Explore Energy and Climate Scenarios on Free En-ROADS Webinar

Join Climate Interactive for a free webinar on sustainable energy scenarios and how they are shaped by policy and investment using the yet-to-be released En-ROADS computer simulation. Participants will get to try out, in real-time, scenarios for the development of natural gas, renewable energy, Carbon prices, technology innovation, deforestation, and several other variables. The lightning-quick simulation will then illuminate insights, some that may be new, about what will work to address climate change and the energy transition.

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Please select the time that works best for you and register to attend the webinar:

- Tue, May 1, 2012 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
- Tue, May 1, 2012 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
- Wed, May 2, 2012 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

UPDATE: We’ve also just added two more dates due to demand:
- Tue, May 22, 2012 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
- Fri, May 25, 2012 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

Some of the pressing questions that En-ROADS can address include:

  • Can natural gas serve as a bridge fuel to climate stability?
  • Can an energy miracle emerge from the labs and bail us out?
  • How much can renewables and energy efficiency contribute?
  • What is the role of GDP growth?
  • Can we give ourselves a good chance at two degrees? (spoiler alert: “yes”)

The En-ROADS simulation is designed to enable anyone to test different energy scenarios using a tool that doesn’t require a degree in computer modeling and that runs on a personal computer. En-ROADS is an extension of the widely used climate simulation C-ROADS, which is in use by the U.S. State Department, Chinese government analysts, and many others worldwide. C-ROADS is available as a free download today.

Drew Jones, Climate Interactive Co-Director, will lead the En-ROADS webinar. Drew is a system dynamics modeler, facilitator, trainer, and designer of simulation-based learning environments. Trained in Environmental Engineering and System Dynamics modeling at Dartmouth College and Technology and Policy at MIT, he worked in the 1990s at Rocky Mountain Institute and in the 2000s with Dana Meadows at Sustainability Institute.

To further develop this project, our goal is to find partners who want to invest in and use En-ROADS and other simulations to make a difference in the world.

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