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Conference: Energy dynamics and climate stabilization

Cédric Philibert, International Energy Agency (IEA), will talk on October, 19, 2015 for the conference cycle on energy and environment organised at École Polytechnique to prepare the Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21).

Energy dynamics and climate stabilization will be the topic of the conference presented by Cédric Philibert, Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency (IEA), on Monday, October, 19 at 4pm at École Polytechnique.

This presentation is part of the conference cycle on energy and environment organised by the Coriolis Institute to prepare the Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21) and the debates on energy transition.

Cédric Philibert, Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency:
Can the world peacefully transition from an economy dominantly based on fossil fuel use, towards an economy based on sustainable clean energy sources, notably renewables such as hydropower, wind and sun? This would be the key to mitigate climate change, as manmade greenhouse gas emissions predominantly originate from energy production and use.

Recent technology development and deployment, with massive cost reductions for renewable power, gives reasons for hope that may facilitate an ambitious climate agreement at COP21. However, the road is still long before renewables dominate over fossil fuels to run the global economy. And sceptics say renewables will only add to the current resource basis but not displace fossil fuels, and thus not allow for reducing emissions.

Information:
Conference “Energy dynamics and climate stabilization” - Monday, October, 19 at 4pm - Becquerel Lecture Hall

Next conference on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 4 pm with Cécile Maisonneuve, Institut Français des Relations Internationales.

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