Perspectives on Energy
This talk is part of a Thursday morning series, hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, titled Energy, Environment, Water: Managing the Interdependencies for our Grandchildren and Beyond. It will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. Click here to see the full brochure.
Mark A. Barteau
Mark A. Barteau is currently the Director of the U of M Energy Institute, DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the U of M. He previously chaired the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Delaware, where he also founded its Energy Institute. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. The mission of the Energy Institute, which Professor Barteau directs, is to chart a path to a clean, affordable and sustainable future by applying its strengths in science, technology, economics and policy to produce solutions to meet our energy challenges. Energy – clean, sustainable, affordable and environmentally responsible – is the grand challenge of our time. This talk will provide perspectives on the global scale of our energy challenges, while looking at some of the underlying variations with time and place. It will also consider the need for “cross-over” of resources, particularly renewable resources, from electricity generation to meeting our needs for transportation in realistic ways.