Skip to main page content

Mithra Moezzi

Quantitative-qualitative research on energy systems
Participates in 2 items

Mithra Moezzi is a statistician and anthropological folklorist. She has worked in the energy, buildings, climate change, and sustainability industries at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Portland State University, Ecole des Mines Paris, and Ghoulem Research. She is the founder and manager of QQForward, an organization who develop and execute innovative, high-quality, and evidence-centered research for government, universities, and foundations. The goal of QQForward is to combine the best of academic research with insights from practitioners and the public to create usable recommendations and tools that help create a better world for people and nature together.

Sessions in which Mithra Moezzi participates

Monday 31 May, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
1:50 PM
1:54 PM EDT - 1:55 PM EDT | 1 minute
1:55 PM
1:55 PM EDT - 3:10 PM EDT | 1 hour 15 minutes

To combat climate change, many governments have made plans to overhaul how their jurisdictions use energy, transitioning from fossil-fuel centered systems to low-carbon ones. Critics say these transition plans are too focused on narrow versions of technology solutionism, and arise from cultures, cadres, and calculations that created climate change in the first place. Implementation will devalue some people, places, and ways of living and foster others. Who wants a smart home, for example?