Engineering Physics and Wisconsin Energy Institute Sponsored Colloquium
Amber Robson, Clean Energy Policy Advisor, Third Way
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Avoiding the worst impacts of climate change will require achieving deep decarbonization of global economies by 2050 or shortly after. Reaching the needed reductions in greenhouse gas emissions is going to require major transformations economy-wide which will ultimately increase the demand for low-carbon electricity. Several studies to date identifying potential pathways to deep decarbonization indicate that nuclear energy and carbon capture and storage will be critical technologies.