The Challenge of Creating a Low-Carbon Economy in the Age of Natural Gas

Date/Time

Date(s) - 19 Feb 2015
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Location

Alliant Energy-Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall


Presented by Roger Aines, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lunch served in Howe Hall ground-floor atrium, 12-12:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Jill Cornelis by Feb. 16 cornelis@iastate.edu

The US has entered an age of hydrocarbon abundance with oil production at 1970 levels and natural gas use expanding rapidly, replacing coal in power production. While this is providing an enormous economic stimulus to the US, it presents a challenge to in terms of motivating the adoption of technology that is more carbon-neutral than gas. Impacts are currently seen across the board in carbon capture and storage, and will be seen in renewable energy as well.

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