Climate Solutions Symposium - Virtual | AIChE

Climate Solutions Symposium - Virtual

Saturday, August 22, 2020,
10:00am to 3:00pm
Virtual / Online

The Climate Solutions Community (TCSC) and the Engineering, Science & Technology Council of Houston (ECH) invite you to attend a virtual symposium on climate solutions.

To realize global carbon-neutral energy, which is achievable within the lifetimes of our youngest chemical engineers, massive electrification is necessary. Our major oil and gas companies have presented responsible transition plans for reaching carbon-neutral energy by 2070. Others demand an unrealistic target, by 2040, 2030, and unbelievably by some 2025.

Transition must occur in a manner that ensures healthy national economies and adequate electric power to all. In this symposium, some of the challenges and solutions of this transition are presented.

  • Professor Sylvia Dee, Rice University, Houston TX, Climate Change: Simple, Serious, Solvable
  • Dr. Gene Preston, Transmission Adequacy, Austin TX, Electrification of transportation, Max renewables using gas to fill in the gaps, Max renewables using nuclear and storage
  • Professor Pavel Tsvetkov, Texas A&M University, College Station TX, Nuclear energy: Zero emissions and safe
  • Dr. Larry Kremer, Citizens Climate Lobby, The Woodlands TX, The paramount importance of a price on carbon
  • Mr. John Hofmeister, Citizens for Affordable Energy, Houston TX, Pursuing public policy for results

Register now!

The host for this symposium is Dr. Tom Rehm, TCSC Founding Member, Humble TX.

This symposium was originally scheduled for April 4 at the University of Houston Student Center Theater, the Saturday immediately following the original schedule for the AIChE Spring Meeting, which was to be held in Houston. That explains the entire ensemble all being Texans, even Pavel who started out in Russia.

When the Spring Meeting was rescheduled to August, the symposium was rescheduled to August 22, at the University of Houston Student Center Theater. As with the Spring Meeting, the symposium is now virtual. There is always a silver lining. Now our audience is the entire world of engineers and scientists!