Abstract: This presentation focuses on the role for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in a portfolio of mitigation options as a basis for strategies to advance the CCS option. Using examples from different projects that employ the MIT Economic Projection and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model, we will examine different long-term scenarios to explore the importance of factors influencing advanced technology deployment, including CCS on power generation, cement, iron and steel in different parts of the world. Pathways for decarbonization of global and regional economies will be assessed.
Biography: Dr. Sergey Paltsev is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT Energy Initiative, and a Deputy Director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. He is the lead modeler in charge of the MIT Economic Projection and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model of the world economy. Dr. Paltsev is an author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and books in the area of energy economics, climate policy, transport, advanced energy technologies, and international trade. Sergey was a Lead Author of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is a recipient of the 2012 Pyke Johnson Award (by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, USA, for the best paper in the area of planning and environment).
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