01/27/2014 - Sergio Carrà - Full Professor at the Department of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Thermodynamics of the Polytecnico of Milan
Energy: what is it ? The Ability To Do Work. Different Forms of Energy and Their Conversion
01/30/2014 - Ahmed F Ghoniem - Professor of Mechanical Engineering MIT
Introduction to Energy Sources and Energy Balances. Taxonomy of Primary and Secondary Energy Sources. Energy Transformations. Structure, Comprehension and Use of National Simplified Energy Balances
02/03/2014 - John M Reilly - Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Energy Demand: What Energy Sources and How Much of Them Does the World Consume? Total Primary and Final Energy Consumption by Fuel, by Sector and by Region
02/10/2014 - Ruben Juanes - ARCO Associate Professor in Energy Studies MIT
Energy Supply: oil Upstream & Downstream Industry; New Technologies (Conventional & Unconventional Oil)
02/13/2014 - Francis Martin O'Sullivan - Director of Research, MIT Energy Initiative
Energy Supply: gas & coal
Upstream & Downstream Industry; New Technologies (focus on conventional & unconventional gas)
02/17/2014 - Michael W Golay - Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering MIT
Energy Transformation: electricity generation & transmission. Energy Supply: renewables.
The Production Chain in the Present Day Situation and the Future Technological Development (focus on R&D in renewables)
02/24/2014 - Jacopo Buongiorno - Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering MIT
Energy Supply: nuclear.
The Production Chain in the Present Day Situation and the Future Technological Development (focus on R&D in nuclear)
02/27/2014 - Francis Martin O'Sullivan - Director of Research, MIT Energy Initiative
Energy costs and prices: fossil fuels. Structure of different energy markets, supply costs, energy price mechanism
03/03/2014 - Richard Schmalensee - Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management, Emeritus. Professor of Economics, Emeritus. Dean Emeritus
Energy costs and prices: renewables and electricity generation. Supply costs (different investment and O&M generation costs) , energy price mechanisms, Renewables subsidies
03/10/2014 - M. Nafi Toksoz - Professor Emeritus MIT
Resources and Reserves: how long will fossil fuels last? From resources to reserves (taxonomy); resources and reserves by areas and countries; the oil peak theory; energy and geopolitics
03/13/2014 - William H Green - Texaco-Mangelsdorf Assistant Professor MIT
Energy as feedstock in chemical industries: from petrol to green chemistry. Oil & gas use in chemistry industries. The present and the future of green chemistry.
03/17/2014 - Matthew Zaragoza
Energy, Growth and Development. Energy as fuel of economic and social development; the historical perspective of fossil fuels use and the reasons of their success; understanding energy poverty : statistical and geographical analysis; international policies and goals to fight energy poverty.
03/24/2014 - Ronald G Prinn - TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Science,Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS);Director, Center for Global Change Science (CGCS);Co-Director, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change (JPSPGC);
Local and Global Impacts of Fossil Fuels Use. Local Pollution and Climate Change: issues and open questions
03/27/2014 - Henry D Jacoby - William F. Pounds Professor of Management, Emeritus in the MIT Sloan School of Management
Energy Scenarios (part one). The Dynamic Link Between Environment, Economy, Population, Energy Consumption and Technology: Kaya Equation & Kuznet’s Curves.
03/31/2014 - Henry D Jacoby - William F. Pounds Professor of Management, Emeritus in the MIT Sloan School of Management
Energy Scenarios (part two). Energy Demand and Climate Change: Future Scenarios