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Guest Lecture:  Beyond Electricity - Can Germany be Fully Renewable?

Friday, August 1 2014, 2:00pm

Room 240, Hill Conference Room, LeBow Engineering Center

31st and Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Presented by the Center for Electric Power Engineering

Abstract: The “Energiewende” (energy transition) for Germany is on its way especially in the electricity sector. To become fully renewable, a sustainable transformation is needed, including mobility and heating.  Therefore different paths for renewable energy production are discussed. Also the interdependency between generation, demand and efficiency will be explained in general and examples are given.

Bio: Jörg Dickert graduated as MSc EE from Dresden University of Technology, including a one year term at Drexel University, Philadelphia. In 2006 he joined the systems research group at the Institute of Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering. His focus is on distribution system network planning. Also the impact of new loads (electric vehicles, heat pumps) to the grid is an important research topic.

Seminar Series - Green Infrastructure, Climate and Cities

Running the first Wednesday of every month April 2014 - March 2015 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at Drexel University or via webinar.  More than half of the world's population now lives in cities. This demographic shift creates a host of new opportunities, but also some new risks, especially given the challenges posed by climatic extremes. This timely seminar series focuses attention on these issues, and what decision makers, researchers, and practitioners are learning about how to address them. Click here to see the full schedule of topics.

IExE Speaker Series - A Conversation on the Clean Energy Economy

On April 8, 2014 Dean Joseph Hughes, Founding Director of the Institute for Energy and the Environment (IExE), sat down with former governor Bill Ritter, who is the Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University.  Dean Hughes and Gov. Ritter discussed the meaning of clean energy and the New Energy Economy in the context of climate change and a rapidly evolving energy landscape.  Click here to view their conversation.