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Energy Seminar: "Energy Innovation in California" Jonah Steinbuck, Director of the R&D Division, California Energy Commission

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Title of talk: Energy Innovation in California

Abstract: The California Energy Commission (CEC) invests in a broad set of energy technology innovation and research activities, supporting the development of new products and services that drive progress towards California’s clean energy and climate goals. This includes investments aimed at expanding renewable energy; enhancing the reliability of the electricity grid in a changing climate; decarbonizing buildings and industry; and shifting to zero-emission vehicles. In this seminar, CEC R&D Director Jonah Steinbuck will provide an overview of these energy innovation activities, how they support the transition to a clean energy economy, and remaining innovation needs to reach mid-century climate goals.

Bio: Jonah Steinbuck is the Director of the California Energy Commission’s Energy Research and Development Division, which advances technology innovation that accelerates the transition to a clean energy economy. Earlier, he managed the Division’s Energy Generation Research Office. Before joining the CEC, he worked on climate and clean energy policies and initiatives at the U.S. Department of Energy, the American Meteorological Society, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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