Johannes Urpelainen is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. His talk examines the potential for using renewable sources of energy, notably solar power, to combat energy poverty in India where two-thirds of the population relies on traditional biomass for cooking and one-third does not have access to basic household electricity.
The increasing cost of petroleum extraction, awareness of anthropogenic climate change, and electrification of transportation have combined to help accelerate the demand…
Tom Wilbur is the Author of “Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale”
The 2010 Annual Conference of the Yale Climate & Energy Institute was held on April 23 and 24th, the weekend after the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day. The conference them was Clean Energy Innovation: Overcoming Barriers to a New Energy System. At the conference, leaders in science, policy, and finance together with Yale faculty, students, alumni and guests convened to discuss these obstacles to clean energy innovation and proposed innovative solutions to overcome them.
IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri provided a context for the 2011 annual conference.