Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Fellow Arvind P. Ravikumar, Assistant Professor of Energy Engineering, Harrisburg University, presenting a webinar titled Is the Expansion in the Global LNG Industry Compatible with Paris Climate Targets? on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm MT.
Growth in natural gas production, particular in the US and Australia, has led to a boom in liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure around the world. A common argument in favor of expanding LNG is the ability to reduce global carbon emissions through coal to gas switching in the power sector. Does this argument still hold against the backdrop of the Paris Agreement and the strong growth in renewable energy? What stranded asset risks does LNG pose for exporters? In what scenarios can LNG help global efforts to address climate change? In this talk, I will provide a deep dive into the future of LNG in an increasingly decarbonized world.
Prof. Ravikumar directs the sustainable energy development lab at Harrisburg University in Pennsylvania. His group examines the future of oil and gas resources in a carbon constrained world, and studies equitable energy transition pathways in developing countries. He routinely collaborates with US and international regulatory agencies, NGOs, grassroots organizations, and businesses to advance effective climate policy. Prof. Ravikumar is a Payne Institute Fellow.