RAEL Lunch Seminar: "The role of electrified vehicles in the climate challenge"

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

323 Barrows Hall (ERG Reading Room)

Summary: The talk will provide an overview of recent research on electrified vehicles and connect it to other research on climate science and climate policies. Furthermore, future RAEL research opportunities connected to electrified vehicles will be discussed.

Derek Lemoine is a Ph.D. candidate in Energy and Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. His interdisciplinary research investigates the policy implications of uncertainty about temperature change and about technological change.  This involves statistical work quantifying uncertainty in climate science as well as economic modeling of policy options and designs over time.He has previously published on the energy and environmental implications of electrified vehicles and on real options methods for valuing plug-in hybrids' battery capacity. He has a Master's degree in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley and has filed for a Master's in Economics. He also holds a B.A. in Philosophy and in Integrative Environmental Solutions from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.