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To Fight Climate Change, We Must Invest More in the Right Places.

By Shay Bahramirad, IEEE PES President

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Survey on the Role of Engineers in Addressing Climate Change

Last fall, IEEE PES commissioned a nationwide survey to gauge the public’s perception of climate change, and specifically the role of engineers in driving solutions to combat climate change.

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Other IEEE Climate Change Resources

IEEE’s mission is to advance technology for the benefit of humanity. Today the world faces its largest modern-day threat—climate change. We recognize this global crisis and are committed to helping combat and mitigate the effects of climate change through pragmatic and accessible technical solutions and providing engineers and technologists with a neutral space for discussion and action.

IEEE PES Perspectives

Our members have made climate change initiatives a priority. Read what they have to say about power and energy, and how we can make a difference through the smart applications of technology.

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Interview with Daniel Kirschen – New Energy Lifestyles

Daniel Kirschen speaks about Smart Grids important role in combating climate change and how its technology can help people adopt new energy saving lifestyles.
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International (IRENA, USEA, USAID) – Climate Change and Energy Access Issues

Abstract: This panel will discuss how smart technologies, along with smaller scale distributed generation ("DG"), are being coupled with innovative policies and business models in addressing energy access globally. Learn More >

Power Grid Resilience Under Climate Change

The frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events (e.g., hurricanes, wildfires, and floods) has been significantly increasing. These events have severely impacted power systems ranging from long outage times to economic losses to major equipment (e.g., substations, transmission lines, and power plants) destructions. This calls for assessing the impact of extreme weather events on Bulk Electric System, utilities and distribution systems to improve grid resilience against such events. This panel addresses the impacts of climate change on power grid resilience.
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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Face of the Changing Global Climate

To meet the demand for the resources needed to sustain this population increase, it is estimated that food production will have to increase by 60%, energy consumption by 80% and water needs by 55% worldwide.
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The Role of Demand Response in Climate Change Technology Options

This panel discusses the potential role of demand response in climate change technology options. Less consumption results in direct energy savings and carbon emission. Choosing the right time to consume the right amount electricity may increase system efficiency, reduce emission, improve system reliability, and result in a more economical operation. In addition, recent studies show that demand response programs can help integrate more intermittent renewable resources into the power grid by coping with the generation variations. The panelists are expected to discuss technical requirements and market potentials of different demand response applications and to what extent they can contribute to emission reduction and renewable integration.
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Other IEEE Climate Change Resources

IEEE Climate Change Initiative
IEEE Events on Climate Change
IEEE Xplore® Climate Change Collection

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