2017 Fall for the Book: Mark Jacobson, 'Making America Green'

Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the IPPP

Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:00 AM to 1:15 PM
The Hub (SUB II), The Hub Ballroom

Professor Mark Jacobson and his team of colleagues have developed individual plans for each of the 50 states, showing how they can replace traditional energy sources with wind, water and solar energy by 2050. The state plans present “all of the basic information, such as how many wind turbines and solar panels would be needed . . . how much land area would be required, what would be the cost and cost savings, how many jobs would be created, and how much pollution-related mortality and global-warming emissions would be avoided," Jacobson states. 

Dr. Jacobson's career has focused on air pollution and global warming, and he has written multiple books and articles on global and national renewable energy options. His most recent, a textbook titled Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and Solutions, has been called “engaging and comprehensive.” He has received numerous scholarly awards, including a 2016 Cozzarelli Prize from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences for the "outstanding scientific excellence and originality" of his influential paper on providing grid reliability with 100% wind, water, and solar power.

Dr. Jacobson is Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment and of the Precourt Institute for Energy. 

Sponsored by the Department of English, Department of Philosophy, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and the Sierra Club.