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Ohio State Energy Symposium Feb 10 & 11

Submitted by Kris Boone,

The Sustainability Institute (SI) would like to invite you to its inaugural energy symposium: Energy Transition and Decarbonization. The symposium will feature several key note talks and panels with Ohio State faculty to explore the monumental challenges in the needed energy transition, interdisciplinary research at Ohio State to advance sustainable energy, and steps the university is taking to address climate change.

Panelists from CFAES include Brent Sohngen (AEDE), Robyn Wilson (SENR), Jeffrey Jacquet (SENR),  Myra Moss (Extension), and Jordan Clark (FABE/CEGE). We are very grateful to them for lending their time and expertise.

Below you will find more details including website and registration link. Please share this information widely with others in your network who might find this of interest.

Register for the Energy Transition & Decarbonization Symposium.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please check the SI website for more details:




Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1-5 p.m.

1:00 p.m.     Welcome

1:05 p.m.     Introduction and Energy Sustainability

1:20 p.m.     Keynote: Robert Socolow, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University. “The Urgency and Pitfalls of Swapping the Current Energy System for a Low-Carbon One

2:20 p.m.     Break

2:30 p.m.     What Does It Mean to Go Renewable?

3:15 p.m.     Break

3:25 p.m.     What Does It Mean to Go Negative?

4:10 p.m.     Power To, For and From the People

4:55 p.m.  Wrap-up of Day One


Thursday, Feb. 11, 1-5 p.m.

1:00 p.m.     Recap of Day One and Kickoff Day Two 

1:10 p.m.     Keynote: Scott W. Tinker, Ph.D., Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, and Professor, University of Texas at Austin. “Sustainable Energy for the 21st Century”

2:10 p.m.     Break

2:20 p.m.     Built Environment and Going from Here to There

3:05 p.m.     Keynote: Michael E. Webber, Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Technology Officer, ENGIE “Global Energy Trends and Transitions”

3:50 p.m.     Break

4:00 p.m.     What is Ohio State Doing and How Can We Do More?

4:45 p.m.     SI Symposium Summary and What’s Next

Please reach out to with additional questions.