Electrifying Everything?

Wed March 13, 12:15 pm

Penn and Wharton Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff are invited to join the #WhartonClimateCenter and Penn Center for Science, Sustainability and the Media on campus Wednesday, March 13 at 12:15pm for Electrifying Everything?—an exciting #WhartonEnergyWeek research panel.

A commonly-proposed climate solution has two simple steps: First, clean up electricity with renewable power. Second, electrify everything. This strategy has broad appeal as renewable power has become substantially cheaper and more abundant, and electric vehicle have rapidly captured a significant market share. But can our whole power system run on renewable electricity? And are there sectors that are perhaps harder to electrify, such as heating, industrial processes, and aviation? And what is the role for alternative fuels, such as hydrogen?

In this event, Michael Mann (Presidential Distinguished Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania), Michael Panfil (Lecturer, The Wharton School), Jacob Susman (CEO & Founder of green hydrogen developer Ambient Fuels, LLC), and Patrick Verdonck (Founder at renewable power advisory firm Verdonck Partners) will shed their light on these critically important questions. The panel will be moderated by Sarah Light, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School.

Registration is required, and lunch will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis. Alumni may request a link to attend this event virtually. Register here: whr.tn/3T5zKoi

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