Path to Zero
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5.09 - NYU Research Professor Amy Myers Jaffe on Curbing Climate Change with Digital Technologies

In his series of interviews from Climate Week in New York City, Tucker looks at the role of technological change in altering the global energy system with a true thought leader on global energy policy and sustainability. Amy Myers Jaffe is an energy consultant and leading expert on the geopolitics of oil, energy, security and risk. She is currently serving as Director of the Energy, Climate Justice,and Sustainability Lab and a research professor at New York University’s School of Professional Studies. She is author of Energy’s Digital Future and the Wall Street Journal op-ed: The Five Things Keeping us from Going All Electric. She is also a regular on the popular podcast, the Energy Gang.

Among the topics Tucker covers with Professor Jaffe:

  • The combination of Artificial Intelligence and big data are going to be very powerful with energy resiliency and decarbonization.
  • A summary of her latest book, Energy’s Digital Future, and the significant role that information and computing technologies will play in global energy systems.
  • The danger of limiting ourselves to all-electric solutions. There may be promising technology out there that might solve big problems and lowers carbon emissions without electrification.
  • How the Energy, Climate Justice, and Sustainability Lab at New York University is helping underserved communities prepare for climate adaptation and emergency response.