An Energy Plan for the 21st Century

A lecture by Sally Benson '77
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Global energy systems have undergone numerous transitions over human history—from wood to coal, from animals to automobiles, from candles to electric lighting. Today, we are poised for yet another energy transition. Driven by evergrowing global energy demand, concerns over providing affordable and secure energy supplies, the need to reduce CO2 emissions, constraints on fresh water supplies, and discovery of new energy conversion technologies—we have embarked on a transition to a low-carbon energy system that relies more heavily on renewable energy resources. Sally Benson '77 is the director of the Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford University and a professor in the department of energy resources engineering.


Nov. 17, 2015 - 6:30 PM