Energy Systems Scientific Seminar “Russia in the Post-Paris world: new energy landscape?”

We would like to invite you the Energy Systems Scientific Seminar “Russia in the Post-Paris world: new energy landscape?”.

 Speaker: Dr. Sergey Paltsev (MIT)

When: 10.30-12.00 p.m.

 Where: MR-402 (TPOC-3)

Abstract. Achieving the Paris Agreement goals of climate stabilization requires a transformation of energy system over the upcoming decades. Russia, as a fossil fuel producer, will have to adjust its economy to reflect lower export earnings from oil, coal, and natural gas. Using a global energy-economic modeling framework, we assess the impacts of energy transformation policies and the resulting global market dynamics on Russian economy and energy mix. The Paris Agreement made energy projections particularly important, as it calls for a goal that requires an energy system based on a radically different fuel mix than what’s been developed to date. Uncertainty about future costs and technologies supports a conclusion that governments should not try to pick the ‘winners,’ rather the policy and investment focus should be on targeting emissions reductions from any source.

Bio. Dr. Sergey Paltsev is a Deputy Director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and a Senior Research Scientist at MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. Dr. Paltsev is an author of more than 90 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and books. He is a recipient of the 2012 Pyke Johnson Award (by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, USA, for the best paper in the area of planning and environment). Sergey is an Advisory Board Member for the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Consortium and a Member of the Economy-Wide Modeling Panel for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board. Dr. Paltsev was a Lead Author of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He received a Diploma in Radiophysics and Electronics from Belarusian State University and PhD in Economics from University of Colorado at Boulder.


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