Our Common Future Under Climate Change

International Scientific Conference 7-10 JULY 2015 Paris, France

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Thursday 9 July - 11:30-13:00 UNESCO Fontenoy - ROOM I

L3.2 - Technologies for Transforming the Energy Sector

Large Parallel Session

Chair(s): S. Benson (Stanford University, Stanford, United States of America)

11:30

Game Changing Energy Technologies

S. Benson (Stanford University, Stanford, United States of America)

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Game Changing Energy Technologies

S. Benson (1)
(1) Stanford University, Stanford, United States of America

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Successful transformation of our energy system will require game-changing technological innovations.  Some of these innovations are here today – for example photovoltaics and wind turbines. Some are likely to be coming soon, but require additional time and effort to decrease costs and scale them up to the enormous size of our energy system. Looking to the future, additional game changing technologies are needed and on the horizon: carbon capture and storage, renewal fuels made without plants, radiative cooling, just to name a few. Now is an incredibly exciting time be involved in this important research endeavor. Indeed it is the challenge and opportunity of the century. In this presentation I will highlight the tremendous progress that has been made in renewable energy and present emerging innovations needed for a more sustainable energy future.

11:55

Prospects for Carbon Capture and Storage

G. Hill (BP Alternative Energy, London, United Kingdom)

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Prospects for Carbon Capture and Storage

G. Hill (1)
(1) BP Alternative Energy, Global carbon sequestration technology group, London, United Kingdom

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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is likely to be a key technology in a world that has a plentiful resource of fossil fuels and cares about limiting CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. With almost 20 years of development experience, CCS has still to break through the demonstration phase. However internationally a number of large scale projects are about to come on line which might change this perception. This talk will examine what our experience has taught us to date and what challenges remain for CCS.                               

12:20

Energy Systems Integration

M. J. O'malley (Energy Institute and Electricity Research Centre, Dublin, Ireland)

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Energy Systems Integration

M. J. O'malley (1)
(1) Energy Institute and Electricity Research Centre, University college dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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Energy systems have evolved from individual energy devices into complex integrated systems that have strong coupling between energy vectors across spatial and temporal scales.  Energy Systems Integration (ESI) is the optimization of energy systems across these energy vectors and scales.  ESI is most valuable at the interfaces where the coupling and interactions are strong and represent a challenge and/or an opportunity.  ESI control variables are technical, economic, regulatory with a strong human dimension.  ESI benefits include increase reliability and performance, minimisation of cost and environmental impacts and in particular, increased penetration of renewable energy sources.

Panel discussion

S. Benson (Stanford University, Stanford, United States of America)

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