PRESENTATIONS

Urban Clean Energy Efforts
 

Guest lecture for the Rainier Club’s public affairs committee presented on April 25, 2018 that discussed what cities can do to reduce carbon emissions and discussed the City of Seattle’s recently updated climate action plan. 

 
Low-Carbon Pathways for the Northwest

Presentation that explores the low-carbon pathways for the Northwest in the context of existing deep decarbonization pathways studies, both for the United States and for Washington and Oregon, delivered for Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies course on March 15, 2018.

 
Clean Energy Workforce
 

Presentation that looks at clean energy job growth, utility worker retirement, transitioning fossil fuel workers, and economic opportunity for low- and middle-income workers, delivered for Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies course on March 6, 2018.

 
100% Renewable Movement

Presentation that explores the concept of and controversy about the 100% Renewable or 100% Clean Movement and how cities and businesses are embracing it, delivered for Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies course on February 27, 2018.

 
Public Opinion and Climate Advocacy
 

Presentation that reviews public opinion polls about climate change; climate denial efforts; media coverage of climate change; the impact of weather events; and various clean energy advocacy and movement-building efforts, delivered for Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies course on February 22, 2018.

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City-Led Clean Energy Innovation

Webinar conducted on February 21, 2018 for San Luis Obispo, CA that looked at best practices in urban clean energy and lessons learned from nearly a decade of helping small and mid-sized cities develop strategies to reduce carbon emissions.

 
Build It and They Will See

Presentation that looks at the various advantages that the Cascadia region has in terms of electricity, transportation, and green building to achieve the low-carbon pathways, delivered for Portland State University on February 19, 2018.

 
 
City-Led Climate Action

Presentation that provides a chronology of city climate action in the United States and internationally and describes the best high-level roles and policies for cities to decarbonize, delivered for Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies course on February 15, 2018.

Decarbonization in Action
 

Presentation that looks at decarbonization efforts in Germany, the European Union, China, and the United States, delivered for Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies course on February 8, 2018.

 
Low-Carbon Pathways: Transportation

Presentation that explores the low-carbon pathways for the transportation sector, with emphasis on electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles, delivered for Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies course on January 30, 2018.

 
Low-Carbon Pathways: Electricity

Presentation that explores the low-carbon pathways for the electricity sector, delivered for Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies course on January 23, 2018.

 
Low-Carbon Pathways Overview

Presentation that offers an overview of the low-carbon pathways to economy-wide deep decarbonization, delivered for Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies course on January 11, 2018.

 
City-Led Clean Energy Innovation — Energy Mapping & Carbon Wedge Analyses

Energy maps and carbon wedge analyses for eight cities in Washington and Oregon created by Climate Solutions’ New Energy Cities team and Clean Energy Transition from 2012-2017. Current as of October 2017.

 
 
Future of Sustainable Aviation Biofuels

Presentation given by Ross Macfarlane at a Port of Seattle event on July 19, 2017, outlining the current state of sustainable aviation fuels.

Repowering Mobility: Envisioning a New Future for Transportation 
 

Keynote presentation given at Western Washington University’s Repowering Mobility conference on April 18, 2017, exploring the various challenges and opportunities for decarbonizing aviation, freight, marine, and passenger vehicles.

 
City of Olympia Energy Map and Carbon Wedge Analysis 
 

Presentation to the City of Olympia, Washington staff on the community's energy sources and uses, as well as a depiction in a wedge analysis of where the city could invest in strategies to reduce carbon emissions to achieve a target of 50 percent fewer emissions from 2014 levels by 2030. (January 17, 2017)  

 
City of Everett Energy Map and Carbon Wedge Analysis

Presentation to the Everett, Washington City Council on the community's energy sources and uses, as well as a depiction in a wedge analysis of where the city could invest in strategies to reduce carbon emissions to achieve a target of 50 percent fewer emissions from 2014 levels by 2030. (September 28, 2016) 

 
Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition
 

Presentation exploring climate change; climate change denial; the climate movement; clean energy economics; and the ways to get off of coal and oil and invest in clean energy given at the Port Townsend Salon, a community lecture series featuring experts in science and culture. (March 25, 2016)

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Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future
 

Presentation to a graduate seminar on eco-capitalism at the University of Washington describing the pathways to clean energy with a focus on national, state, and city actions. (July 9, 2015)

 

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