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Research and Relevance, Episode 7: Decarbonizing the Electric Utility Industry

Research and Relevance, Episode 7: Decarbonizing the Electric Utility Industry

April 18, 2018

Scientists assert that global warming must be kept below two degrees Celsius to avoid insurmountable global disruption. Getting there will require near total decarbonization of economic activity by 2060. Electricity generation accounts for a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. and worldwide. Electric grids around the world are being decarbonized but a complete shift to 100% clean energy will likely take longer than 40 years. What will facilitate the transition and what threatens progress? 

Let's begin by reviewing four zero-carbon emission generation sources and technologies that could lead us into the clean energy future – hydropower, nuclear energy, wind, and solar. We'll then discuss the levers and opportunities for solar and wind adoption with Devin Welch, Sun Tribe Solar, Erik Haug, Apex Clean Energy and Darden Professor Mike Lenox, who is a co-author on the forthcoming report titled Path to 2060: Decarbonizing the Electric Utility Industry.

This is the second in a series of podcasts from the Business Innovation and Climate Change Initiative at Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation http://www.darden.virginia.edu/innovation-climate/. Episode 5 of Research and Relevance discussed the automobile industry.

Sun Tribe Solar: www.suntribesolar.com

Apex Clean Energy: www.apexcleanenergy.com

Podcast hosted by Becky Duff, Lead Researcher for the Business Innovation and Climate Change Initiative, Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 22: An Interview with Mariana Santos, EMBA Class of 2018 and Marco Mendoza, GEMBA Class of 2018

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 22: An Interview with Mariana Santos, EMBA Class of 2018 and Marco Mendoza, GEMBA Class of 2018

April 16, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with Mariana Santos and Marco Mendoza about their experience as international students in Darden’s Executive MBA Program. Mariana is a 2018 EMBA format student (Charlottesville section) and originally from Brazil. Marco is a 2018 GEMBA format student (Charlottesville section) and based in Peru. We spoke with Mariana and Marco about why they chose Darden, what they like about learning in the case method, and their advice for international students considering the executive formats of the Darden MBA.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 21: An Interview with Paul Conboy, MBA ‘17

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 21: An Interview with Paul Conboy, MBA ‘17

April 6, 2018

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we talk with Paul Conboy, an EMBA format graduate in our Class of 2017. We recently sat down with Paul to discuss his experience in the program, how he developed as a leader as a result of his time at Darden, what he loved about learning in Charlottesville, and more.