Eleanor Hildebrandt | April 13, 2022
The University of Iowa’s Hawkeye Decarbonization Summit will examine Iowa as an energy exporter in a new era of decarbonization.
The summit will take place on April 21 and 22 as a hybrid meeting. Decarb2040, a one-year research and community building project at the university, will be a focus during the event. The summit is overall focusing on decarbonizing Iowa’s energy and agriculture sectors. Presentations will go over the potential challenges that come alongside a decarbonization goal. The event does not have a registration fee, but registering is required. Individuals interested in attending the presentations in person or online can register here. In person lectures will occur in the IMU and at the Old Capitol on Thursday and Friday respectively.
Researchers on decarbonization from Colorado, Iowa, Vermont, and Washington D.C. will present at the event. International presenters from Australia, Belgium, and Chile will also attend the event. The keynote speaker at the event will be Saul Giffith. He is an entrepreneur, researcher, and author who recently released the book Electrify: An optimist’s playbook for a clean energy future. Presentations will be given on solar power’s future in Iowa as well as how decarbonization will impact rural versus urban communities and the Midwest economy.