Call for Experts: Unresolved Questions About California’s Energy Future

April 6, 2022 | ,   | Contact: Rhianna Hohbein

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.—CCST is interested in working with a graduate student or postdoc to develop an accessible primer on policy and technological issues relevant to California’s clean energy future, to help inform interested stakeholders and direction for CCST’s future work. The aim of the primer would be to synthesize high-level background on existing questions and research gaps, relevant policies, and equity considerations related to these or other potential topics:

  1. The role of natural gas in California’s clean energy future
  2. Land use considerations for utility-scale renewable energy development
  3. Carbon capture and storage
  4. Ramifications of electrification on grid development
  5. Resolving the need for clean firm power
  6. Decentralizing the grid for resilience
  7. Decarbonizing transportation
  8. The role of cross-sectoral policies (e.g., cap and trade)

Are you working with (or are you currently) a graduate student or a post doc expertise in energy systems and/or decarbonization, who would be interested in working with us to pull this information into one high-level reference document? If so, we’d love to connect!

Compensation will be provided.

Please forward this call for expertise to any colleagues you think may be interested (or who may know an interested graduate student).

If you are interested in this opportunity, use the nomination form below or reach out to [email protected] by April 22, or reach out directly if you’d like to discuss more specifics.


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