Rethinking Energy, Power, and Policy in the Context of Climate Change

Event Date: Feb 19, 2009
Event Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Eaton Humanities, Room 150

Willett Kempton is Associate Professor in the College of Marine and Earth Studies, and Director of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration, at the University of Delaware. His training is in cognitive anthropology, electrical engineering, and computer science. He has 30 years experience with social and technical energy analysis, including energy conservation, renewable energy, and conventional energy policy. His primary current research is in two areas: offshore wind power, and using electric cars to support the power grid when parked. He serves as Chair of the R&D Subcommittee of the Offshore Wind Working Group of the American Wind Energy Association.