Decarbonizing the Energy Landscape – Oct. 10- 12 Colloquium and Lecture in Irvine, Calif.

At this event, researchers will examine the state of current renewable energy technology and the near-term scientific challenges that must be met to successfully reduce carbon emissions. Sessions will focus on the production of non-carbon-based energy through photovoltaics, solar-driven water splitting and fuel creation, and energy storage through existing and projected battery and fuel cell developments. 

In conjunction with the colloquium, Ernest Moniz, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, will deliver a public lecture, “Accelerating the Clean Energy Transformation.”  The lecture, which will take place at 7 p.m. PDT Wednesday, Oct. 10, is free and open to the public; advance registration is required.

The event, part of the National Academy of Sciences’ Arthur M. Sackler colloquia series,  will take place Oct. 10-12 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, 100 Academy Way, Irvine, Calif.  Click here for more information, including a complete agenda.  Seating is limited; reporters who wish to attend must register in advance with the Academies’ Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail