Decarbonization decision-making in the western United States under political uncertainty

Feb 14, 2022, 12:15 pm1:15 pm
Virtual seminar


  • Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment
  • High Meadows Environmental Institute
  • Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Open to the public, RSVP required.
Event Description

Michael Davidson is an assistant professor joint with the School of Global Policy and Strategy and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Davidson’s teaching and research focus on the engineering implications and institutional conflicts inherent in deploying low-carbon energy at scale to mitigate environmental harms, specializing in applications to China, India, and the U.S. Michael holds a Ph.D. in engineering systems and an S.M. in technology and policy from MIT, and a B.S. in mathematics and physics and a B.A. in Japanese studies from Case Western Reserve University. He has held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at Tsinghua University, and worked on U.S.-China climate policy for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

In this talk, Dr. Davidson will discuss ongoing work examining the power system decarbonization landscape across the eleven states of the western United States under political uncertainty.