.

Seminar topics included:

  • Overview of trends and projections for global change, energy use and energy policy
  • Goals and strategies for limiting carbon emissions
  • Innovations underway in government and the private sector for advancing clean energy
  • Possible financial incentives for limiting carbon dioxide emissions
  • Impact of regulatory requirements
  • Response from utilities to efforts to reduce emissions

Experts from across the U.S. provided the information needed to report on the tremendous challenge of slowing  global warming. View seminar agenda.

This program was supported by the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment with significant in-kind support from the Society of Environmental Journalists

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