The Science Behind Drawdown
Solutions on Renewable Energy
Greenbelt Climate Action Network
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Greenbelt Community Center, Room 114 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD
Renewable energy has been a focus for implementing many of the drawdown solutions to reduce carbon emissions and minimize the effects of global warming and climate change. This presentation will introduce some of the scientific concepts behind renewable energy processes that apply to several of the drawdown solutions. They include photovoltaics, chemical energy storage and delivery, the electricaJ grid, nuclear, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric. The presentation will not focus on advanced equations and diagrams, but rather offer a platform to discuss basic principles and how they tie into current trends. A significant portion will be devoted to Q&A. The goal of the evening is to instill a sense of scientific literacy and confidence when approaching the drawdown solutions related to renewable energy. Please feel free to bring your own questions about renewable energy that may have appeared in news stories, blog posts, etc.
Vijay Parameshwaran is a scientist and Greenbelt resident who has worked on research in renewable energy for a decade. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering, with a minor in materials science and engineering, from Stanford University in 2015.
The latter part of the evening will be spent on (a) report-backs on local “drawdown” solutions we are focusing on this year (b) working on our county level legislative campaign, (c) identifying priority bills in the MD General Assembly. We always allow time for announcements of upcoming events.
For more info, contact Lore Rosenthal, Greenbelt Climate Action Network, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-345-2234
GCAN is a project of Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society (CHEARS) www.chears.oro/ocari/