• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Ali Douraghy

United States Department of Energy

Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Science & Innovation

Dr. Ali Douraghy is currently Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Science & Innovation at the U.S. Department of Energy, where he has served since January 2021. As PDUS, he leads oversight responsibilities for a $15 billion portfolio of activities across DOE’s Office of Science, Applied Energy Programs and 13 National Laboratories, the premier engines of scientific discovery and clean energy innovation. He has previously held science and technology leadership roles at Berkeley Lab, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia. Dr. Douraghy received his PhD in Biomedical Physics from the UCLA School of Medicine is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Sessions With Ali Douraghy

Thursday, 9 March

  • 11:00am - 11:30am (CST) / 09/mar/2023 05:00 pm - 09/mar/2023 05:30 pm

    Groundbreaking Technologies

    Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Will technologies come to the rescue to meet goals of the Paris Climate Accord? The importance and need of technologies—existing as well as those on the horizon—is highlighted in every energy transition conversation. Wind, solar PV and batteries have made significant improvements in performance and cost over the last two decades. However, hydrocarbons still account for 80% of primary energy supply—just as was the case 30 years back. This panel will discuss: What is necessary to accelerate the pace of deployment and development of clean energy technologies? Which technologies have the potential to scale to a gigaton in this decade? Considering the scale of change necessary in the global energy system, what should policy makers and investors do to accelerate the pace of transformation?