Energy for
Development in a
Carbon-constrained World


Assume that by the end of this century, everyone is living in prosperity supported by energy systems that do not release carbon dioxide pollution to the atmosphere.

For regions that are now among the poorest of the world:

  • What might the evolution to that prosperity-supporting zero-emissions energy systems look like from an engineering cost-optimization perspective?
  • In the context of this century-scale energy system build-out, what are today’s deployment and R&D priorities?
  • How to balance meeting today’s energy needs with creating options to meet tomorrow’s needs? (e.g. avoiding technological lock-in)

Key Information

Where:  Chicheley Hall, UK (about 1 hour from London Heathrow)
When:  5 Aug to 10 Aug 2018
What:  An invitation-only working meeting with about 30 attendees
Agenda: read-only link to preliminary draft program
Goals:  Review paper, discussion, ideas, networking, etc.

Meeting Format:
Four and a half days with four 90-minute segments per day. Each 90-minute segment will be focused on a different topic area, and consist of two or three 10-minute talks (without Powerpoint) followed by 60+ minutes of group discussion. All sessions will be in plenary. (See ‘Agenda‘ for more detail.)

Organizing Committee

Ken Caldeira (Carnegie Institution for Science*)
Paulina Jaramillo (Carnegie-Mellon University*)
Nate Lewis (CalTech*)

Advisory Committee

Morgan Bazilian (World Bank*)
Mark Caine (African Union*)
Dan Kammen (University of California at Berkeley*)
Rose M. Mutiso (Mawazo Institute*)
Ivonne Peña-Cabra (Colombian Regulatory Energy and Gas Commission*)
Prof. Izael Pereira Da Silva (Strathmore Univerisity*)

Attendees (in process; will be ~30 people)

*NOTE: Organizations for identification purposes only.

Logistical Support

Jess Barker jbarker@carnegiescience.edu
Carnegie Institution for Science, Dept. of Global Ecology
260 Panama St, Stanford CA 94305 USA

Financial Support

Meeting support from resources made available to the Carnegie Institution for Science by the Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research. (We are actively seeking to broaden support, so if you know anybody who can help, please contact someone on the organizing committee.)