Please join the Center for Global Sustainability and the School of Public Policy Environmental Council for the Global Sustainability Forum on Tuesday, October 24 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM as we welcome Dr. Karl Hausker.
Dr. Karl Hausker will present the results of two recent studies that analyze pathways the US could follow in the transition to a low-carbon economy. These pathways involve mixtures of: electrification of the economy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, nuclear power, and carbon capture and storage. Dr. Hausker will place these recent studies in the context of the findings of other relevant studies and explore how assumptions regarding the availability, performance, and integration of various technologies drive the energy, environmental and economic implications of the modeled pathways. Implications for energy policy and R&D portfolios will be explored.
Dr. Karl Hausker leads analysis and modeling of climate mitigation, deep decarbonization, the social cost of carbon, and power sector policy in WRI’s Global Climate Program. He additionally contributes to work on the New Climate Economy. Karl holds an M.P.P and Ph.D. in Public Policy from University of California, Berkley, and received his B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.