Moderator Joe Stekli is Program Manager, Low Carbon Resources Initiative at the Electric Power Research Institute. Shannon Bragg-Sitton is Lead, Integrated Energy Systems at the Idaho National Laboratory. Todd Brezler is VP of Marketing for Mitsubishi Power Americas. Michael Rutkowski is SVP Research and Technology Development at the Gas Technology Institute.
In this issue, the PUF team brings you memorable moments from discussions on A Net-Zero Energy System for All, looking at updating the grid for an electrified economy and solving the most difficult decarbonization challenges, with unprecedented resiliency for everyone.
Achieving net zero emissions by 2050 will require addressing all the hard to decarbonize applications and working to ensure the availability of a variety of practical clean energy. This panel addressed the future of low-carbon resources. Listen in to these memorable moments.
Moderator and Program Manager, Low Carbon Resources Initiative, Electric Power Research Institute, Joe Stekli: We have a great panel set up to discuss how we actually achieve net zero energy emissions by 2050.
Lead, Integrated Energy Systems, Idaho National Laboratory, Shannon Bragg-Sitton: Traditionally, electricity generation and management, then meeting energy demands for industry and transportation, are considered independently. As we seek to achieve net zero, we need to pause to reassess our energy demands.
When we consider overall energy use, we find only a third of it is in the form of electricity use. If we only focus on the electric sector in our initial solutions to meet these goals, we might be limiting our view of possible solutions.