Hydrogen is once again the #1 element in the energy transition world. Does the new hydrogen economy offer real potential as a pathway to net zero and Canadian leadership on climate and low carbon energy production, or is it just the latest overhyped tech-fix that avoids practical action?
David, Sara and Ed will share a brief introduction to the basics of hydrogen as it relates to energy systems, and discuss the challenges and opportunities for Canada in a hydrogen economy from a technical, business and policy perspective.
They will be joined by special guest Dr. Francis O’Sullivan. Dr. O’Sullivan is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Head of Onshore strategy for Ørsted, where he is responsible for their early-stage technology investment portfolio as well as long-term commercial planning and market analysis in support of Ørsted’s investment programs across onshore wind, solar and storage globally.
Register for the live webinar, Wednesday, September 23rd at 12 p.m. MT / 2 p.m. ET.
Hydrogen reads you may want to check out before the webinar:
The Transition Accelerator - Towards Net-Zero Energy Systems In Canada: A Key Role For Hydrogen – September 2020
The Economist - After many false starts, hydrogen power might now bear fruit – July 2020
Science Magazine – Rethinking Hydrogen Cars by David Keith & Alexander Farrel – July 2003
About your co-hosts:
Dr. Francis O’Sullivan is Head of Onshore Strategy for Ørsted and Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He was formerly Director of Research and Analysis for the MIT Energy Initiative and Co-Director of the MIT Electric Power System Center. Prior to that he was a Senior consultant with McKinsey & Company and has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering.
David Keith is a professor at Harvard in Engineering and the Kennedy School. He is the founder of Carbon Engineering and was formerly a professor at the University of Calgary. He splits his time between Canmore and Cambridge.
Sara Hastings-Simon is a senior research associate at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines and a research fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. Prior to that, she was the manager of the cleantech practice at McKinsey & Company and director of Clean Economy at the Pembina Institute.
Ed Whittingham is a clean energy policy/finance consultant and fellow at the Public Policy Forum. He is the former executive director of the Pembina Institute.
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