日 期： 11月29日(星期三) 10:00~12:00
地 點： 國立臺北科技大學 綜合科館第一演講廳 (捷運忠孝新生站4號出口)
講 師： Dr. Tengfang Xu (徐騰芳)
講 題：Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in Global and Local Contexts
In this distinguished lecture, Dr. Xu will address the pressing issues on climate change, including scientific observations in climate change, evolving activities in IPCC (i.e., Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), global impacts, and opportunities in mitigation. He will provide an overview of challenges and impacts on environmental systems and energy infrastructure, using California as an example. Some of the highlights are: Temperature impact on power demand is much higher than on supply infrastructure; impacts on hydropower supply may increase or decrease generation depending on water supply conditions; impacts of wildfires could potentially be high; impacts of climate change have to be understood on the local levels, in disaggregated fashion so that environmental lanning can be defined. More work is needed to evaluate wildfire and sea level rise impacts on the power sector infrastructure and temperature impacts on electricity transmission and distribution.
Dr. Xu will also provide his insight into opportunities in energy systems that we create and maintain to mitigate the impacts from climate change, and share thoughts in sustainable development.
Dr. Tengfang Xu (徐騰芳) is an Expert Program Manager in Energy Efficiency Portfolio Management at Pacific Gas and Electric, San Francisco, California. He oversees industrial standard practice (ISP) research and leads statewide Investor-owned utility (IOU) companies’ effort. He is an Adjunct Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2015; and a visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing.
Prior to PG&E, Dr. Xu was a Scientist and Principal Investigator in buildings and industrial energy efficiency and low-carbon development at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL), where he had worked for 16 years (1999-2015). He was a senior analyst for energy program evaluations in Quantum Consulting from 1998 to 1999, and was a researcher and design consultant at UC-Berkeley’s Center for Environmental Design Research (1992-1998).
At LBNL, Dr. Xu managed multi-million-dollar projects and teams of researchers, including project development, fund-raising, budgeting and staffing, project management and execution, deliverable to clients, and presentations to stakeholders. In addition to performing and managing RD&D projects, he provided extensive technical assistance and advisory services to governments and clients, and interacted effectively with clients, stakeholders, and customers including EPA Climate Change Division and Climate Leaders Program, CEC, IOUs, and NGOs. Xu’s effective leadership and communication ability was further demonstrated from his real-world experience in the capacities of IEST Technical VP and its Executive Board (2005-2007), Director of Standards and Practice Committee, and U.S. delegate to ISO-TC209, while he used pragmatic approaches to promote and advocate untapped energy efficiency solutions in various industries. Nominated by DOE and EPA, Xu was the U.S. Lead Reviewer for IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report (IPCC AR5) – WG III Buildings Chapter from February 2013 to September 2014, providing critical reviews and leadership in helping the U.S. Government honing its policy positions in the process of improving the comprehensive IPCC AR5 reports.
Dr. Xu has published more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and reports on energy, GHG management, and innovative policy options promoting markets for clean energy. Since 2002, Xu has served as an Editorial Advisory Board Member for six international journals on energy, environment, and mitigation of climate change. Recently he served as a co-editor for ASHRAE Cleanroom Design Guide.
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