Professor Munir Humayun will discuss his plan for 100% Renewable Energy Strategy for Tallahassee. This free event will be held at the LeRoy Collins Main Library, Room A, at 6:30 PM. He is a professor in the Dept of Earth, Ocean, and atmospheric science & National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University.
This is what Dr. Munir says about his presentation:
"The city has committed to moving to 100% Renewable Energy although a firm timetable for when and where to transition each of the many energy usages in the city has not been established. The largest source of carbon dioxide emissions (60 %) for the city is replaceable with only one option, solar PV, making the transition more challenging than for cities that could tap multiple sources: hydro, wind, solar or biomass. In this presentation, He’ll present current trends in the solar market and show that the city could make the transition to 100% renewable over the next 15 years while potentially making a profit. To eliminate carbon dioxide (and noxious) emissions from the transportation system, electrification of the vehicle fleet is required and adds to the cost of installing solar PV. He’ll show that the enormous battery capacity of an electrified vehicle fleet can be effectively deployed to reduce the amount of energy storage needed by the city. Policy changes, market trends, etc., that would make this goal possible will be reviewed, and potential pitfalls that could derail the plan will be discussed. "
- September 19, 2019 at 6:30pm – 7:30pm
LeRoy Collins Main Library (Room A)
200 W Park Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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- 12 people are going
Lauren Corey/Linda Lee