The Research Centre for Gas Innovation (USP-FAPESP-Shell Engineering Research Center proc.2014/50279-4) within its collaboration through the support of PRINT CAPES USP-Princeton University invites you for the event


“Net-Zero America: potential pathways, infrastructure and impacts”

11th February 2021

13h – 14h (GMT-3)

Net-Zero America: potential pathways, infrastructure and impacts

The online lecture will be presented by Eric D. Larson, Senior Research Engineer at Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, USA.

This talk will provide highlights of a recently-released 345-page study, Net-Zero America, that was the result of 2 years of effort by a large Princeton-led research team investigating pathways for the United States to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  The study assesses at state and local levels implications of achieving net-zero emissions for land use, employment, air pollution-related health, capital mobilization, incumbent fossil fuel industries, and new clean-energy industries.  It also provides a blueprint for what needs to be achieved in the next decade, via policy and other actions, for the U.S. to be on a path to net-zero by 2050.

The study’s release was covered by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other media outlets. Congressional committees and others in government have received briefings on the work.  The study drew praise from John Holdren, Science Advisor to President Obama and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (2009-2017), who wrote in the study’s foreword:  Net Zero America…sets an entirely new standard in this genre…. Everybody seriously interested in the crucial question of this country’s energy-climate future—not least the new Biden-Harris administration—needs to understand the findings of this extraordinary study. 

Thereafter, Eric Larson and other leaders of the Net-Zero America study are engaging with colleagues in other countries around the world to help launch locally-tailored net-zero studies modeled on Net-Zero America.


The event will be divided into 40 minutes of presentation and 15 minutes for questions and answers. The broadcast will be live on RCGI’s YouTube channel.



Language: English (simultaneous translation will not be provided)
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