AEAB2019: Applied Energy Symposium: MIT A+B

Country: USA

City: Boston

Abstr. due: 31.03.2019

Dates: 22.05.19 — 24.05.19

Area Of Sciences: Technical sciences;

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Organizers: Massachusetts of Institute of Technology


The IPCC report “Global Warming of 1.5°C” (Oct. 2018) issued a dire warning that unless CO2 emissions are halved by 2030, devastating changes will occur on land and in ocean irreversibly and sooner than expected. Time is running out for transitioning to new energy systems globally. Logic and numbers show that the world must take a two-step approach: (A) deploy existing, industrially proven technologies, namely solar, wind and nuclear base load at an unprecedented scale and pace, from now to 2050 -- when a house catches fire, firemen must run to the closest hydrants and stop disputing which water stream would be purer; and (B) develop new concepts and technologies that may replace the dirtier parts of (A) post-2050, at terawatt scale.

The Applied Energy “A+B” symposium (AEAB2019) is dedicated to the accelerated deployment of (A), and new concepts and emerging technologies for (B). For (A), reducing capital and operating costs, managing social dynamics, and minimizing environmental impact while maintaining extreme productivity are key; automation, artificial intelligence, social mobilization, governmental actions and international coordination will provide essential boosts. For (B), we seek new concepts and emerging technologies (e.g. in energy storage, superconducting transmission, etc.) that stand a chance to scale to terawatts within 30 years.

List of Topics

  • Renewable energy
  • Clean energy conversion technologies
  • Mitigation technologies
  • Energy storage
  • Sustainability of energy systems

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