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.
Attendance:  By invitation only. Meeting is already at maximum capacity.

Meeting email: EDC2018@carnegiescience.edu

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*)

Confirmed Attendees (29 people)

Morgan Bazilian, World Bank*
Mark Caine, African Union*
Ken Caldeira, Carnegie Institution for Science*
Christopher T.M. Clack, Vibrant Clean Energy*
Steven J. Davis, University of California (Irvine)*
Stephen Doig, Rocky Mountain Institute*
Gabriela Elizondo Azuela, World Bank*
Haris Hande, SELCO-India*
Dan Kammen, UC Berkeley*
Paulina Jaramillo, Carnegie-Mellon University*
Nate Lewis, CalTech*
Omar Masera, National University of Mexico*
Dimitrios Mentis, World Resources Institute*
Vijay Modi, Columbia University*
Rose Mutiso, Mawazo Institute*
Ngalula Sandrine Mubenga, SMIN Power Group*
Samson Odiek, Kenya Power*
Sergio Pacca, University of Sao Paulo*
Shonali Pachauri, IIASA*
Ivonne Peña, Colombian Regulatory Energy and Gas Commission*
Izael Pereira Da Silva, Strathmore University*
Ignacio Perez Arriaga, Comillas University*, and MIT*
Youba Sakona, University College London*
Dan Schnitzer, SparMeter*
Sam Slaughter, PowerGen Renewable Energy*
Jay Taneja, University of Massachusetts Amherst*
Elizabeth Wilson, Dartmouth College*
Harald Winkler, University of Cape Town*
Hisham Zerriffi, University of British Columbia*

*NOTE: Organizations for identification purposes only.

Logistical Support

Email: EDC2018@carnegiescience.edu

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.)