The Future of Energy: Transmission
Tuesday, December 15 at 4pm MT
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When it comes to conversations around increasing renewable energy deployment in the U.S., one vital component often goes overlooked: transmission. High-voltage lines move wind and solar energy from where it is generated to where people are, but build-out has lagged behind in recent decades. Studies have found that a coordinated nationwide network - similar to the interstate highway system - could more effectively distribute clean energy dynamically across regions and time zones, mitigating the inherent variability of renewables and paving the way for deep decarbonization. Yet the notion of major transmission investment has been met with reluctance, due in no small part to concerns over cost as well as the difficulty of navigating a patchwork of state and local jurisdictions.
Is there a more strategic, cooperative approach to be had? And will we ever see a nationwide "superhighway" for renewable energy? Join us on Tuesday, December 15 as we welcome Christopher Clack, CEO of Vibrant Clean Energy, LLC. Dr. Clack will discuss his ongoing research on clean energy distribution and present findings from his proprietary WIS:dom® modeling on the feasibility of large-scale high-voltage infrastructure. He'll also answer your questions live during a moderated Q&A session.
The free public webinar is presented by the Institute for Science & Policy and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The session will also be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.