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By April 6, 2016 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Tony Roulstone – 4/19/16 @ 10:30am

Date: 4/19/16
Time: 10:30am
Location: Wean Hall 3701 Conference Room
Speaker: Tony Roulstone
Topic: Engineering factors that drive SMR economics

Seminar Announcement

Abstract:

The United Kingdom is considering whether to build a series of SMRs after the current 16 GW large reactor program to increase the nuclear share of electricity …

By March 15, 2016 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Richard Alley – 4/1/16 @ 12:00pm

Date: 4/1/16
Time: 12:00pm
Location: 340 Tepper – Grand Room
Speaker: Richard Alley
Topic: Slip Slidin’ Away: Ice Sheets and Sea-Level Rise

Seminar Announcement

Abstract:

Warming melts ice, and melting of ice that is not floating contributes to sea level rise. Sea level now is rising because glaciers in the …

By March 8, 2016 Read More →

Characterizing the GHG emission impacts of carsharing: a case of Vancouver

“Characterizing the GHG emission impacts of carsharing: a case of Vancouver” – M. Namazu, H. Dowlatabadi, Environmental Research Letters, 10 (2015), 124017. [Full Paper]…

By March 8, 2016 Read More →

A decision science approach for integrating social science in climate and energy solutions

“A decision science approach for integrating social science in climate and energy solutions” – G. Wong-Parodi, T. Krishnamurti, A. Davis, D.d Schwartz, B. Fischhoff, Nature Climate Change, accepted. [Full Paper]…

By March 8, 2016 Read More →

Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Plants: Paving the way for thermal solar

“Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Plants: Paving the way for thermal solar” – B. Jubran Alqahani, D. Patino-Echeverri, Applied Energy, 169 (2016), 927-936. [Full Paper]…

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

Effects of Regional Temperature on Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range, and Emissions in the United States

“Effects of Regional Temperature on Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range, and Emissions in the United States” – T. Yuksel, J.J. Michalek, Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (6), 3974-3980. [Full Paper]…

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

Emissions and Cost Implications of Controlled Electric Vehicle Charging in the U.S. PJM Interconnection

“Emissions and Cost Implications of Controlled Electric Vehicle Charging in the U.S. PJM Interconnection” – A. Weis, J.J. Michalek, P. Jaramillo, R. Leuken, Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (2015), 5813-5819. [Full Paper]…

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

A techno-economic analysis and optimization of Li-ion batteries for light-duty passenger vehicle electrification

“A techno-economic analysis and optimization of Li-ion batteries for light-duty passenger vehicle electrification” – A. Sakti, J.J. Michalek, E.R.H. Fuchs, J.F. Whitacre, Journal of Power Sources, 273 (2015), 966-980. [Full Paper]…

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

Consequential life cycle air emissions externalities for plug-in electric vehicles in the PJM interconnection

“Consequential life cycle air emissions externalities for plug-in electric vehicles in the PJM interconnection” – A. Weis, P. Jaramillo, J. Michalek, Environmental Research Letters, 11 (2016), 1-12. [Full Paper]…

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

Characterizing the GHG emission impacts of carsharing: a case of Vancouver

“Characterizing the GHG emission impacts of carsharing: a case of Vancouver” – M. Namazu, H. Dowlatabadi, Environmental Research Letters, 10 (2015), 1-10. [Full Paper]…

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

Fuel economy testing of autonomous vehicles

“Fuel economy testing of autonomous vehicles” – A. Chaim Mersky, C. Samaras, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 65 (2016) 31-48. [Full Paper]…

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

Strategic Demand-Side Response to Wind Power Integration

“Strategic Demand-Side Response to Wind Power Integration” – A. Daraeepour, S. Jalal Kazempour, D. Patino-Echeverri, A. J. Conejo, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2016. [Full Paper]…

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

An alternate wind power integration mechanism: Coal plants with flexible amine-based CCS

“An alternate wind power integration mechanism: Coal plants with flexible amine-based CCS” – R. Bandyopadhyay, D. Patino-Echeverri, Renewable Energy, 85 (2016), 704-713. [Full Paper]

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

Residential Solar PV Systems in the Carolinas: Opportunities and Outcomes

“Residential Solar PV Systems in the Carolinas: Opportunities and Outcomes” – B. Jubran Alqahtani, K. Moore Holt, D. Patino-Echeverri, L. Pratson, Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (2016), 2082-2091. [Full Paper]…

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

What can reanalysis data tell us about wind power?

“What can reanalysis data tell us about wind power?” – S. Rose, J. Apt, Renewable Energy, 83 (2015), 963–969. [Full Paper]

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

Robust resource adequacy planning in the face of coal retirements

“Robust resource adequacy planning in the face of coal retirements” – R. Lueken, J. Apt, F. Sowell, Energy Policy, 88 (2016), 371-388. [Full Paper]…

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

Environmental risk perception from visual cues: the psychophysics of tornado risk perception

“Environmental risk perception from visual cues: the psychophysics of tornado risk perception” – B. Dewitt, B. Fischhoff, A. Davis, S.B. Brommell, Environmental Research Letters, 10 (2015), 1-15. [Full Paper]

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

Enabling private sector investment in microgrid-based rural electrification in developing countries: A review

“Enabling private sector investment in microgrid-based rural electrification in developing countries: A review” – N. Williams, P. Jaramillo, J. Taneja, T. Selim Ustun, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 52 (2015), 1268–1281. [Full Paper]

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

A Heat Vulnerability Index and Adaptation Solutions for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“A Heat Vulnerability Index and Adaptation Solutions for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania” – K. Bradford, L. Abrahams, M. Hegglin, K. Klima, Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (19), 11303–11311. [Full Paper]

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

Geographic smoothing of solar PV: results from Gujarat

“Geographic smoothing of solar PV: results from Gujarat” – K. Klima, J. Apt, Environmental Research Letters, 10 (2015), 1-7. [Full Paper]…

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

Modeling Nanomaterial Environmental Fate in Aquatic Systems

“Modeling Nanomaterial Environmental Fate in Aquatic Systems” – A. Dale, G.V. Lowry, E. Casman, Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (5), 2587–2593. [Full Paper]

By March 4, 2016 Read More →

Stream Dynamics and Chemical Transformations Control the Environmental Fate of Silver and Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles in a Watershed-Scale Model

“Stream Dynamics and Chemical Transformations Control the Environmental Fate of Silver and Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles in a Watershed-Scale Model” – A. Dale, G.V. Lowry, E. Casman, Environmental Science & Technology, 49 (12), 7285–7293. [Full Paper]

By March 3, 2016 Read More →

Water impacts of a low-carbon electric power future: assessment methodology and status

“Water impacts of a low-carbon electric power future: assessment methodology and status” – H. Zhai, E.S. Rubin, Current Sustainable Renewable Energy Reports, 2 (2015), 1-9. [Full Paper]…

By March 3, 2016 Read More →

Membrane-based Carbon Capture from Flue Gas: A Review

“Membrane-based Carbon Capture from Flue Gas:  A Review” – R. Khalipour, K. Mumford, H. Zhai, A. Abbas, G. Stevens, E.S. Rubin, Journal of Cleaner Production, 103 (2015), 286-300. [Full Paper]…

By March 3, 2016 Read More →

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Adoption Increases Fleet Gasoline Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions under United States Corporate Average Fuel Economy Policy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

“Alternative Fuel Vehicle Adoption Increases Fleet Gasoline Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions under United States Corporate Average Fuel Economy Policy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards” – A. Jenn, I. Azevedo, J.J. Michalek, Environmental Science & Technology, 50 (5), 2165–2174. [Full Paper]

By March 3, 2016 Read More →

Opportunities for Decarbonizing Existing U.S. Coal-Fired Power Plants via CO2 Capture, Utilization and Storage

“Opportunities for Decarbonizing Existing U.S. Coal-Fired Power Plants via CO2 Capture, Utilization and Storage” – H. Zhai, Y. Ou, E.S. Rubin, Environmental Science and Technology, 49 (2015), 7571-7579. [Full Paper]…

By March 3, 2016 Read More →

Historical construction costs of global nuclear power reactors

“Historical construction costs of global nuclear power reactors” – J.R. Lovering, A. Yip, T. Nordhaus, Energy Policy, 91 (2016), 371–382. [Full Paper]

By March 3, 2016 Read More →

The potential of renewables versus natural gas with CO2 capture and storage for power generation under CO2 constraints

“The potential of renewables versus natural gas with CO2 capture and storage for power generation under CO2 constraints” – M. van den Broek, N. Bergout, E.S. Rubin, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 49 (2015), 1296-1322. [Full Paper]

By March 3, 2016 Read More →

Fuel poverty, excess winter deaths, and energy costs in Vermont: Burdensome for whom?

“Fuel poverty, excess winter deaths, and energy costs in Vermont: Burdensome for whom?” – J. Teller-Elsberg, B. Sovacool, T. Smith, E. Laine, Energy Policy, 90 (2016) 81-91. [Full Paper]…

By March 3, 2016 Read More →

A Review of Learning Rates for Electricity Supply Technologies

“A Review of Learning Rates for Electricity Supply Technologies” – E.S. Rubin, I. Azevedo, P. Jaramillo, S. Yeh, Energy Policy, 86 (2015), 198-218. [Full Paper]…

By March 3, 2016 Read More →

Innovacion, la clave para combatir el cambio climatico

“Innovacion, la clave para combatir el cambio climatico” – E.S. Rubin, Diaria, December 14, 2015. [Full Piece]…

By March 3, 2016 Read More →

Uncertainty in the Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Production of Three Bio-based Polymer Families

“Uncertainty in the Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Production of Three Bio-based Polymer Families” – I.D. Posen, P. Jaramillo, W.M. Griffin, Environmental Science & Technology, accepted. [Full Paper]…

By March 3, 2016 Read More →

Forecasting light-duty vehicle demand using alternative-specific constants for endogeneity correction versus calibration

“Forecasting light-duty vehicle demand using alternative-specific constants for endogeneity correction versus calibration” – C.G. Haaf, W.R. Morrow, I. Azevedo, E. McDonnell Feit, J.J. Michalek,  Transportation Research Part B, 84 (2016), 182-210. [Full Paper]…

By March 3, 2016 Read More →

The Cost of CO2 Capture and Storage

“The Cost of CO2 Capture and Storage” – E.S. Rubin, J.E. Davison, H.J. Herzog, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 20 (2015), 378-400. [Full Paper]…

By March 3, 2016 Read More →

Estimating greenhouse gas emissions from future Amazonian hydroelectric reservoirs

“Estimating greenhouse gas emissions from future Amazonian hydroelectric reservoirs” – F. Faria, P. Jaramillo, H.O. Sawakuchi, J.E. Richey, N. Barros, Environmental Research Letters, 10 (2015), 1-13. [Full Paper]…

By March 3, 2016 Read More →

Life Cycle Water Use of Coal- and Natural-gas-fired Power Plants with and without Carbon Capture and Storage

“Life Cycle Water Use of Coal- and Natural-gas-fired Power Plants with and without Carbon Capture and Storage” – Y. Ou, H. Zhai, E.S. Rubin, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 44 (2016), 249-261. [Full Paper]…

By February 9, 2016 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Elaine Ulrich – 2/22/16 @ 12:00pm

Date: 2/22/16
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Wean Hall 3701 Conference Room
Speaker: Elaine Ulrich
Topic: Spatial Economic and Multi-Criteria Analysis of the Optimal Siting of Wind Power Plants

Seminar Announcement

Abstract:

The US Dept of Energy SunShot Initiative is a national collaborative effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms …

By February 9, 2016 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Steven Rose – 2/8/16 @ 2:00pm

Date: 2/8/16
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Steven Rose
Topic: Spatial Economic and Multi-Criteria Analysis of the Optimal Siting of Wind Power Plants

Seminar Announcement

Abstract:

The social cost of carbon (SCC) is an estimate of global climate change damages to society from a unit of …

By December 3, 2015 Read More →

Is rooftop solar PV at socket parity without subsidies?

“Is rooftop solar PV at socket parity without subsidies?” – S. Hagerman, P. Jaramillo, G. Morgan, Energy Policy, 89, 84-94. [Full Paper]…

By December 3, 2015 Read More →

A New Approach of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Outreach in Climate Change, Energy, and Environmental Decision Making

“A New Approach of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Outreach in Climate Change, Energy, and Environmental Decision Making” – F. Faria, K. Klima, I.D. Posen, I.L. Azevedo, Sustainability, 8 (5), 261-271. [Full Paper]…

By December 3, 2015 Read More →

The realities of risk-cost-benefit analysis

“The realities of risk-cost-benefit analysis” – B. Fischhoff, Science, 350 (6260), aaa6516-1-aaa6516-7.…

By December 3, 2015 Read More →

Adaptation Frameworks Used by United States Decision-Makers: A Literature Review

“Adaptation Frameworks Used by United States Decision-Makers: A Literature Review” – S. Markolf, K. Klima, T. Wong, Environment, Systems and Decisions. 2015. doi:10.​1007/​s10669-015-9572-3. [Full Paper]…

By November 2, 2015 Read More →

Ice storm frequencies in a warmer climate

“Ice storm frequencies in a warmer climate.” – K. Klima and M.G. Morgan, Climatic Change, 133 (2015) 209-222. [Full Paper]…

By October 22, 2015 Read More →

Understanding Attitudes and Pro-Environmental Behaviors in a Chilean Community

“Understanding Attitudes and Pro-Environmental Behaviors in a Chilean Community” – N.C. Bronfman, P.C. Cisternas, E. Lopez-Vazquez, C. de la Maza, J.C. Oyanedel, Sustainability, 7 (2015), 14133-14152. [Full Paper]…

By October 22, 2015 Read More →

CEDM News: Granger Morgan Testifies Before Congress

From www.cmu.edu:
Speaking before the House Science and Technology Committee, Granger Morgan highlighted actions that could make the nation’s electricity supply less vulnerable and more resilient, which could save lives.

He focused on strategies to avoid physical disruption of the power system; strategies to speed the process of repairing …

By October 22, 2015 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Reinhard Madlener – 10/28/15 @ 1:00pm

*Seminar has been moved to 1:00pm*
Date: 10/28/2015
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Reinhard Madlener
Topic: Spatial Economic and Multi-Criteria Analysis of the Optimal Siting of Wind Power Plants

Seminar Announcement

Abstract:
Wind energy is one of the most important renewable energy sources in Germany, playing …

By October 8, 2015 Read More →

A Heat Vulnerability Index and Adaptation Solutions for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“A Heat Vulnerability Index and Adaptation Solutions for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania” – K. Bradford, L. Abrahams, M. Hegglin, K. Klima, Environmental Science & Technology, 29 (2015) 11303-11311. [Full Paper]…

By October 8, 2015 Read More →

Regional energy rebound effect: The impact of economy-wide and sector level energy efficiency improvement in Georgia, USA

“Regional energy rebound effect: The impact of economy-wide and sector level energy efficiency improvement in Georgia, USA” – X. Yu, J. Moreno-Cruz, J.C. Crittenden, Energy Policy, 87 (2015) 250-259. [Full Paper]…

By October 6, 2015 Read More →

CEDM News: Seth Borenstein of the AP features prominent input from Peter Adams

“Volkswagen’s pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis.

“The software that the company admitted using to get around government emissions limits allowed VWs to spew enough …

By October 2, 2015 Read More →

CEDM News: Neil Donahue Speaks on “How Climate Change and Air Quality are Interconnected in the Developing World” at the Duquesne Presidential Conference on the Integrity of Creation: Climate Change

On October 1, Neil Donahue spoke at Duquense University’s first annual Presidential Conference on the Integrity of Creation: Climate Change on “How Climate Change and Air Quality are Interconnected in the Developing World“. Dr. Donahue’s talk was preceded by the opening plenary given by Richard Alley on “Gold …

By September 16, 2015 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Researchers show that methane leakage rate holds the key to make natural gas-derived fuels greener than conventional gasoline to power light-duty vehicles

Ph.D. student Fan Tong and EPP faculty members Dr. Paulina Jaramillo and Dr. Inês L. Azevedo from Carnegie Mellon University recently evaluated the greenhouse gas emissions of using natural gas to power light-duty vehicles (passenger vehicles and SUVs).The analysis indicates that among all natural gas-derived fuels only battery electric vehicles

By September 10, 2015 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Evelina Trutnevyte – 10/12/2015 @ Noon

Date: 10/12/2015
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Wean Hall 3701 Conference Room
Speaker: Evelina Trutnevyte
Topic: Does cost optimization approximate the real-world energy transition?

Abstract:

Modeling for energy policy analysis is often grounded in an assumption that economic rationale is the key driver of the future energy transition. For example, widely-used …

By September 10, 2015 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Nick Muller – 10/5/2015 @ Noon

Date: 10/5/2015
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Wean Hall 3701 Conference Room
Speaker: Nick Muller
Topic: Implications of external costs for measures of output, growth, and policy analysis

Seminar Abstract:

Modern economic activity generates pollution. Most forms of pollution are not priced by markets because the impacts of such residuals are …

By August 12, 2015 Read More →

Comparison of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gases from Natural Gas Pathways for Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

“Comparison of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gases from Natural Gas Pathways for Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles” – F. Tong, P. Jaramillo, I.L. Azevedo, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 49, No. 12, 2015, 7123-7133.…

By August 12, 2015 Read More →

Regional Variability and Uncertainty of Electric Vehicle Life Cycle CO2 Emissions across the United States

“Regional Variability and Uncertainty of Electric Vehicle Life Cycle CO2 Emissions across the United States” – M.M. Tamayao, J.J. Michalek, C. Hendrickson, I.L. Azevedo, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 49, No. 14, 2015, 8844-8855.…

By August 12, 2015 Read More →

How to improve modeling approaches to represent the future costs of energy technologies? Reviewing the findings from learning curves from energy technologies

“How to improve modeling approaches to represent the future costs of energy technologies? Reviewing the findings from learning curves from energy technologies” – E. Rubin, I.L. Azevedo, S. Yeh, P. Jaramillo, Energy Policy, Vol. 86, 2015, 198-218.…

By August 12, 2015 Read More →

Assessing regional differences in lighting heat replacement effects in residential buildings across the United States

“Assessing regional differences in lighting heat replacement effects in residential buildings across the United States” – J. Min, I.L. Azevedo, P. Hakkarainen, Applied Energy, Vol. 141, 2015, 12-18.…

By August 12, 2015 Read More →

Ice Storm Frequencies in a Warmer Climate: Letter

” Ice Storm Frequencies in a Warmer Climate”: Letter – K. Klima, M.G. Morgan, Climactic Change, 2015 (10.1007/s10584-015-1460-9).…

By August 12, 2015 Read More →

How do we fund our roads? A case of decreasing revenue from electric vehicles

“How do we fund our roads? A case of decreasing revenue from electric vehicles” – A. Jenn, Journal of Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Vol. 74, 2015, 136-137.…

By August 12, 2015 Read More →

Bulk Energy Storage Increases United States Electricity System Emissions

“Bulk Energy Storage Increases United States Electricity System Emissions” – E.S. Hittinger, I.L. Azevedo, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 49, No. 5, 2015, 3203-3210.…

By August 12, 2015 Read More →

Implications of Ammonia Emissions from Post-Combustion Carbon Capture for Airborne Particulate Matter

“Implications of Ammonia Emissions from Post-Combustion Carbon Capture for Airborne Particulate Matter” – J. Heo, S.T. McCoy, P.J. Adams, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 49, No. 8, 2015, 5142-5150.…

By August 12, 2015 Read More →

An Integrated Assessment Model for Helping the United States Sea Scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) Fishery Plan Ahead for Ocean Acidification and Warming

” An Integrated Assessment Model for Helping the United States Sea Scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) Fishery Plan Ahead for Ocean Acidification and Warming” – S.R. Cooley, J.E. Rheuban, D.R. Hart, V. Luu, D.M. Glover, J.A. Hare, S.C. Doney, Plos One 10, 2015.…

By August 12, 2015 Read More →

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions From U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Exports: Implications for End Uses

“Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions From U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Exports: Implications for End Uses” – L.S. Abrahams, C. Samaras, W.M. Griffin, H.S. Matthews, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 49, No. 5, 2015, 3237-3245.…

By July 24, 2015 Read More →

CEDM News: Study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers reports on carbon footprints of various electric vehicles by region

“A new study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers finds that in some regions of the United States electric vehicles have the smallest carbon footprint, but in other regions, hybrids do.

Carnegie Mellon Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and Mechanical EngineeringJeremy Michalek, Associate Professor of Engineering and Public …

By June 25, 2015 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Researchers Analyze the Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Using Natural Gas to Power Buses and Trucks

Ph.D. student Fan Tong and EPP faculty members Dr. Paulina Jaramillo and Dr. Inês L. Azevedo from Carnegie Mellon University recently evaluated the greenhouse gas emissions of using natural gas to power medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (such as transit buses, pick-up trucks, package delivery trucks, box trucks refuse trucks, and

By April 9, 2015 Read More →

CEDM News: CMU study on Electric Vehicles featured in Wired magazine

The Carnegie Mellon study considers two ways to recoup the funds EV drivers aren’t paying in gas taxes: a usage tax of two cents per mile, and an annual registration fee of 0.6 percent of the car’s MSRP. Neither is likely to happen. The government is encouraging people to buy …

By March 26, 2015 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Researchers Propose Solutions To Reduction in Revenue from Gasoline Tax

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering have found that an increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) would result in reduced consumption of gasoline and consequently a decrease in gasoline tax revenue that currently supports infrastructure development and maintenance in the U.S. The scientists say the loss of tax …

By March 23, 2015 Read More →

CEDM News: Azevedo and Posen Publish Blog Post on The Energy Collective

Ines Azevedo and Daniel Posen of CEDM have recently published a blog post on The Energy Collective.  In their short essay, they discuss the potential benefits of expanding the scope of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2).  To read the essay, click here.…

By March 20, 2015 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM researcher Iris Grossmann’s paper “Solar electricity supply isolines of generation capacity and storage” was just published with PNAS

“In the paper we report that pairs of electricity generation capacity G and storage S that give dispatchable electricity and are minimal with respect to S for a given G, exhibit a smooth relationship of mutual substitutability (“isolines”) between G and S. Applications for planning dispatchable solar energy supply are …

By February 26, 2015 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Researchers Produce Blog Post: U.S. LNG Exports Can Save GHGs Globally, U.S. Accrues Social Cost

CEDM Researchers Leslie Abrahams and Costa Samaras have recently published a blog post on The Energy Collective titled “U.S. LNG Exports Can Save GHGs Globally, U.S. Accrues Social Cost“…

By February 11, 2015 Read More →

Assessment of Technologies for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

“Assessment of Technologies for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles” – I.L. Azevedo, Natioal Research Council, 2014.…

By February 11, 2015 Read More →

Net carbon emissions savings and energy reductions from lighting energy efficiency measures when accounting for changes in heating and cooling demands: a regional comparison

“Net carbon emissions savings and energy reductions from lighting energy efficiency measures when accounting for changes in heating and cooling demands: a regional comparison” – J. Min, I’L. Azevedo,A. Morgan, P Hakkarainen, Applied Energy, Vol. 414, No. 1. , 2015, 12-15.…

By February 11, 2015 Read More →

Nonproliferation Improvements and Challenges Presented by Small Modular Reactors, Progress in Nuclear Energy

“Nonproliferation Improvements and Challenges Presented by Small Modular Reactors, Progress in Nuclear Energy” – S. Prasad, A. Abdulla, M.G. Morgan, I.L. Azevedo, Prog. Nucl. Energ., Vol. 80, 2015, 101-109.…

By February 11, 2015 Read More →

Greenhouse gas mitigation benefits of expanding the U.S. renewable fuel standard to promote bio-ethylene production

“Greenhouse gas mitigation benefits of expanding the U.S. renewable fuel standard to promote bio-ethylene production” – I.D. Posen, W.M. Griffin, H.S. Matthews, I.L. Azevedo, Environmental Science & Technology, 2015.…

By February 10, 2015 Read More →

What Day-Ahead Reserves are Needed in Electric Grids with High Levels of Wind Power?Environmental Research Letters

What Day-Ahead Reserves are Needed in Electric Grids with High Levels of Wind Power?” – B. Mauch, J. Apt, P.M.S. Carvalho, P. Jaramillo, Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 8, 2013, 034013.

By February 10, 2015 Read More →

Rape self-defense strategies: A review of their effectiveness

“Rape self-defense strategies: A review of their effectiveness” – L. Furby, B. Fischhof, Victimology (In Press).…

By February 10, 2015 Read More →

Science is useful, only if we know how good it is

“Science is useful, only if we know how good it is” – B. Fischhoff, In Press.…

By February 10, 2015 Read More →

Risk perception and communication

“Risk perception and communication” – R. Detels, M. Guillford, Q.A. Karim, C.C. Tan, Oxford Textbook of Public Health, Sixth Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, In Press.…

By February 10, 2015 Read More →

Individual differences in decision-making competence across the lifespan

“Individual differences in decision-making competence across the lifespan” – E.A. Wilhelms, V.F. Reyna, Neuroeconomics, Judgment and Decision Making, New York: Psychology Press, 2014, 219-236.…

By February 10, 2015 Read More →

Counting civilian casualties: An introduction to recording and estimating nonmilitary deaths in conflict

“Counting civilian casualties: An introduction to recording and estimating nonmilitary deaths in conflict” – T. Seybolt, J. Aronson, B. Fischhoff, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.  Introduction.…

By February 9, 2015 Read More →

Developing interventions about residential electricity use: Three lessons learned

“Developing interventions about residential electricity use: Three lessons learned” – W. Bruine de Bruin, T. Krishnamurti, Delivering Energy Policy in the UK and the US: A Multi-Disciplinary Reader, 2015.

By February 9, 2015 Read More →

Developing communications about CCS: Three lessons learned

“Developing communications about CCS: Three lessons learned” – W. Bruine de Bruin, L.A. Mayer, M.G. Morgan, Journal of Risk Research, Vol. 18,  No. 6, 2015, 699-705.

By February 9, 2015 Read More →

Advertising energy savings programs: The potential environmental cost of emphasizing monetary savings

“Advertising energy savings programs: The potential environmental cost of emphasizing monetary savings” – D. Schwartz, W. Bruine de Bruin, B. Fischhoff, L. Lave, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 2015 (dx.doi.org/10.1037/xap0000042).

By February 9, 2015 Read More →

Nonconvex equilibrium prices in prediction markets

Nonconvex equilibrium prices in prediction markets” – A.K. Seshadri, Decision Analysis, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2015 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/deca.2014.0306). [ Full Paper ]

By February 9, 2015 Read More →

Will subsidies drive electric vehicle adoption in China and the U.S.?

Will subsidies drive electric vehicle adoption in China and the U.S.?” – J.P. Helveston, Y. Liu, E. M. Feit, E. Fuchs, E. Klampfl, J.J. Michalek, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 2015.

By February 9, 2015 Read More →

Changing the renewable fuel standard to a renewable material standard: bioethylene case study

Changing the renewable fuel standard to a renewable material standard: bioethylene case study” – I. D. Posen, W. M. Griffin, H.S. Matthews, I. L. Azevedo, Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2015, 93-102. [Full Paper]

By February 9, 2015 Read More →

Oceans of acid: How fossil fuels could destroy marine ecosystems

“Oceans of acid: How fossil fuels could destroy marine ecosystems” – S.C. Doney, PBS WGBH NOVA Next website, 2014.

By January 26, 2015 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Sonia Yeh – 4/13/2015 @ Noon

Date: 4/13/2015
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Sonia Yeh
Topic: Modeling to Support California’s Climate Policy

Seminar Abstract

By January 26, 2015 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Rob Axtell – 3/30/2015 @ Noon

Date: 3/30/2015
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Rob Axtell
Topic: Pathologies of Integrated Assessments of Climate Change and What Can Be Done to Fix Them

Seminar Abstract

By January 26, 2015 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Gregory Nemet – 3/16/2015 @ Noon

Date: 3/16/2015
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Gregory Nemet
Topic: Pricing of installed solar PV systems in the U.S. 2000-2013

Seminar Abstract

By January 26, 2015 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Austin Brown – 2/16/2015 @ Noon

Date: 2/16/2015
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Austin Brown
Topic: Possible Energy Impacts of Vehicle Automation

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By January 26, 2015 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Raul Pacheco-Vego – 2/3/2015 @ 3:30 PM

Date: 2/3/2015
Time: 3:30
Location: Wean Hall 3701 Conference Room
Speaker: Raul Pacheco-Vego
Topic: Analyzing conflict dynamics between waste pickers and municipal governments in Mexico and Spain.

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By January 26, 2015 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Rick Larrick – 2/2/2015 @ Noon

Date: 2/2/2015
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Rick Larrick
Topic: Designing Better Energy Metrics for Consumers

Seminar Abstract

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By January 23, 2015 Read More →

CEDM News: Inês Lima Azevedo accepted to editorial board of Environmental Research Letters

CEDM Co-director and Co-PI Inês Lima Azevedo has accepted a position on the editorial board of Environmental Research Letters.  The position will be starting this January and will continue for the next two years.…

By January 15, 2015 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM and EPP researchers and faculty published in ES&T

Ph.D. researcher Nathaniel Gilbraith and EPP faculty members Dr. Inês L. Azevedo and Dr. Paulina Jaramillo recently evaluated the energy and emissions savings benefits of more stringent building energy codes that improve building energy efficiency. Their analysis indicates that more stringent building energy codes can provide hundreds of millions of

By January 13, 2015 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Elizabeth Wilson – 1/26/2015 @ Noon

Date: 1/26/2015
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Elizabeth Wilson
Topic: Making Electric Futures

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By December 8, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: EPP PhD student Fan Tong, EPP PhD alumna Ivonne Peña, and EPP Professor, Inês Azevedo Have Produced an Op-Ed on the US-China Bilateral Announcement for Post-2020, appearing in TheEnergyCollective.com

EPP PhD student Fan Tong, EPP PhD alumna Ivonne Peña, and EPP Professor, Inês Azevedo, recently published an Op-Ed at the TheEnergyCollective.com on the recent U.S.-China joint announcement on climate change. They believed that “the pledge by the Chinese government to ‘achieve peaking of CO2 emissions around 2030’

By November 13, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Researcher Costa Samaras Published on Boston’s NPR Website

“This week, with news from President Barack Obama’s visit to Asia on an unprecedented agreement for climate change reduction between the leaders of both the United States and China, one guest,Constantine Samaras of Carnegie Mellon University, offered his take on the new deal.”

Click here to read more……

By November 10, 2014 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Jennie Rheuban – 11/10 @ Noon

Date: 11/10/2014
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Jennie Rheuban
Topic: Policy Efforts in the S.E. Massachusetts Area Related to Global Climate Change

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By November 3, 2014 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Francisco de la Chesnaye – 11/3 @ Noon

Date: 11/3/2014
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Francisco de la Chesnaye
Topic: Modeling Work on the Impact of Renewables on Flexible Operations of Base Load Units

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By October 27, 2014 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – William Chernicoff – 10/27 @ Noon

Date: 10/27/2014
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Bill Chernicoff
Topic: Challenges Faced by the Alternative Fuels Industry

Seminar Abstract

By October 22, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: Inês Lima Azevedo Included in Response Piece on the Rebound Effect in DotEarth

Inês Lima Azevedo was recently included in a post containing a response which she contributed to on the rebound effect in DotEarth, published by the New York Times.

Click here to read the full post……

By October 14, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Contributors Featured in Series of Documentaries on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living

Sustainability Pioneers is a Southwestern Pennsylvania-based series of short documentaries visualizing a bridge from our fossil-fuel based economy to an economy based on renewable energy and sustainable living. 

The series is produced by Kirsi Jansa, a documentary filmmaker and journalist and the producer of Gas Rush Storiesshort documentaries

By October 14, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: New NOAA/NASA Marine Biodiversity Project in Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers Scott Doney and Maria Kavanaugh are part of a new collaborative effort to understand and monitor changes in marine biodiversity within U.S. coastal waters, focusing initially on the Monterey Bay and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuaries.
Find out more at:
By October 6, 2014 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Joe Aldy – 10/6 @ Noon

Date: 10/6/2014
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Joe Aldy
Topic: Climate Reparations or Redistribution

Seminar Abstract

By September 29, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM participants’ response to a piece by the Wall Street Journal

Check out Andy Revkin’s post at DotEarth where a letter produced by several CEDM investigators responds to a recent Koonin piece in the WSJ.…

By September 9, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Researcher Dalia Patiño-Echeverri published in ES&T regarding U.S. coal exports to Asia

“Despite the large amount of emissions produced by shipping the coal such a long distance, our analysis shows that the total emissions would drop because of the superior energy efficiency of South Korea’s newer coal-fired power plants,” said Dalia Patiño-Echeverri, assistant professor of energy systems and public policy at Duke.…

By September 8, 2014 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Peter Adams – 9/8 @ Noon

Date: 9/8/2014
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Peter Adams
Topic: Crash Course in Air Pollution for Policy Analysts

Seminar Announcement

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By August 29, 2014 Read More →

An integrated reservoir-power system model for evaluating the impacts of wind integration on hydropower resources

“An integrated reservoir-power system model for evaluating the impacts of wind integration on hydropower resources” – J.D. Kern, D. Patino-Echeverri, G.W. Characklis, Renewable Energy, Vol. 71, November 2014, 553-562 (doi:10.1016/j.renene/2014/06.014). [ Full Paper ]…

By August 29, 2014 Read More →

Feasibility of Flexible Technology Standards for Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants and Their Implications for New Technology Development

“Feasibility of Flexible Technology Standards for Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants and Their Implications for New Technology Development” – D. Patino-Echeverri, UCLA Law Review, Vol. 61, 2014, 1896-1928. [ Full Paper ]…

By August 29, 2014 Read More →

The Impacts of Wind Power Integration on Sub-Daily Variation in River Flows Downstream of Hydroelectric Dams

“The Impacts of Wind Power Integration on Sub-Daily Variation in River Flows Downstream of Hydroelectric Dams” – J.D. Kern, D. Patino-Echeverri, G.W. Characklis, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 48, No. 16, 2014, 9844-9851 (doi:10:1021/es405437h). [ Full Paper ]…

By August 25, 2014 Read More →

CEDM NEWS: CEDM-affiliated researcher Wandi Bruine de Bruin quoted by Metro about her project on public preparedness for heatwaves in the UK

To read the entirety of the story in Metro, click here.…

By August 12, 2014 Read More →

Our Knowledge of the World is Often Not Simple: Policymakers should not duck that fact, but should deal with it

“Our Knowledge of the World is Often Not Simple: Policymakers should not duck that fact, but should deal with it” – M.G. Morgan, Risk Analysis, Vol. 35, No. 10, 2014, 19-20.…

By August 12, 2014 Read More →

The Urban Microgrid: Smart Legal and Regulatory Policies to Support Electric Grid Resiliency and Climate Mitigation

“The Urban Microgrid: Smart Legal and Regulatory Policies to Support Electric Grid Resiliency and Climate Mitigation” – K.B. Jones, J.S. Bartell, D. Nugent, J. Hart, A. Shrestha, Fordham Urban Law Review, Vol. 41, 2014, 1695-1757.…

By August 12, 2014 Read More →

When Does Unreliable Grid Supply Become Unacceptable Policy? Costs of power supply and outages in rural India

” When Does Unreliable Grid Supply Become Unacceptable Policy? Costs of power supply and outages in rural India” – S.M. Harish, M. G.M. Morgan, E. Subrahmanian, Energy Policy, Vol. 68, 2014, 158-169.…

By July 25, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM researcher Ed Rubin quoted in a New York Times story on capturing carbon before it enters the atmosphere

Click here to read the full article……

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Communicating scientific uncertainty

“Communicating scientific uncertainty” – B. Fischhoff, A.L. Davis, Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, Vol. 111 (Supplement 4), 2014, 13664-13671. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Towards Disaster-resilient Cities: Characterizing Resilience of Infrastructure Systems with Expert Judgments

“Towards Disaster-resilient Cities: Characterizing Resilience of Infrastructure Systems with Expert Judgments” – S. Chang, T. McDaniels, J. Fox, R. Dhariwal, H. Longstaff, Risk Analysis, 2014 (doi:10.1111/risa.12133). [ Full Paper ]…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment

“Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment” – J. Walsh, D. Wuebbles, K. Hayhoe, J. Kossin, K. Kunkel, G. Stephens, P. Thorne, R. Vose, M. Wehner, J. Willis, D. Anderson, S. Doney, R. Feely, P. Hennon. V. Kharin, T. Knutson, F. Landerer, T. Lenton, J.

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment

“Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment” – S. Doney, A.A. Rosenberg, M. Alexander, F. Chavez, C.D. Harvell, G. Hofmann, M. Orbach, M. Ruckelshaus, U.S. Global Change Research Program, 2014, 557-578. (doi:10.7930/J0RF5RZW)…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

The Climate-Energy-Water Nexus in the Southwest United States: Changing Water Consumption for Fossil Fuel Power Plants under Alternative Climate and Policy Futures

“The Climate-Energy-Water Nexus in the Southwest United States: Changing Water Consumption for Fossil Fuel Power Plants under Alternative Climate and Policy Futures” – S. Talati, EPP Part A PhD Qualifier paper, 2014.…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Transport

“Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Transport” – P. Vaishnav, Issues in Science and Technology, 2014, 25-28. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Informed public choices for low carbon electricity portfolios using a computer tool

“Informed public choices for low carbon electricity portfolios using a computer tool” – L.A. Mayer, W. Bruine de Bruin, M.G. Morgan, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 48, 2014, 3640-3648. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

The role of initial affective impressions in responses to educational communications: The case of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS)

“The role of initial affective impressions in responses to educational communications: The case of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS)” – W. Bruine de Bruin, G. Wong-Parodi, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 2014. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Assessments of CO2 Emission-Reduction Opportunities through “On-Site” Meaures at Existing Coal-Fired Plants

“Assessments of CO2 Emission-Reduction Opportunities through “On-Site” Meaures at Existing Coal-Fired Plants” – J. Anderson, EPP Part A PhD Qualifier paper, 2014.…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Day-ahead Wind Speed Prediction by a Neural Network-based Model. Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society

“Day-ahead Wind Speed Prediction by a Neural Network-based Model. Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society” – A. Daraeepour, D. Patiño-Echeverri, Proceedings of 5th IEEE-PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, 2014.…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Economic Viability of Energy Storage Systems Based on Price Arbitrage Potential in Real-Time U.S. Electricity Markets

“Economic Viability of Energy Storage Systems Based on Price Arbitrage Potential in Real-Time U.S. Electricity Markets” – K. Bradbury, L. Pratson, D. Patiño-Echeverri, Applied Energy, Vol. 114, 2014, 512-519. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Estimating the Potential Of Controlled Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Charging to Reduce Operational And Capacity Expansion Costs For Electric Power Systems With High Wind Penetration

“Estimating the Potential Of Controlled Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Charging to Reduce Operational And Capacity Expansion Costs For Electric Power Systems With High Wind Penetration” – A. Weis, P. Jaramillo, J. Michalek, Applied Energy, Vol. 115, 2014, 190-204. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

The role of energy storage in accessing remote wind resources in the Midwest

“The role of energy storage in accessing remote wind resources in the Midwest” – J. Lamy, I.L. Azevedo, P. Jaramillo, Energy Policy, Vol. 68, 2014. 123-131. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Effects of simplifying outreach materials for energy conservation programs that target low-income consumers

“Effects of simplifying outreach materials for energy conservation programs that target low-income consumers” – G. Wong-Parodi, W. Bruine de Bruin, C. Canfield, Energy Policy, Vol. 62, 2014, 1157-1164.…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

The Rebound Effect: Implications of Consumer Behaviour for Robuse Energy Policies – A review of the literature on the rebound effect in energy efficiency and report from expert workshops

“The Rebound Effect: Implications of Consumer Behaviour for Robuse Energy Policies – A review of the literature on the rebound effect in energy efficiency and report from expert workshops” – I.L. Azevedo, B. Sonnberger, B. Thomas, G.M. Morgan, International Risk Governance Council, 2014. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Variable Renewable Energy and the Electricity Grid

“Variable Renewable Energy and the Electricity Grid” – J. Apt, P. Jaramillo and 19 others, RFF Press/Routledge, New York, 2014. Print.…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Removing the legal and regulatory barriers

“Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Removing the legal and regulatory barriers” – G.M. Morgan, S. McCoy and 15 others, RFF Press/Routledge, New York: 274 pp., 2012. Print.…

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

The use (and abuse) of expert elicitation in support of decision making for public policy

“The use (and abuse) of expert elicitation in support of decision making for public policy” – M.G. Morgan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Vol. 111, No. 20, 2014, 7176-7184.…

By July 16, 2014 Read More →

Consumer End-Use Energy Efficiency and Rebound Effects

“Consumer End-Use Energy Efficiency and Rebound Effects“ I.L. Azevedo,. Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources 2014, 39, (393-418).

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By July 16, 2014 Read More →

Assessing electric utility interests in incentive programs for vehicle electrification as a strategy for climate change mitigation

“Assessing electric utility interests in incentive programs for vehicle electrification as a strategy for climate change mitigation”, B.A. Thomas, I.L. Azevedo, Accepted in Energy Policy, 2014.…

By July 16, 2014 Read More →

Labeling energy cost on light bulbs lowers implicit discount rates

“Labeling energy cost on light bulbs lowers implicit discount rates” – J. Min, I.L. Azevedo, J. Michalek, W. Bruine de Bruin, Ecological Economics, Vol. 97, 2014, 42–50.…

By July 8, 2014 Read More →

Assessing what to address in science communication

“Assessing what to address in science communication” – W. Bruine de Bruin, A. Bostrom, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 110, 2014, 14062-14068.…

By July 8, 2014 Read More →

Communicating uncertain experimental evidence

“Communicating uncertain experimental evidence” – A. Davis, B. Fischhoff, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Vol. 40, No. 1,2014, 261-274 (doi: 10.1037/a0033778). [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2014 Read More →

The Cost of Curtailing Wind Turbines for Secondary Frequency Regulation Capacity

“The Cost of Curtailing Wind Turbines for Secondary Frequency Regulation Capacity” – S. Rose, J. Apt, Energy Systems, Vol.5, No. 3, 2014, 407-422 (doi: 10.1007/s12667-013-0093-1). [ Full Paper ]…

By July 2, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: Azevedo selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the 40 extraordinary scientists under the age of 40, and to participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China

EPP professor Inês Azevedo has been selected as one of the “40 extraordinary scientists under the age of 40” to participate alongside business and political leaders in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China. These scientists are selected from all regions of the world and …

By July 1, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: Granger Morgan quoted in Forbes article on decarbonizing the energy system

Click here to read the full article……

By June 22, 2014 Read More →

China, the West, and the Challenge of Alternative Energy Innovation Workshop

June 26th and 27th, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.

Scott  PIIE  CEDM

Synopsis

Agenda

Attendee List

Media Coverage of the Workshop

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By May 27, 2014 Read More →

CEDM student Jihoon Min wins 2ns position in ISSST best paper award

CEDM student Jihoon Min won the 2nd place in the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST) with a paper on “Assessing Regional Differences in Lighting Heat Replacement Effects in Residential Buildings in the United States”.
Congratulations Jihoon!
Title: Assessing Regional Differences in Lighting Heat Replacement Effects
By April 7, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: Azevedo discusses fuel consumption

The report in which EPP professor Inês Azevedo participated for the National Academies on “Assessment of Technologies and Approaches for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles” just got released.  Among other things, the report recommends that NHTSA and EPA develop a separate standard for natural gas vehicles …

By March 27, 2014 Read More →

General Information News: CMU Wins Top Honors at Better Buildings Case Competition

Carnegie Mellon University has continued the tradition of winning top honors at the annual Better Buildings Case Competition hosted by the Department of Energy. Previous winners have seen their ideas implemented in real-world systems across the country. This year, the CMU team won two Best Proposal awards for its solutions …
By March 20, 2014 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Trudy E. Bell – 4/22 @ Noon

Date: 4/22/2014
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Trudy E. Bell
Topic: Extreme Weather and Today’s Engineered Infrastructure: Lessons from the Great Easter 1913 Flood

Seminar Announcement

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By March 20, 2014 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Gabrielle Wong-Parodi – 4/14 @ Noon

Date: 4/14/2014
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Gabrielle Wong-Parodi
Topic: Influences of symbolic and practical cues on climate change decisions

Seminar Announcement

By March 20, 2014 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – David Keith – 4/2 @ 3:00 PM

Date: 4/2/2014
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: David Keith
Topic: The Risks and Efficacy of Solar Geoengineering

Seminar Announcement

By March 20, 2014 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Adam Brandt – 3/31 @ Noon

Date: 3/31/2014
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Adam Brandt
Topic: Methane emissions for North American natural gas systems: The state of the science

Seminar Announcement

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By March 6, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Researcher Scott Doney published on pbs.org – “Oceans of Acid: How Fossil Fuels Could Destroy Marine Ecosystems”

“In 2005, hatchery-grown oyster larvae in the Pacific Northwest began mysteriously dying by the millions. Then it happened again in 2006. And again in 2007 and 2008. Oceanographers and fisheries scientists raced to understand what was behind the catastrophe. Was it bacterial infections? Or something more sinister?”

Click here for …

By February 26, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Co-Director and Co-PI Inês Lima Azevedo recently interviewed by TribLive.com on alternative energy

Solar panels under Pittsburgh’s often-cloudy skies can offer more overall benefits than they would under the blazing sun of Arizona, and a wind farm in West Virginia can deliver more health benefits than turbines on the gusty Great Plains do.

Click here to read more……

By February 17, 2014 Read More →

Workshop on Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services Information for Decision Aiding

Click here for a Workshop Summary Report, including an agenda, participant list, and a list of supplementary resources.…

By February 11, 2014 Read More →

Should policy-makers allocate funding to vehicle electrification or end-use energy efficiency as a strategy for climate change mitigation and energy reductions? Rethinking electric utilities efficiency programs

“Should policy-makers allocate funding to vehicle electrification or end-use energy efficiency as a strategy for climate change mitigation and energy reductions? Rethinking electric utilities efficiency programs” – B. Thomas I.L. Azevedo, Energy Policy, Vol. 67, 2014, 28-26. [ Full Paper ]…

By February 11, 2014 Read More →

Comparing the magnitude of simulated residential rebound effects from electric end-use efficiency across the United States,

“Comparing the magnitude of simulated residential rebound effects from electric end-use efficiency across the United States” – B.A. Thomas, Z. Hausfather, I.L. Azevedo, Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 9, No. 7, 2014.…

By February 11, 2014 Read More →

Difusión de energía eólica: comparación de políticas de incentivos en Estados Unidos y Europa

“Difusión de energía eólica: comparación de políticas de incentivos en Estados Unidos y Europa” – I. Pena, E. Gonzalez, I.L. Azevedo, “Difusión de energía eólica: comparación de políticas de incentivos en Estados Unidos y Europa”, Revista Nano Ciencia y Tecnologia, 2014.

By February 11, 2014 Read More →

Economics analysis on the profitability of existing wind parks in Portugal

“Economics analysis on the profitability of existing wind parks in Portugal” – I. Pena-Cabra, I. Azevedo, Energy Economics, Vol. 45, 2014, 353-363.…

By February 11, 2014 Read More →

Energy efficiency and rebound effects: a review

“Energy efficiency and rebound effects: a review” – I.L. Azevedo, Annual Reviews of Energy and the Resources, Vol. 39, 2014.…

By February 11, 2014 Read More →

Regional energy and GHG savings from building codes across the United States

” Regional energy and GHG savings from building codes across the United States” – N. Gilbraith, I.L, Azevedo, P. Jaramillo, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 48, No. 24, 2014, 14121-14130.…

By February 11, 2014 Read More →

Workshop on Small Modular Reactors at the Paul Scherrer Institute

Click here to access the homepage for the seminar.…

By February 10, 2014 Read More →

Profitability of CCS with flue gas bypass and solvent storage

“Profitability of CCS with flue gas bypass and solvent storage” – D.L. Oates, P. Versteeg, E. Hittinger, P. Jaramillo, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 27, 2014, 279-288. [ Full Paper ]…

By February 10, 2014 Read More →

Optimal investment timing and capacity choice for pumped hydropower storage

“Optimal investment timing and capacity choice for pumped hydropower storage” – E. Fertig, A.M. Heggedal, G. Doorman, J. Apt, Energy Systems, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2014, 285-306.…

By February 10, 2014 Read More →

The Effect of Variability-Mitigating Market Rules on the Operation of Wind Farms

The Effect of Variability-Mitigating Market Rules on the Operation of Wind Farms” – E. Hittinger, J. Apt, J. Whitacre, Energy Systems, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2014, 737-766.

By February 10, 2014 Read More →

The Effects of Bulk Electricity Storage on the PJM Market

The Effects of Bulk Electricity Storage on the PJM Market” – R. Lueken, J. Apt., Energy Systems, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2014, 677-704.

By February 10, 2014 Read More →

Consumer Cost Effectiveness of CO2 Mitigation Policies in Restructured Electricity Markets

Consumer Cost Effectiveness of CO2 Mitigation Policies in Restructured Electricity Markets” – J. Moore, J. Apt, Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 9, 2014, 104019.

By February 10, 2014 Read More →

A method to evaluate the usability of interactive climate change impact decision aids

“A method to evaluate the usability of interactive climate change impact decision aids” – G. Wong-Parodi, B. Fischhoff, B. Strauss, Climate Change, Vol. 126, 2014, (doi:10.1007/2s10584-014-1226-9).…

By February 10, 2014 Read More →

Four answers to four questions (about risk communication)

“Four answers to four questions (about risk communication)” – B. Fischhoff, Journal of Risk Research, 2014 (doi: 10.1080/13669877.2014.940598).…

By February 10, 2014 Read More →

Better decisions: From the lab to the real world

“Better decisions: From the lab to the real world” – B. Fischhoff, Policy Options, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2014, 53-55.…

By February 9, 2014 Read More →

Could Low Carbon Capacity Standards be More Cost Effective at Reducing CO2 than Renewable Portfolio Standards?

“Could Low Carbon Capacity Standards be More Cost Effective at Reducing CO2 than Renewable Portfolio Standards?” – J. Moore, K. Borgert, J. Apt, Energy Procedia, Vol. 63, 2014, 7459-7470. [ Full Paper ]…

By February 9, 2014 Read More →

Performance and robustness of probabilistic river forecasts computed with quantile regression based on multiple independent variables in the North Central USA

Performance and robustness of probabilistic river forecasts computed with quantile regression based on multiple independent variables in the North Central USA” – F. Hoss, P.S. Fischbeck, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, Vol. 11, No. 10, 2014, 11281-11333. [ Full Paper ]

By February 9, 2014 Read More →

Ten strategies to systematically exploit all options to cope with anthropogenic climate change

Ten strategies to systematically exploit all options to cope with anthropogenic climate change” – F. Hoss, K. Klima, P. Fischbeck, Environment Systems and Decisions, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2014, 578-590. [ Full Paper ]

By February 9, 2014 Read More →

Public perception of climate risk and adaptation in the UK: A review of the literature

“Public perception of climate risk and adaptation in the UK: A review of the literature” – A.L. Taylor, S. Dessai, W. Bruine de Bruin. Climate Risk Management, 2014. [ Full paper ]

By February 9, 2014 Read More →

Climate change beliefs and perceptions of weather-related changes in the United Kingdom

“Climate change beliefs and perceptions of weather-related changes in the United Kingdom” – A.L. Taylor, W. Bruine de Bruin, S. Dessai. Risk Analysis, 2014. [ Full Paper ]

By February 9, 2014 Read More →

Public perceptions of local flood risk and the role of climate change

“Public perceptions of local flood risk and the role of climate change” – W. Bruine de Bruin, G. Wong-Parodi, M.G. Morgan. Environment, Systems, and Decisions, 2014. 34, (4), 591-599. [ Full paper ]

By February 9, 2014 Read More →

Understanding the Shadow Impacts of Investment and Divestment Decisions: Adapting Economic Input–Output Models to Calculate Biophysical Factors of Financial Returns

Understanding the Shadow Impacts of Investment and Divestment Decisions: Adapting Economic Input–Output Models to Calculate Biophysical Factors of Financial Returns” – J. Ritchie, H. Dowlatabadi, Ecological Economics, Vol. 106, 2014, 132-140. [ Full Paper ]

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Water Impacts of CO2 Emission Performance Standards for Fossil Fuel-fired Power Plants

Water Impacts of CO2 Emission Performance Standards for Fossil Fuel-fired Power Plants” – S. Talati, H. Zhai,  M.G Morgan,  Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 48, No. 20, 2014, 11769-11776.

By February 9, 2014 Read More →

Evaluating the Benefits of Commercial Building Energy Codes and Improving Federal Incentives for Code Adoption

Evaluating the Benefits of Commercial Building Energy Codes and Improving Federal Incentives for Code Adoption” – N. Gilbraith, I.L. Azevedo,  P. Jaramillo, Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 48, 2014, 14121-14130 (DOI: 10.1021/es502894m). [ Full Paper ]

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Ocean acidification risk assessment for Alaska’s fishery sector

“Ocean acidification risk assessment for Alaska’s fishery sector” – J.T. Mathis, S.R. Cooley, N. Lucey, S. Colt, J. Ekstrom, T. Hurst, C. Hauri, W. Evans, J.N. Cross, R.A. Feely, Prog. Oceanogr., In press, corrected pr0of available online (doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.07.001). [ Full Paper ]

By February 9, 2014 Read More →

Assessing the health of the U.S. West Coast with a regional-scale application of the Ocean Health Index

“Assessing the health of the U.S. West Coast with a regional-scale application of the Ocean Health Index” – B. Halpern, C. Longo, C. Scarborough, D. Hardy, B.D. Best, S.C. Doney, S.K. Katona, K.L. McLeod, A.A. Rosenberg, J.F. Samhouri, PLoS One, Vol. 9, No. 6, 2014, e98995 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0098995). [ …

By February 4, 2014 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Gabriela Hug – 2/24 @ Noon

Date: 2/24/2014
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Gabriela Hug
Topic: Towards a Self-Managing and Sustainable Power Grid enabled by Distributed Decision Making

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CEDM Seminar – Joshuah Stolaroff – 2/12 @ Noon

Date: 2/12/2014
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Joshuah Stolaroff
Topic: Enzymes for Energy: Why we new energy technologies and how biology can help

Seminar Announcement

By January 17, 2014 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Emily Fisher – 2/10 @ Noon

Date: 2/10/2014
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Wean Hall 3701 Conference Room
Speaker: Emily Fisher
Topic: Congestion Measures for Organized Markets in the U.S.

Seminar Announcement

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By January 16, 2014 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Yuvraj Agarwal – 1/27 @ Noon

Date: 1/27/2014
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Yuvraj Agarwal
Topic: Green Computing: Energy Efficiency at Multiple Scales

Seminar Announcement

By January 15, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: Recent Press Release from environmentalresearchweb on the topic of Policy Drivers for Wind Innovation in the U.S.

A press release was just provided by environmentalresearchweb regarding a recent piece by CEDM investigators Nathaniel Horner, Inês L. Azevedo and David Hounshell on policy drivers for wind innovation in the United States.

Click here to read more……

By January 15, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: Recent Press Release from Carnegie Mellon University on the topic of Energy Efficient Lightbulbs

A CMU press release on a piece regarding Energy Efficient Lightbulbs co-authored by Jihoon Min, Jeremy Michalek, Wandi Bruine de Bruin and Inês Lima de Azevedo was recently published.

Click here to access the press release……

By January 15, 2014 Read More →

CEDM News: Interview with CEDM Co-Director and Co-Principal Investigator Inês Lima de Azevedo on Energy

CEDM Co-Director and Co-Principal Investigator Inês Lima de Azevedo has an interview with a major Portuguese newspaper currently available on the topic of energy.

Click here to access the interview.…

By November 18, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Michael Blackhurst – 12/16 @ noon

Date: 12/16/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Michael Blackhurst
Topic: Consistent Residential Efficiency Improvements Across End-Uses Theoretical and Empirical Insights

Seminar Announcement

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By November 18, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Chris Strager – December 9 @ noon

Date: 12/9/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Chris Strager
Topic: Weather Ready Nation

Seminar Announcement

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By November 18, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Noelle Eckley Selin – December 2 @ noon

Date: 12/2/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Noelle Eckley Selin
Topic: Tracking Toxic Air Pollutants from Emissions to Impacts

Seminar Announcement

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By November 18, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Seminar – Kevin Gallagher – 11/25 @ noon

Date: 11/25/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Kevin Gallagher
Topic: Quantifying the Promise of Li-Air Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Seminar Announcement

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By November 15, 2013 Read More →

CEDM News: Jay Apt interviewed by the WSJ on “The Future of Electric Grids: Distributed Generation”

“The biggest reason I can see for a large-scale transition from current central-station power to distributed generation is if natural-gas prices continue to stay quite low, because of the huge efficiency gains that are possible when you do combined heat and power.

Click here to read more.…

By November 14, 2013 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Affiliated Researchers Jeremy Michalek and Chris Hendrickson cited in the New York Times regarding industry developing around the recharging of Electric Vehicles

Tens of thousands of new electric cars are zipping into traffic this year, and with them come a trunkful of strategies about how to recharge them.

There are at least four ways to go: recharging slowly through a standard 120-volt wall socket, the type a consumer would use for a

By November 14, 2013 Read More →

CEDM News: Videos on Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles by CEDM Affiliated Researchers Whitacre and Michalek are now available courtesy of the Scott Institute

The Scott Institute is producing a series of brief videos to educate the public and policymakers about key energy innovation issues. The videos are one to two minutes in length and provide news to better inform personal or policy decisions.  These videos have recently been published for public consumption on …

By November 13, 2013 Read More →

CEDM News: EV Adoption May Never Be Higher Than 50% Due To Limited Residential Parking

Will electric vehicles replace gasoline vehicles? Not with our current parking infrastructure, say Carnegie Mellon researchers.

Elizabeth Traut, a mechanical engineering doctoral student, Jeremy Michalek, a professor of mechanical engineering and public policy, and Chris Hendrickson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and public policy, analyzed parking and charging …

By November 13, 2013 Read More →

CEDM News: Carnegie Mellon University’s Alan Jenn, Ines Azevedo and Pedro Ferreira Report Government Incentives Boost Consumer Interest in Fuel Efficient Vehicles

Carnegie Mellon University’s Alan Jenn, Ines Azevedo and Pedro Ferreira Report Government Incentives Boost Consumer Interest in Fuel Efficient Vehicles.

Click here to read more.…

By November 4, 2013 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Researcher Gabrielle Wong-Parodi presented at NAS Sackler Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication

In September, Gabrielle Wong-Parodi presented at the NAS Sackler Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication regarding her work with Climate Central.

Video of her presentation can be accessed here.…

By October 29, 2013 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Researcher Iris Grossmann will be featured speaker at DMUU Decision Center for a Desert City’s Water/Climate Briefing

CEDM Researcher Iris Grossmann will be featured speaker at the Water/Climate Briefing of the DMUU Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) on November 6. In her talk, entitled “Extreme Climate Events: Long-term Drought in the Southwest”, Dr. Grossmann examines droughts in the Southwest to demonstrate that extreme weather events …

By October 25, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: John P. Weyant – November 5 @ noon

Date: 11/5/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: John P. Weyant
Topic: Developing Global Community Scenarios

Seminar Announcement

By October 23, 2013 Read More →

EPP Student Ivonne Peña was featured on today’s CMU home page

EPP Student Ivonne Peña was featured on today’s CMU home page (http://www.cmu.edu/index.shtml).
The article discusses Ivonne’s recent blog for The Energy Collective entitled “Who is the Most Responsible for Climate Change?”. Ivonne cited her inspiration as CEDM’s Summer Center for Climate, Energy, and Environmental Decision-Making (SUCCEED)”

Click here

By September 10, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Elke U. Weber – October 14 @ noon

Date: 10/14/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Elke U. Weber
Topic: The Psychology of Preference Construction: Implications for Environmental Policy

Seminar Announement

By September 10, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Eric Williams – September 16 @ noon

Date: 9/16/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Eric Williams
Topic: “Using experience and market curves to inform energy technology subsidy policy”

 
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By September 9, 2013 Read More →

Spatial stochastic modeling of sedimentary formations to assess CO2 storage potential. A case study for the Pennsylvania Part of the Appalachian Basin

Spatial stochastic modeling of sedimentary formations to assess CO2 storage potential. A case study for the Pennsylvania Part of the Appalachian Basin – O. Popova, B. Karimi, S. Rose, S. T. McCoy, M. J. Small, A. C. Thomas, M. G. Morgan, 2013; Proceedings of the STGlobal Conference ‘Science and …

By August 14, 2013 Read More →

New Video Posted by CEDM Affiliate Jeremy Michalek on Federal Policy Effects on Plug-In Vehicle Adoption

Jeremy Michalek, a CMU faculty member and CEDM affiliate, has a new video available on the Scott Institute website summarizing the different types of plug-in vehicles currently available, and discussing whether federal policies are encouraging the adoption of the correct types of those vehicles.

You can also view an interview …

By August 14, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Researchers’ Work Cited in White House Council of Economic Advisers’ Report on Power Outages

CEDM affiliates Paul Hines and Jay Apt’s research (with Sarosh Talukdar) on power outages and Costa Samaras’ work (with Henry Willis) on energy security at Department of Defense installations were both cited in a recent report issued by the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

The report estimates the annual …

By July 29, 2013 Read More →

Workshop on Methods to Address Uncertainty in Forecasting Future Values of Key Social, Economic and Resource Variables

Workshop Agenda for the Washington, D.C. Workshop:

Click here for the Agenda related to the Workshop on methods to address uncertainty in forecasting future values of key social, economic and resource variables in Washington, D.C.

Attendee List for the Washington, D.C. Workshop:

Click here for the Attendee List related to …

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

A techno-economic assessment of polymer membrane systems for post-combustion carbon capture at coal-fired power plants

“A techno-economic assessment of polymer membrane systems for post-combustion carbon capture at coal-fired power plants” – H. Zhai, E. S. Rubin, Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, DOI: 10.1021/es3050604. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

A validation study of lithium-ion cell constant C-rate discharge simulation with Battery Design Studio

“A validation study of lithium-ion cell constant C-rate discharge simulation with Battery Design Studio©” – A. Sakti, J. J. Michalek, S-E Chun, J. F. Whitacre, International Journal of Energy Research, 2013. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

An Effective Method for Modeling Wind Power Forecast Uncertainty

“An Effective Method for Modeling Wind Power Forecast Uncertainty” – B. Mauch, J. Apt, P. M. S. Carvalho, M. Small, Energy Systems, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2013, 393-417. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

An Evolutionary Model of Industry Transformation and the Political Sustainability of Emission Control Policies

“An Evolutionary Model of Industry Transformation and the Political Sustainability of Emission Control Policies” – S. Isley, R. Lempert, S. Popper, R. Vardavas, RAND TR-1308, 2013.…

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Comparative performance and cost assessments of coal and natural gas-fired power plants under a CO2 emission performance standard regulation

“Comparative performance and cost assessments of coal and natural gas-fired power plants under a CO2 emission performance standard regulation” H. Zhai, Energy & Fuels, 2013, DOI: 10.1021/ef302018v. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Comparing Embodied Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Modern Computing and Electronics Products

“Comparing Embodied Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Modern Computing and Electronics Products” – P. Teehan, M. Kandlikar, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 47, No. 9, 2013, 3997-4003. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Coordination of Storage and Generation in Power System Frequency Control using an H-infinity Approach

“Coordination of Storage and Generation in Power System Frequency Control using an H-infinity Approach” – D. Zhu, G. Hug-Glanzmann, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol. 7, No. 11, 2013, 1263-1271. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Cost effectiveness of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle battery capacity and charging infrastructure investment for reducing US gasoline consumption

“Cost effectiveness of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle battery capacity and charging infrastructure investment for reducing US gasoline consumption” – S. Peterson, J. J. Michalek, Energy Policy, Vol. 52, 2013, 429-438. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Creating an in-home display: experimental evidence and guidelines for design

“Creating an in-home display: experimental evidence and guidelines for design” – T. Krishnamurti, A. Davis, G. Wong-Parodi, C. Canfield, J. Wang, Applied Energy, Vol. 108, 2013, 448-458. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Designing a better utility bill: An assessment of the effects of numeracy and energy literacy on understanding, satisfaction, and behavior among low-income households

“Designing a better utility bill: An assessment of the effects of numeracy and energy literacy on understanding, satisfaction, and behavior among low-income households” – C. Canfield, G. Wong-Parodi, W. Bruine de Bruin, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 2013 (Under Review).…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Developing Robust Energy Efficiency Policies While Accounting for Consumer Behavior

“Developing Robust Energy Efficiency Policies While Accounting for Consumer Behavior” – I. L. Azevedo, M. Sonnberger, B. A. Thomas, M. G. Morgan, O. Renn, International Risk Governance Council, 2013, International Risk Governance Council report.…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Distributed solar electricity generation across large geographic areas, Part I: A method to optimize site selection, electricity generation, and storage

“Distributed solar electricity generation across large geographic areas, Part I: A method to optimize site selection, electricity generation, and storage” – W. D. Grossmann, I. Grossmann, K. Steininger, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2013 (In Press). [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Environmental cognition, perception, and attitudes

“Environmental cognition, perception, and attitudes” – B. Fischhoff, International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavorial Sciences, second edition, 2013 (In Press).…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Estimating Direct and Indirect Rebound Effects for the US Household Using Input-Output Analysis Part 1: Theoretical Framework

“Estimating Direct and Indirect Rebound Effects for the US Household Using Input-Output Analysis Part 1: Theoretical Framework” – B. A. Thomas, I. L. Azevedo, Ecological Economics, Vol. 86, 2013, 199-210. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Estimating Direct and Indirect Rebound Effects for the US Household Using Input-Output Analysis Part 2: Simulation

“Estimating Direct and Indirect Rebound Effects for the US Household Using Input-Output Analysis Part 2: Simulation” – B. A. Thomas, I. L. Azevedo, Ecological Economics, Vol. 86, 2013, 188-198. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Expert Assessments of the Cost of Light Water Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

“Expert Assessments of the Cost of Light Water Small Modular Nuclear Reactors” – A. Abdulla, I. L. Azevedo, M. G. Morgan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, , Vol. 110, No. 24, 2013, 9686-9691. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Flexible Mandates for Investment in New Technology

“Flexible Mandates for Investment in New Technology” – D. Patiño-Echeverri, D. Burtraw, K. Palmer, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Vol. 44, 2013, 121-155 (doi: 10.1007/s11149-013-9220-0). [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Getting Stuck on Geoengineering

“Getting Stuck on Geoengineering” – D. G. Victor, M. G. Morgan, J. Apt, J.Steinbruner, K. Ricke, Foreign Affairs, March 27, 2013.…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Governance across-scales: regulatory mismatches and the role of boundary organizations for soil regulation- services under climate change in Costa Rica

“Governance across-scales: regulatory mismatches and the role of boundary organizations for soil regulation- services under climate change in Costa Rica“ – R. Vignola, T. McDaniels, R. Schulz, Environmental Science and Policy, March 2013, forthcoming in press.…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Impact of federal incentives on the adoption of hybrid electric vehicles in the United States

“Impact of federal incentives on the adoption of hybrid electric vehicles in the United States” – A. Jenn, I.L. Azevedo, P. Ferreira, Energy Economics, Vol. 40, 2013, 936-994. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Incorporating Seismic Concerns in Site Selection for Enhanced Geothermal Power Generation

“Incorporating Seismic Concerns in Site Selection for Enhanced Geothermal Power Generation” – E. Hoşgör, J. Apt, B. Fischhoff, The Journal of Risk Research, Vol. 16, No. 8, 2013, 1021-1036 (doi: 10.1080/13669877.2013.788058). [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Influence of communications readability of home energy reduction programs on understanding, satisfaction and behavior targeting low-income households

“Influence of communications readability of home energy reduction programs on understanding, satisfaction and behavior targeting low-income households” – G. Wong-Parodi, C. Canfield, W. Bruine de Bruin, Energy Policy, 2013. (Submitted and Under Review).…

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Influence of driving patterns on life cycle cost and emissions of hybrid and plug-in electric vehicle powertrains

“Influence of driving patterns on life cycle cost and emissions of hybrid and plug-in electric vehicle powertrains” – O. Karabasoglu, J. J. Michalek, Energy Policy, 2013. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Needed: Research Guidelines for Solar Radiation Management

“Needed: Research Guidelines for Solar Radiation Management” – M. G. Morgan, R. R. Nordhaus, P. Gorrlieb, Issues in Science and Technology, 2013, 37-44. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Ocean acidification and its impacts: An expert survey

“Ocean acidification and its impacts: An expert survey” – J-P. Gattuso, K.J. Mach, M.G. Morgan, Climatic Change, Vol. 117, 2013, 725-738. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Optimal design and allocation of electrified vehicles and dedicated charging infrastructure for minimum life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and cost

“Optimal design and allocation of electrified vehicles and dedicated charging infrastructure for minimum life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and cost” – E. J. Traut, C. T. Hendrickson, E. Klampfi, Y. Liu, J. J. Michalek, Energy Policy, Vol. 51, 2013, 524-524.…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Optimal Size and Joint Operation of Wind Power and CCS Coal Plant with Amine Storage

“Optimal Size and Joint Operation of Wind Power and CCS Coal Plant with Amine Storage” – R. Bandyapadhyay, D. Patiño-Echeverri, Proceedings of the 2013 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, 2013 (A. Krishnamurthy and W. K. V. Chan, editors).…

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Performance, cost and emissions of coal-to-liquids (CTLs) plants using low-quality coals under carbon constraints

“Performance, cost and emissions of coal-to-liquids (CTLs) plants using low-quality coals under carbon constraints”, Fuel, Vol. 103, 2013, 805-813. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Predicting energy efficiency program enrollment intentions and behavior

“Predicting energy efficiency program enrollment intentions and behavior” – A. Davis, T. Krishnamurti, Applied Energy, (In Press).…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Production Cost And Air Emissions Impacts Of Coal-Cycling In Power Systems With Large-Scale Wind Penetration

“Production Cost And Air Emissions Impacts Of Coal-Cycling In Power Systems With Large-Scale Wind Penetration” – D.L. Oates, P. Jaramillo, Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 8, 2013, 024022. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Profitability of Energy Storage Devices in US Electricity Markets

“Profitability of Energy Storage Devices in US Electricity Markets” – K. Bradbury, L. Pratson, D. Patiño-Echeverri, Applied Energy, 2013 (Reviewed and resubmitted after first review).…

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Quantifying the hurricane catastrophic risk to offshore wind power

“Quantifying the hurricane catastrophic risk to offshore wind power” – S. Rose, P. Jaramillo, M. Small, J. Apt, Risk Analysis, Vol. 33, No. 12, 2013, 2126-2141. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Quantifying the Hurricane Catastrophic Risk to Offshore Wind Power

“Quantifying the Hurricane Catastrophic Risk to Offshore Wind Power” – S. Rose, P. Jaramillo, M. Small, J. Apt, Risk Analysis, 2013 (Revised and resubmitted after first review). [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Reducing U.S Residential Energy Use and CO2 Emissions: How Much, How Soon, and at What Cost?

“Reducing U.S Residential Energy Use and CO2 Emissions: How Much, How Soon, and at What Cost?” – I. L. Azevedo, M. G. Morgan, K. Palmer, L. Lave, Environmental Science and Technology, 2013, 47, 2502-2511. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Regional Variations in the Health, Environmental, and Climate Benefits from Wind and Solar Generation

“Regional Variations in the Health, Environmental, and Climate Benefits from Wind and Solar Generation” – K. Siler-Evans, I. L. Azevedo, M. G. Morgan, J. Apt, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 110, No. 29, 2013, 11768-11773.…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Risk perception and communication

“Risk perception and communication” – R. Detels, M. Gulliford, Q. A. Karim, C. C. Tan, Oxford Textbook of Public Health, sixth edition, 2013.…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Securing ocean benefits for society in the face of climate change

“Securing ocean benefits for society in the face of climate change” – M. Ruckelshaus, S. C. Doney, H. M. Galindo, J. P. Barry, F. Chan, J. E. Duffy, C. A. English, S. D. Gaines, J. M. Grebmeier, A. B. Hollowed, N. Knowlton, J. Polovina, N. N. Rabalais, W. J. Sydeman, …

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

Setting a standard for electricity field studies: Meta-analysis and guidelines for design representation and evaluation

“Setting a standard for electricity pilot studies: Meta-analysis and guidelines for design representation and evaluation” – A. Davis, T. Krishnamurti, B. Fischhoff, W. Bruine de Bruin, Energy Policy, Vol. 62, 2013, 401409.…

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The ‘Mental Models’ Methodology for Developing Communications: Adaptions for informing public risk management decisions about emerging technologies

“The ‘Mental Models’ Methodology for Developing Communications: Adaptions for informing public risk management decisions about emerging technologies” – L. A. Fleishman-Mayer, W. Bruine de Bruin, Effective Risk Communication, 2013.…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

The problems and solutions of predicting enrollment in energy efficiency programs

“The problems and solutions of predicting enrollment in energy efficiency programs” – A. Davis, T. Krishnamurti, Applied Energy, Vol. 111, 2013, 277-287.…

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The sciences of science communication

“The sciences of science communication” – B. Fischhoff, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Vol. 110 (Supplement 3), 2013, 14033-14039 (doi:10.1073/pnas.1213273110).…

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The Truth About Geoengineering: Science Fiction and Science Fact

“The Truth About Geoengineering: Science Fiction and Science Fact” – D. G. Victor, M. G. Morgan, J. Apt, J. Steinbruner, K. Ricke, Foreign Affairs, solicited online postscript, 2013 March 27. [ Full Paper ]…

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Understanding individual risk perceptions and preferences for climate change adaptations in biological conservation

“Understanding individual risk perceptions and preferences for climate change adaptations in biological conservation” – J. Tam, T. McDaniels, Environmental Science & Policy, Vol. 27, March 2013, 114–123. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2013 Read More →

What Day-Ahead Reserves are Needed in Electric Grids with High Levels of Wind Power?”

“What Day-Ahead Reserves are Needed in Electric Grids with High Levels of Wind Power?” – B. Mauch, J. Apt, P. M. S. Carvalho, P. Jaramillo, Environmental Research Levels, Vol. 8, 2013, 034013. [ Full Paper ]…

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What is the effect of unresolved internal climate variability on climate sensitivity estimates

“What is the effect of unresolved internal climate variability on climate sensitivity estimates” – R. Olson, R. Sriver, M. Haran, W. Chang. N. M. Urban, K. Keller, The Journal of Geophysical Research, 2013 (DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50390). [ Full Paper ]…

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CEDM News: CEDM Student Ivonne Peña awarded prestigious Summer Academy scholarship

Our PhD student Ivonne Peña was awarded one of the five available scholarships to participate in the Summer Academy on Sustainable Energy Finance hold by the Frankfurt Finance School and the UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance, in July 14-19th. This is a highly competitive program, directed …

By April 11, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Richard L. Smith – April 15 @ noon

Date: 4/15/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Richard L. Smith
Topic: Influence of Climate Change on Extreme Weather Events

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio
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By March 27, 2013 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Students Participate on Winning Team of DoE Better Buildings Case Competition

Continuing Carnegie Mellon’s streak from last year, the CMU team won the Best Proposal award for “The Everything Store” case study and the Most Innovative award for “Fort Worth” case study at the DoE’s Better Buildings Case Study competition. The presentations occurred on the White House Campus at the beginning …

By March 6, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Joint Seminar with VEG Group: Zhenhong Lin – April 9 @ noon

Date: 4/9/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Zhenhong Lin
Topic: “Modeling Market Acceptance of Plug-in Electric Vehicles”

Seminar Announcement
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By March 2, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Joint Seminar with VEG Group: David Green – April 8 @ noon

Date: 4/8/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: David Green
Topic: Seminar 1 (12:00 pm) “Overview of the NRC Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels Study”
Topic: Seminar 2 (1:00 pm) “Behavioral Economics and the Energy Paradox: Survey Evidence for 3-Year Payback Periods for Fuel Economy”…

By February 25, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Joint Seminar with GDI: Christine Shoemaker – March 22 @ noon

Date: 3/22/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Wean 3701
Speaker: Christine Shoemaker
Topic: “Application of New Surrogate Algorithms for Global Optimization for Computationally Expensive Simulation Models with Application to Multi-Phase Subsurface Flow Management and Global Climate Models”

Seminar Announcement

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CEDM Seminar: Aimee Curtright – Date: 3/4/2013 – Topic: “Estimation of regional air-quality damages from Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania”

Date: 3/4/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Aimee Curtright
Topic: ‘Estimation of regional air-quality damages from Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania”

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By February 23, 2013 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Collaborator David Keith and Amanda Adams have recently published a paper titled “Are global wind power resource estimates overstated?” in Environmental Research Letters

Estimates of the global wind power resource over land range from 56 to 400 TW. Most estimates have implicitly assumed that extraction of wind energy does not alter large-scale winds enough to significantly limit wind power production. Estimates that ignore the effect of
wind turbine drag on local winds have …

By February 22, 2013 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM-affiliated student Stefan Schwietzke contributes to published research on methane emissions from oil and gas in recent Energywire

Concerns have cropped up in recent years that the methane leaks from oil and gas fields could be large enough to pose a significant climate threat.

In various studies, scientists have estimated that anywhere between 1 and 10 percent of natural gas produced leaks through wellheads, transmission lines and compressor …

By February 21, 2013 Read More →

CEDM News: Kate Ricke, Ken Caldeira, and Juan-Moreno Cruz publish article in ScienceDaily on solar geo-engineering to mitigate global warming

New modeling work from Carnegie’s Katharine Ricke and Ken Caldeira shows that if a powerful coalition ever decided to deploy a geoengineering system, they would have incentive to exclude other countries from participating in the decision-making process. Their work is published by Environmental Research Letters and is available online.

Click …

By February 20, 2013 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Investigator Scott Doney and colleagues recently produced a piece on “Securing ocean benefits for society in the face of climate change” in Marine Policy

CEDM Investigator Scott Doney and colleagues recently produced a piece on “Securing ocean benefits for society in the face of climate change” in Marine Policy, for which the abstract reads: Benefits humans rely on from the ocean – marine ecosystem services – are increasingly vulnerable under future climate. This paper …

By February 10, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Joint Seminar with EPP: Karolina Safarzynska – Date: 2/25/2013 – Topic “Transitions to sustainable development”

Date: 2/25/2013
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Karolina Safarzynska
Topic: “Transitions to sustainable development”

Presentation Slides

By February 10, 2013 Read More →

Can Hybrid Solar-Fossil Power Plants mitigate CO2 at Lower Cost than PV or CSP?

Can Hybrid Solar-Fossil Power Plants mitigate CO2 at Lower Cost than PV or CSP?” – J. Moore, J. Apt, Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 47, No. 6, 2013, 2487-2493.

By February 10, 2013 Read More →

The Truth about Geoengineering

“The Truth about  Geoengineering” – D.G. Victor, M.G. Morgan, J. Apt, J. Steinbruner, K. Ricke, Foreign Affairs, 2013.

By February 10, 2013 Read More →

Preface to the Special Issue on Energy Modeling

Preface to the Special Issue on Energy Modeling” – J. Apt, N. Secomandi, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2013, 75.

By February 10, 2013 Read More →

A cautionary note on global recalibration

“A cautionary note on global recalibration” – J.B. Kadane, B. Fischhoff, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2013, 25-27.…

By February 10, 2013 Read More →

Elicited preferences for components of ocean health in the California Current

“Elicited preferences for components of ocean health in the California Current” – B.S. Halpern, C. Longo, K.L. McLeod, R. Cooke, B. Fischhoff, J.F. Samhouri, Scarborough, Marine Policy, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2013, 68-73.…

By February 9, 2013 Read More →

The Hawthorne Effect and Energy Awareness

The Hawthorne Effect and Energy Awareness” – D. Schwartz, B. Fischhoff, T. Krishnamurti, F. Sowell, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 110, No. 38, 2013, 15242-15246 (doi/10.1073/pnas.1301687110).

By February 9, 2013 Read More →

Costs and Benefits of Reducing Fuel Burn and Emissions from Taxiing Aircraft

Costs and Benefits of Reducing Fuel Burn and Emissions from Taxiing Aircraft” – P. Vaishnav, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Issue 2400, 2013, 65-77 (doi:10.3141/2400-08). [ Full Paper ]

By February 9, 2013 Read More →

Surface water withdrawals for Marcellus Shale gas development: performance of alternative regulatory approaches in the Upper Ohio River Basin

Surface water withdrawals for Marcellus Shale gas development: performance of alternative regulatory approaches in the Upper Ohio River Basin” – A.L. Mitchell, M.J. Small, E.A. Casman, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 47, No. 22, 2013, 12669-12678 (DOI: 10.1021/es403537z). [ Full Paper ]

By February 3, 2013 Read More →

General Information News: Electric Vehicles May Be the Green Car of the Future, But Hybrids Are the Green Car of the Present

Professor Jeremy Michalek talks carbon pricing, batteries, and why we shouldn’t be subsidizing your Tesla Roadster

Click here to read more.…

By February 1, 2013 Read More →

CEDM News: National Research Council report contributed to by CEDM Executive Director Ines Azevedo

EPP Assistant Research Professor and CEDM Executive Director Ines Azevedo contributed to the recently released National Research Council (NRC) committee report on “Assessment of Advanced Solid State Lighting”.

More information on the report can be found here.…

By January 26, 2013 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM investigator Gabrielle Wong-Parodi receives funding award for research

CEDM investigator Gabrielle Wong-Parodi was just awarded $67,500 for a project on communicating risk and resilience in relation to sea level rise and coastal flooding.

Congratulations Gabrielle!…

By January 25, 2013 Read More →

General Information News: CEDM investigators Thomas and Azevedo recently published two pieces in Ecological Economics on Energy Efficiency and Rebound Effects. This work was cited in a Nature commentary by Gillingham and colleagues.

Please click here to access the “Energy Efficiency and Rebound Effects” paper.

Please click here to access the Nature commentary.…

By January 24, 2013 Read More →

General Information News: Research of Jeremy Michalek and his CEDM colleagues’ on plug-in vehicles featured in the Daily Beast

Jeremy Michalek and his CEDM colleagues’ research on plug-in vehicles, supported by CEDM, was recently featured in an interview with Megan McArdle. Ms. McArdle is the business, economics, and public policy correspondent for the Daily Beast, which is the digital home of Newsweek Magazine, which is now an online-only publication.…

By January 17, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Kenneth Gillingham – Date: 2/18/2013 – Topic: Sorting on Anticipated Driving and the Consumer Response to Gasoline Price Changes

Date: 2/18/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Kenneth Gillingham
Topic: Sorting on Anticipated Driving and the Consumer Response to Gasoline Price Changes

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio
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By January 16, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Klaus Keller – Date: 2/13/2013 – Topic: The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM): An Overview

Date: 2/13/2013
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Klaus Keller
Topic: The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM): An Overview

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio

By January 16, 2013 Read More →

Energy Efficiency and the Rebound Effect

Workshop Agenda for the Washington, D.C. Workshop:
Click here for the Agenda related to the Energy Efficiency and the Rebound Effect Workshop in Washington, D.C.

Attendee List for the Washington, D.C. Workshop:

Click here for the Attendee List related to the Energy Efficiency and the Rebound Effect Workshop in Washington, …

By January 16, 2013 Read More →

Solar Radiation Management & Intellectual Property

Managing Knowledge About How to Perform SRM

Workshop Agenda and Presentations:
Click here for the Agenda related to the Workshop on Managing Knowledge About How to Perform SRM.
Attendees List:
Click here for the Attendees List related to the Workshop on Managing Knowledge About How to Perform SRM.…
By January 15, 2013 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Rob Lempert – Date: 2/12/2013 – Topic: Robust Decision Making: Approach and Applications

Date: 2/12/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Rob Lempert
Topic: Robust Decision Making: Approach and Applications

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio

By December 29, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: Granger Morgan – Tinkering with climate is tempting, also “kind of insane”

The thermostat. What an invention! Your house gets too hot, just crank the thermostat down a few degrees and you’re good to go.

Now, what if we could put a thermostat on our too-hot planet?

As it happens, we could. A few billion dollars is all it would take to …

By December 13, 2012 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Bob Kopp – Date: 1/14/2013 – Topic: Interpreting the noisy historical and geological records of sea level change: What can the past tell us about the future?

Date: 1/14/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Bob Kopp
Topic: Interpreting the noisy historical and geological records of sea level change: What can the past tell us about the future?

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio
Slides

By December 13, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM investigator Erwann Michel-Kerjan and colleagues looks at the number of affected residents in New York and New Jersey who did not have flood insurance in the aftermath of Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy

Work from CEDM investigator Erwann Michel-Kerjan and colleagues looks at the number of affected residents in New York and New Jersey who did not have flood insurance in the aftermath of Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy. Joint research by the Wharton Risk Center and Resources for the Future shows that many homes that …

By December 13, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM investigators published in New York Times Sunday Review

CEDM investigators Erwann Michel-Kerjan and Howard Kunreuther have a piece in the New York Times Sunday Review on “Paying for Future Catastrophes”! The full piece can be read here.…

By December 13, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM investigator Tim McDaniels and co-authors (Tamsin Mills, Robin Gregory, Dan Ohlson) article on “Exploring Robust Alternatives for Climate Adaptation in Forest Land Management” has been selected as a Best Paper of 2012 for Risk Analysis!

The full paper is available here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1539-6924.2012.01822.x/abstract

By December 13, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: Jay Apt cited in the WSJ on Marcellus Shale

There’s been plenty of debate over the Marcellus Shale natural gas field, but new research adds a twist that could impact political and environmental battles. Two independent financial firms say the Marcellus isn’t just the biggest natural gas field in the country –  it’s the cheapest place for energy companies …

By December 13, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: Post-Gazette reports that the first nine months of 2012 were the hottest in Pittsburgh in 65 years.

In today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Don Hopey discusses how first nine months of 2012 were the hottest in Pittsburgh in 65 years. CEDM PI Granger Morgan is quoted “NOAA’s temperature numbers are another example of how mounting data continues to support the probability that climate change is occurring”.

Read more at: …

By December 12, 2012 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Alex Davis – Date: 1/8/2013 – Topic: The Problems of Predicting Participation in Energy Efficiency Programs

Date: 1/8/2013
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Alex Davis
Topic: The Problems of Predicting Participation in Energy Efficiency Programs

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio

By December 12, 2012 Read More →

Summer Center for Climate, Energy, and Environmental Decision-Making (SUCCEED) Program for 2012

mmw_teenenvironmentSUCCEED is a 5-day program designed to complement what you have studied in school and provide you with opportunities to expand your understanding of energy, the environment, and how those relate to climate change. At the end of the program. you will be able to answer a variety of question …

By October 28, 2012 Read More →

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Launches Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

morganNew University-wide Research Initiative To Meet Challenges of Changing Energy Mix

Contact: Ken Walters / 412-268-1151 / walters1@andrew.cmu.edu

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University launched the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovationtoday, a major research and education initiative focused on improving energy efficiency and developing new, clean, affordable and sustainable energy …

By September 29, 2012 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Rob Axtell – Date: 11/6/2012 – Topic: Agents and Climate Change: From Rational to Behavioral to Deontic Agents in the Emergence of Social Norms

Date: 11/6/2012
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Rob Axtell
Topic: Agents and Climate Change: From Rational to Behavioral to Deontic Agents in the Emergence of Social Norms

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio

By September 28, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM-affiliated student, Alan Jenn, wins prestigious award

Alan Jenn recently received the 1st place award for the student paper competition at the IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology IEEE Conference in Boston for his work entitled “Impact of Federal Incentives on the Adoption of Hybrid Electric Vehicles” with his advisers Ines Azevedo and Pedro Ferreira.…

By September 28, 2012 Read More →

Dr. Brinda Thomas, CEDM post-doctoral fellow, recently published in the Wall Street Journa

Dr. Brinda Thomas, a CEDM post-doctoral fellow, provided a short response to Robert Michaels piece on rebound effects in the Wall Street Journal. The original OpEd from Michaels can be found here:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303933704577532610425105168.html?mod=article-outset-box

The response from Thomas was: “Robert Michaels fails to note the big difference between rebound effects in …

By September 28, 2012 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Maxine Savitz – Date: 11/5/2012 – Topic: Energy Efficiency Policies – Past and Future

Date: 11/5/2012
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Maxine Savitz
Topic: Energy Efficiency Policies – Past and Future

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio
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By September 28, 2012 Read More →

Boundary Work for Water Sustainability and Urban Climate Adaptation: Lessons from the Decision Center for a Desert City

Date: 11/12/2012
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Dave White
Topic: Boundary Work for Water Sustainability and Urban Climate Adaptation: Lessons from the Decision Center for a Desert City

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio
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By August 24, 2012 Read More →

CEDM/CEIC Seminar: Erin Baker – Date: 10/24/2012 – Topic: Energy Technology R&D Policy in Response to Climate Change

Date: 10/24/2012
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Erin Baker
Topic: Energy Technology R&D Policy in Response to Climate Change

THIS WILL BE A JOINT CEIC/CEDM SEMINAR.…

By August 15, 2012 Read More →

How Government Works/CEDM Seminar: Bob Inglis – Date: 10/15/2012 (Tentative Date) – Topic: TBD

Date: 10/15/2012 (Tentative Date)
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Bob Inglis
Topic: TBD

THIS WILL BE A JOINT HOW GOVERNMENT WORKS/CEDM SEMINAR.…

By July 17, 2012 Read More →

A decision support framework for science-based, multi-stakeholder deliberation: A coral reef example

“A decision support framework for science-based, multi-stakeholder deliberation: A coral reef example” – A.P. Rehr, M.J. Small, P. Bradley, W. Fisher, A. Vega, K. Black, T. Stockton, Environmental Management, Vol. 50, No. 6, 2012, 1204-1218. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 14, 2012 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Jim Skea – Date: 8/10/2012 – Topic: Energy and Climate Policies in the UK and Europe

Date: 8/10/2012
Time: 12:45 PM
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Jim Skea
Topic: Energy and Climate Policies in the UK and Europe

Slides

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

A review of uncertainties in technology experience curves

“A review of uncertainties in technology experience curves” – S. Yes, E. S. Rubin, Energy Economics, Vol. 34, 2012, 762-771. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

A Simple Model to Account for Regional Inequalities in the Effectiveness of Solar Radiation Management

“A Simple Model to Account for Regional Inequalities in the Effectiveness of Solar Radiation Management” – J. Moreno-Cruz, K. Ricke, D. W. Keith, Climatic Change, Vol. 110, 2012, 649-668. [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

An index to assess the health and benefits of the global ocean

“An index to assess the health and benefits of the global ocean” – B. S. Halpern, C. Longo, D. Hardy, K. L. McLeod, J. F. Samhouri, S. K. Katona, K. Kleisner, S. E. Lester, J. O’Leary, M. Ranelletti, A. A. Rosenberg, C. Scarborough, E. R. Selig, B. D. Best, D. …

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Can a Wind Farm with CAES Survive in the Day-ahead Market

“Can a Wind Farm with CAES Survive in the Day-ahead Market?” – B. Mauch, P. M. S. Carvalho, J. Apt, Energy Policy, No. 48, 2012, 584-593. [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Chapter 16: Trends and transitions in energy systems

“Chapter 16: Trends and transitions in energy systems” – I. L. Azevedo, Global Energy Assessment: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 2012.…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Climate Change Impacts on Marine Ecosystems

“Climate Change Impacts on Marine Ecosystems” – S. C. Doney, M. Ruckelshaus, J. E. Duffy, J. P. Barry, F. Chan, C. A. English, H. M. Galindo, J. M. Grebmeier, A. B. Hollowed, N. Knowlton, J. Polovina, N. N. Rabalais, W. J. Sydeman, L. D. Talley, Annual Review of Marine Science

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Climate Policy under Uncertainty: A Case for Geoengineering

“Climate Policy under Uncertainty: A Case for Geoengineering” – J. Moreno-Cruz, D. W. Keith, Climatic Change, April 2012 (DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0487-4). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Comparative Analyses of Carbon Dioxide Storage Resource Assessment Methodologies

“Comparative Analyses of Carbon Dioxide Storage Resource Assessment Methodologies” – O. Popova, M. J. Small, S. T. McCoy, B. Karimi, A. C. Thomas, A. Goodman, K. Carter, Environmental Geosciences, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2012, 105-124 (doi: 10.1306/eg.06011212002). [Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Comparative Analysis of Conventional Oil and Gas and Wind Project Decommissioning Regulations on Federal, State, and County Lands

“Comparative Analysis of Conventional Oil and Gas and Wind Project Decommissioning Regulations on Federal, State, and County Lands” – D. Changala, M. Dworkin, J. Apt, P. Jaramillo, The Electricity Journal, Vol. 25, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2012, 29-45. [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Cost Analysis of stratospheric albedo modification delivery systems

“Cost Analysis of stratospheric albedo modification delivery systems” – J. McClellan, D. W. Keithh, J. Apt, Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2012, 034019.…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Direct and Indirect Rebound Effects for the US Household Using a Partial Equilibrium Model

“Direct and Indirect Rebound Effects for the US Household Using a Partial Equilibrium Model” – B. A. Thomas, I. L. Azevedo, Ecological Economics, 2012 (Submitted to Ecological Economics in March 2012, under review).…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Distributed Cogeneration for Commercial Buildings: Can we make the Economics Work?

“Distributed Cogeneration for Commercial Buildings: Can we make the Economics Work?” – K. Siler-Evans, M. G. Morgan, I. L. Azevedo, Energy Policy, Vol. 42, March 2012, 580-590. [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Distribution grid reconfiguration reduces power losses and helps integrate renewables

“Distribution grid reconfiguration reduces power losses and helps integrate renewables” – C. Lueken, P. M. S. Carvalho, J. Apt, Energy Policy, Vol. 48, 2012, 260-273.…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Economic implications of thermal energy storage for concentrated solar thermal power

“Economic implications of thermal energy storage for concentrated solar thermal power” – S. J. Wagner, E. S. Rubin, Renewable Energy, 2012, 1-15.…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Edison Revisited: Should we use DC Circuits for Lighting in Commercial Buildings?

“Edison Revisited: Should we use DC Circuits for Lighting in Commercial Buildings?” – B. A. Thomas, I. L. Azevedo, M. G. Morgan, Energy Policy, Vol. 45, 2012, 399-411. [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Effectiveness of stratospheric solar-radiation management as a function of climate sensitivity

“Effectiveness of stratospheric solar-radiation management as a function of climate sensitivity” – K. Ricke, D. J. Rowlands, W. J. Ingram, D. W. Keith, M. G. Morgan, Nature Climate Change, Vol. 2, 2012, 92-96 (doi:10.1038/nclimate1328). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Electricity consumption and energy savings potential of video game consoles in the United States

“Electricity consumption and energy savings potential of video game consoles in the United States” – E. Hittinger, K. Mullins, I. L. Azevedo, Energy Efficiency, March 2012 (DOI 10.1007/s12053-012-9152-z). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Exploring public perceptions of justice dilemmas in climate change adaptation

“Exploring public perceptions of justice dilemmas in climate change adaptation” – S. Klinsky, H. Dowlatabadi, T. McDaniels, Global Environmental Change. Vol. 22, Issue 4, October 2012, 862–876.…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Exploring robust alternatives for climate adaptation in forest-land management through expert judgments

“Exploring robust alternatives for climate adaptation in forest-land management through expert judgments” – T. McDaniels, T. Mills, D. Ohlson, R. Gregory, Risk Analysis, December 2012, Vol. 32, No. 12, 2098-2112. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Generating Wind Time Series as a Hybrid of Measured and Simulated Data

“Generating Wind Time Series as a Hybrid of Measured and Simulated Data” – S. Rose, J. Apt, Wind Energy, Vol. 15, No. 5, July 2012, 699-715 (DOI: 10.1002/we.499). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Getting the Most Out of Electric Vehicle Subsidies

“Getting the Most Out of Electric Vehicle Subsidies” – J. Michalek, M. Chester, C. Samaras, Issues in Science and Technology, Summer 2012. [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

How humans could ‘feel’ changing biogeochemistry

“How humans could ‘feel’ changing biogeochemistry” – S. R. Cooley, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2012, 258-263.…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Hurricane modification and mitigation in Miami-Dade County, Florida

“Hurricane modification and mitigation in Miami-Dade County, Florida” – K. Klima, N. Lin, M. G. Morgan, K. Emanuel, I. Grossmann, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2012, 636-642.…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

ICT solutions in transportation systems: estimating the benefits and environmental impacts in Lisbon

“ICT solutions in transportation systems: estimating the benefits and environmental impacts in Lisbon” – P. C. Baptista, I. L. Azevedo, T. L. Farias, Procedia – Social and Behavorial Sciences, Vol. 54, 2012, 716-725.…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Investment and employment from large-scale photovoltaics up to 2050

“Investment and employment from large-scale photovoltaics up to 2050” – W. D. Grossmann, K. W. Steininger, C. Schmidt, I. Grossmann, Empirica Special Issue ‘Climate and Global Change, Selected Papers from the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association’, Vol. 39, 2012, 165-189.…

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Investment and employment from large-scale photovoltaics up to 2050

“Investment and employment from large-scale photovoltaics up to 2050” – W. D. Grossmann, K. W. Steininger, C. Schmidt, I. Grossmann, Empirica Special Issue ‘Climate and Global Change, Selected Papers from the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association’, Vol. 39, 2012, 165-189.…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Marginal emissions factors for the US electricity system

“Marginal emissions factors for the US electricity system” – K. Siler-Evans, I. L. Azevedo, M. G. Morgan,Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 46, No. 9, 2012, 4742-4748 (DOI: 10.1021/es300145v). [ Full paper]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Negotiation analysis for mechanisms to deliver ecosystem services: a value-focused bargaining structure to achieve joint gains

“Negotiation analysis for mechanisms to deliver ecosystem services: a value-focused bargaining structure to achieve joint gains” – R. Vignola, T. McDaniels, R. W. Scholz, Ecological Economics, Vol. 75, March 2012, 22-31 (doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.01.004). [Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Nutrition and Income from Molluscs Today Imply Vulnerability to Ocean Acidification Tomorrow

“Nutrition and Income from Molluscs Today Imply Vulnerability to Ocean Acidification Tomorrow” – S. Cooley, N. Lucey, H. Kite-Powell, S. C. Doney, Fish and Fisheries, Vol. 13, No. 2, June 2012, 182 – 215 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2011.00424.x). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Ocean acidification

“Ocean acidification” – S. Cooley, S. Doney, Encyclopedia of Environmetrics, Second Edition, 2012, 1828-1834. (DOI: 10:1002/9780470057339.vnn124).…

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Policy Tenure Under the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

“Policy Tenure Under the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)” – E. Michel-Kerjan, S. Lemoyne de Forges, H. Kunreuther, Risk Analysis, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2012, 644-658 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2011.01671.x). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Potentials for Sustainable Transportation in Cities to Alleviate Climate Change Impacts

“Potentials for Sustainable Transportation in Cities to Alleviate Climate Change Impacts” – Y. Mashayekh, P. Jaramillo, C. Samaras, C. T. Hendrickson, M. Blackhurst, H. L. MacLean, S. Matthews, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 46, No. 5, 2012, 2529-2537 (DOI: 10.1021/es203353q). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Preparing for smart grid technologies: A behavioral decision research approach to understanding consumer expectations about smart meters

“Preparing for smart grid technologies: A behavioral decision research approach to understanding consumer expectations about smart meters” – T. Krishnamurti, D. Schwartz, A. Davis, B. Fischhoff, W. Bruine de Bruin, L. Lave, J. Wang, Energy Policy, Vol. 41, 2012, 790-797. [ Full Paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Probabilistic modeling of hurricane risks to off-shore wind turbines off Galveston

“Probabilistic modeling of hurricane risks to off-shore wind turbines off Galveston” – S. Rose, P. Jaramillo, I. Grossmann, M. Small, J. Apt, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 109, No. 33, January 2012, 13459-13464. [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Public perception, knowledge and policy support for mitigation and adaption to Climate Change in Costa Rica: Comparisons with North American and European studies

“Public perception, knowledge and policy support for mitigation and adaption to Climate Change in Costa Rica: Comparisons with North American and European studies” – R. Vignola, S. Klinsky, J. Tam, T. McDaniels, Mitigation and Adaption Strategies for Global Change, March 2012 (DOI: 10.1007/s11027-012-9364-8). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2012 Read More →

Public Perceptions of Hurricane Modification Techniques

“Public Perceptions of Hurricane Modification Techniques” – K. Klima, W. Bruine de Bruin, M. G. Morgan, I. Grossmann, Risk Analysis, Vol. 32, No. 7, July 2012, 1194-1206 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2011.01717.x). [Full paper ]…

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Quantifying the Hurricane Risk to Offshore Wind Turbines

“Quantifying the Hurricane Risk to Offshore Wind Turbines” – S. Rose, A. B. Hollowed, M. Small, I. Grossmann, J. Apt, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 109, No. 9, February 2012, 3247-3252 (10.1073/pnas.1111769109). [ Full paper ]…

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Reducing the average cost of CO2 capture by shutting-down the capture plant at times of high electricity prices

“Reducing the average cost of CO2 capture by shutting-down the capture plant at times of high electricity prices” – D. Patino-Echeverri, D. Hoppock, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 9, July 2012, 410-418. [ Full paper ]…

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Reducing the energy penalty costs of post-combustion CCS systems with amine-storage

“Reducing the energy penalty costs of post-combustion CCS systems with amine-storage” – D. Patino-Echeverri, D. Hoppock, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2012, 1243-1252 (DOI: 10.1021/es202164h). [ Full paper ]…

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Reply to Powell and Cocke: On the probability of catastrophic damage to offshore wind farms from hurricanes in the US Gulf Coast

“Reply to Powell and Cocke: On the probability of catastrophic damage to offshore wind farms from hurricanes in the US Gulf Coast” – S. Rose, P. Jaramillo, M. Small, I. Grossmann, J. Apt, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012, Vol. 109, No. 33, E2193-E2194.…

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Task familiarity and contextual cues predict hypothetical bias in a meta-analysis of stated preference studies

“Task familiarity and contextual cues predict hypothetical bias in a meta-analysis of stated preference studies” – F. Schläpfer, B. Fischhoff, Ecological Economics, Vol. 81, No. 1, 2012, 44-47 (doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2012.06.016). [ Full Paper ]…

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Tension between the objectives to reduce sea-level rise and rates of temperature change through solar radiation management

“Tension between the objectives to reduce sea-level rise and rates of temperature change through solar radiation management” – P. Irvine, R. Sriver, K. Keller, Nature Climate Change, Vol. 2, 2012, 97-100 (doi:10.1038/nclimate1351). [ Full paper ]…

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The Cost of Carbon Capture and Storage for Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plants

“The Cost of Carbon Capture and Storage for Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plants” – E. S. Rubin, H. Zhai, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 46, 2012, 3076-3084.…

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The Cost of Wind Power Variability

“The Cost of Wind Power Variability” – W. Katzenstein, J. Apt, Energy Policy, Vol. 51, 2012, 233-243.…

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The Costs of Solar and Wind Power Variability for Reducing CO2 Emissions

“The Costs of Solar and Wind Power Variability for Reducing CO2 Emissions” – C. Lueken, G. Cohen, J. Apt, Energy Policy, Vol. 46, No. 17, 2012, 9761-9767.…

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The effect of long-distance interconnection on wind power variability

“The effect of long-distance interconnection on wind power variability” – E. Fertig, W. Katzenstein, P. Jaramillo, J. Apt, Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2012, (DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/7/3/034017).…

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The Outlook for Improved Carbon Capture Technology

“The Outlook for Improved Carbon Capture Technology” – E. S. Rubin, H. Mantripragada, A. Marks, P. Verteeg, J. Kitchin, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Vol. 38, 2012, 630-371.…

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Thoughts on whether government should steer a tropical cyclone if it could

“Thoughts on whether government should steer a tropical cyclone if it could” – K. Klima, M. G. Morgan,Journal of Risk Research, Vol. 15, No. 8, 2012, 1013-1020 (DOI:10.1080/13669877.2012.686054). [ Full paper ]…

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Understanding the pitfalls of CCS cost estimates

“Understanding the pitfalls of CCS cost estimates” – E. S. Rubin, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 10, 2012, 181-190.…

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Using Expert Judgments to Explore Robust Alternatives for Forest Management under Climate Change

“Using Expert Judgments to Explore Robust Alternatives for Forest Management under Climate Change” – T. McDaniels, T. Mills, D. Ohlson, R. Gregory, Risk Analysis, Vol. 32, No. 12, 2012 (doi: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2012.01822.x). [ Full paper ]…

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What Properties of Grid Energy Storage are Most Valuable?

“What Properties of Grid Energy Storage are Most Valuable?” – E. Hittinger, J. F. Whitacre, J. Apt, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 206, May 2012, 436-449 (doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2011.12.003). [ Full paper ]…

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Wind power generation in China: understanding the mismatch between capacity and generation

“Wind power generation in China: understanding the mismatch between capacity and generation” – M. Yang, D. Patino-Echeverri, Fuxia Yang, Renewable Energy, Vol. 41, May 2012, 145-151 (doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2011.10.013). [ Full paper ]…

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The value of CCS public opinion research: A letter in response to Malone, Dooley, and Bradbury

“The value of CCS public opinion research: A letter in response to Malone, Dooley, and Bradbury”, L. A. Fleishman, W. Bruine de Bruin, M. G. Morgan, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 7, 2012, 265-266 (Written in response to ‘Moving from misinformation derived from public attitude surveys on carbon …

By May 31, 2012 Read More →

Edison Revisited: Should we use DC Circuits for Lighting in Commercial Buildings?

“Edison Revisited: Should we use DC Circuits for Lighting in Commercial Buildings?” – B. A. Thomas, I. L. Azevedo, M. G. Morgan, Energy Policy, Vol. 45, 2012, 399-411. [ Full paper ]…

By May 7, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM colleagues Erwann Michel-Kerjan and Howard Kunreuther from the Wharton School recently published a paper with CEDM support on “Policy Tenure Under the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)”

Our CEDM colleagues Erwann Michel-Kerjan and Howard Kunreuther from the Wharton School recently published a paper with CEDM support on “Policy Tenure Under the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)”. Please find the paper in attchment.

The abstract reads: “In the United States, insurance against flood hazard (inland flooding or …

By April 25, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: Press Release – Carnegie Mellon Researchers Examine Economic Feasibility Of Using Direct Current Circuits To Power Lights in Commercial Buildings

PITTSBURGH – For more than a century, electric power has been produced and distributed using alternating current (AC) technology championed by George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla.

Carnegie Mellon University researchers report that a competing direct current (DC) electrical power system, pioneered by Thomas A. Edison in the 1880s, may be …

By April 23, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM and Granger Morgan quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“With all due respect to teams still skating in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the world’s most important “hockey stick” on this 43rd Earth Day is wielded by Michael E. Mann and other climate scientists.”

Click here to access the full article.

By April 12, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: “Nutrition and income from molluscs today imply vulnerability to ocean acidification tomorrow” recently published by Cooley and Doney

A paper has recently been published in “Fish and Fisheries”, titled “Nutrition and income from molluscs today imply vulnerability
to ocean acidification tomorrow”, by CEDM associated researchers Sarah Cooley and Scott Doney.

The abstract reads “Atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human industrial activities are causing a progressive alteration of …

By April 3, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: Recent press release states Carnegie Mellon engineering researchers report that changes in video console standards could easily lower US electricity consumption

Engineering and Public Policy Ph.D. students Eric Hittinger and Kimberly Mullins in conjunction with Ines Lima Azevedo, executive director of CMU�s Climate and Energy Decision-Making Center and an EPP assistant research professor are the subject of a recent Carnegie Mellon University press release. The press release describes recent research into …

By March 29, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: “Public Perception, Knowledge and Policy Support for Mitigation and Adaption to Climate Change in Costa Rica: Comparisons with North American and European Studies” recently published by Vignola, Klinsky, Tam and McDaniels

CEDM colleagues Vignola, Klinsky and McDaniels have recently published a piece on “Public perception, knowledge and policy support for mitigation and adaption to Climate Change in Costa Rica: Comparisons with North American and European studies” in the journal Mitigation and Adaption Strategies for Global Change.

The abstract reads: “Over the …

By March 26, 2012 Read More →

“Quantifying the Hurricane Risk to Offshore Turbines” recently published by Rose, Jaramillo, Small, Grossman and Apt

Stephen Rose, Paulina Jaramillo, Mitchell J. Small, Iris Grossmann, and Jay Apt haver recently published a piece in PNAS on “Quantifying the hurricane risk to offshore wind turbines”.

The abstract reads: “The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that if the United States is to generate 20% of its electricity …

By March 26, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: “What Properties of Grid Energy Storage are Most Valuable?” recently published by Hittinger, Whitacre, and Apt

Eric Hittinger, J. Whitacre, and Jay Apt have recently published a piece on the Journal of Power Sources determining which properties of grid energy storage are most valuable.

The abstract reads: “While energy storage technologies have existed for decades, fast-ramping grid-level storage is still an immature industry and is experiencing …

By March 25, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: Brinda Thomas recently quoted in EE news

PhD candidate Brinda Thomas was quoted in the EE news: “Another driver is renewable energy proliferation. Solar panels produce DC power, which has to be inverted to AC before it is fed into a home, an office or the grid. For companies striving for a net-zero-energy building — one that …

By March 23, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: Jeremy Michalek recently quoted in the Washington Post

 

Our colleague Jeremy Michalek has recently been quoted in the Washington Post on the PNAS EV paper. You can find the full piece here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/hybrid-electric-or-gas-whats-a-car-buyer-interested-in-the-environment-to-do/2012/03/12/gIQA4ISdNS_story.html

By March 20, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: “Distributed cogeneration for commercial buildings? Can we make the economics work?” recently published by Siler-Evans, Azevedo, and Azevedo

 

In “Distributed cogeneration for commercial buildings? Can we make the economics work?” by K. Siler-Evans, G. Morgan, and I. Azevedo, the authors evaluate strategies for making cogeneration more economically attractive, either by increasing the expected returns or decreasing the risks of such investments. Results show that (1) there is …

By March 19, 2012 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Dr. Jordan Fischbach – Date: 4/24/2012 – Topic: Applying the Coastal Louisiana Risk Assessment (CLARA) Model to Support Louisiana’s 2012 Coastal Master Plan

Date: 4/24/2012
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Dr. Jordan Fischbach
Topic: Applying the Coastal Louisiana Risk Assessment (CLARA) Model to Support Louisiana’s 2012 Coastal Master Plan

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio

By March 19, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: “Edison Revisited: Should we use DC circuits for lighting in commercial buildings?” recently published by Thomas, Azevedo, and Morgan

In “Edison Revisited: Should we use DC circuits for lighting in commercial buildings?”, Thomas et al. find that DC lighting systems for commercial buildings lead to limited lifetime cost savings compared with AC lighting systems, except when used with solar PV. However, DC building circuits lower capital costs, can lower …

By February 27, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: Examining the Role of Government Assistance for Disaster Victims: A Review of H.R. 3042 Examining the Role of Government Assistance for Disaster Victims

“CEDM investigator Howard Kunreuther provides a testimony on “Examining the Role of Government Assistance for Disaster Victims: A Review of H.R. 3042
Examining the Role of Government Assistance for Disaster Victims”

H.R. 3042 is proposed legislation that proposes changes to federal disaster loans under the Small Business Administration. In the …

By February 19, 2012 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Dr. Mort Webster – Date: 4/17/2012 – Topic: An Approximate Dynamic Programming Framework for Global Climate Decisions Under Uncertainty

Date: 4/17/2012
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Dr. Mort Webster
Topic: An Approximate Dynamic Programming Framework for Global Climate Decisions Under Uncertainty

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio
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By February 16, 2012 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Dr. Liz Moyer – Date: 4/9/2012 – Topic: Capturing Climate Change for Policy Analysis

Date: 4/9/2012
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Dr. Liz Moyer
Topic: Capturing Climate Change for Policy Analysis

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio

By February 15, 2012 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Joseph DeCarolis – Date: 3/19/2012 – Topic: Modeling for Insight with an Energy Economy

Date: 3/19/2012
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Joseph DeCarolis
Topic: Modeling for Insight with an Energy Economy

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By February 12, 2012 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Shui Bin – Date: 2/28/2012 – Topic: Third Parties in the Implementation of Building Energy Codes in China

Date: 2/28/2012
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Shui Bin
Topic: Third Parties in the Implementation of Building Energy Codes in China

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio
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By January 2, 2012 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Dave Calkin (Via videoconference) – Date: 2/7/2012 – Topic: Risk Preferences and Probability Weighting in Wildfire Decision-Making: A Choice Experiment of US Federal Wildfire Managers

Date: 2/7/2012
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Dave Calkin (Via videoconference)
Topic: Risk Preferences and Probability Weighting in Wildfire Decision-Making: A Choice Experiment of US Federal Wildfire Managers

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio
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By January 1, 2012 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Gabrielle Wong-Parodi – Date: 1/17/2012 – Topic: Engaging with the Public on Controversial Energy Technologies

Date: 01/17/2012
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Gabrielle Wong-Parodi
Topic: Engaging with the Public on Controverisal Energy Technologies

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio

By November 11, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

General Information News: A Gold Rush of Subsidies in Clean Energy Search

“WASHINGTON – Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, on a former cattle ranch and gypsum mine, NRG Energy is building an engineering marvel: a compound of nearly a million solar panels that will produce enough electricity to power about 100,000 homes.”

“The project is also a marvel in another, …

By November 1, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Armin Haas – Date: 11/7/2011 – Topic: Bayesian Risk Management – an Update

Date: November 7th, 2011
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Armin Haas, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio

By October 31, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Jette Krause – Date: 10/31/2011 – Topic: Bayesian Assessment of 2030 German New Vehicle GHG Emissions and Related Abatement Costs

Date: October 31st, 2011
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Jette Krause, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio

By October 28, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

CEDM News: “Valuation of plug-in vehicle life-cycle air emissions and oil displacement benefits” recently published by Michalek, Samaras, Lave and co-authors

 

“Michalek, Samaras, Lave and co-authors recently published a piece on PNAS, with CEDM support, titled “Valuation of plug-in vehicle life-cycle air emissions and oil displacement benefits”. The abstract reads:

“We assess the economic value of life-cycle air emissions and oil consumption from conventional vehicles, hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid-electric …

By October 20, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: Gas Boom Aids Pennsylvania, but Some Worry Over the Risk

“Bill Kelley Sr., and his son, Bill Jr., have expanded their equipment-rental business, Taylor Rental, and now sell hard-to-find items to the gas companies. The senior Mr. Kelley said it has grown 40 percent in each of the last three years. His wife runs her own bustling business, PJ’s Cafe, …

By October 19, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: New study from NCAR finds that switching from coal to natural gas would do little for global climate

“The study by Tom Wigley, who is a senior research associate at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), underscores the complex and sometimes conflicting ways in which fossil fuel burning affects Earth’s climate. While coal use causes warming through emission of heat-trapping carbon dioxide, it also releases comparatively large …

By October 18, 2011 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM Student Austin Mitchell awarded with 2011 Society for Risk Analysis Student Merit Award

“CEDM PhD student Austin Mitchell has been awarded the 2011 Society for Risk Analysis Student Merit Award by the specialty group, Economics and Benefits Analysis, for his work on the regulatory policy for post-production reclamation of Marcellus shale natural gas well sites”.

Please wish Austin a warm congratulations for his …

By October 17, 2011 Read More →

CEDM News: Recently Published Review on Ocean Climate Trends

“CEDM investigator Scott Doney and colleagues have recently published a review characterizing trends in ocean climate and discussing mechanisms by which climate and ocean acidification alter marine biological structure and function at the level of individual organisms, populations, communities and ecosystems. Three case studies are presented for polar ice-dependent systems, …

By September 26, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Valerie Karplus – Date: 9/26/2011 – Topic: Climate and Energy Policy for U.S. Passenger Vehicles: A Technology-Rich Economic Modeling and Policy Analysis

Date: September 26th, 2011
Time: 12 Noon
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Valerie Karplus, Massachutsetts Institute of Technology

Seminar Abstract and Speaker Bio

By September 3, 2011 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM investigators Sarah Cooley and Scott Doney’s recently published article

CEDM investigators Sarah Cooley and Scott Doney have published an article on how nutrition and income from molluscs today imply vulnerability to ocean acidification tomorrow.

Click HERE to read more.…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

A technical and economic assessment of ammonia-based post-combustion CO2 capture at coal-fired power plants

“A technical and economic assessment of ammonia-based post-combustion CO2 capture at coal-fired power plants” – P. Versteeg, E. S. Rubin, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, , Vol. 5, 2011, 1596-1605.…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Applying the science of communication to the communication of science

“Applying the science of communication to the communication of science” – B. Fischhoff, Climatic Change, Vol. 108, 2011, 701-705.…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Battery Vehicles Reduce CO2 Emissions

“Battery Vehicles Reduce CO2 Emissions” – J. Apt, S. Peterson, J. F. Whitacre, Science, Vol. 333, No. 6044, August 2011, 823 (DOI: 10.1126/science.333.6044.823-a). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Designing Building Energy Efficiency Programs for Greenhouse Gas Reductions

“Designing Building Energy Efficiency Programs for Greenhouse Gas Reductions” – M. Blackhurst, I. L. Azevedo, S. Matthews, C. T. Hendrickson, Energy Policy, Vol. 39, No. 9, September 2011, 5269-5279. [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Does It Make Sense to Modify Tropical Cyclones? A Decision-Analytic Assessment

“Does It Make Sense to Modify Tropical Cyclones? A Decision-Analytic Assessment” – K. Klima, M. G. Morgan, I. Grossmann, K. Emanuel, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 45, No. 10, 2011, 4242-4248 (DOI: 10.1021/es104336u). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Economic Incentives and Regulatory Framework for Shale Gas Well Site Reclamation in Pennsylvania

“Economic Incentives and Regulatory Framework for Shale Gas Well Site Reclamation in Pennsylvania” – A. L. Mitchell, E. A. Casman, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 45, No. 22, 2011, 9506-9514 (DOI: 10.1021/es2021796). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Economics of compressed air energy storage to integrate wind power: A case study in ERCOT

“Economics of compressed air energy storage to integrate wind power: A case study in ERCOT” – E. Fertig, J. Apt, Energy Policy, Vol. 39, No. 5, May 2011, 2330-2342 (doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.01.049). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Expanding the scope of British Columbia’s carbon neutral government mandate

“Expanding the scope of British Columbia’s carbon neutral government mandate” – K. Lau, H. Dowlatabadi,Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, March 2011 (Eds.: A. Shaw, H. Zerriffi, R. Meyer). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Expert assessments of retrofitting coal-fired power plants with carbon dioxide capture technologies

“Expert assessments of retrofitting coal-fired power plants with carbon dioxide capture technologies” – T. S. Chung, D. Patino-Echeverri, T. L. Johnson, Energy Policy, Vol. 39, No. 9, September 2011, 5609-5620 (doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.04.038). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Global optimization of plug-in hybrid vehicle design and allocation to minimize life cycle greenhouse gas emissions

“Global optimization of plug-in hybrid vehicle design and allocation to minimize life cycle greenhouse gas emissions” – C.-S. Shiau, J. J. Michalek, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 133, No. 8, 2011, 1-6.…

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Impact on beliefs about Atlantic tropical cyclone detection on conclusions about trends in tropical cyclone numbers

“Impact on beliefs about Atlantic tropical cyclone detection on conclusions about trends in tropical cyclone numbers” – S. Tokdar, I. Grossmann, J. Kadane, A. Charest, M. Small, Bayesian Analysis, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2011, 547-572 (DOI:10.1214/11-BA621). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Influencing Attitudes toward Carbon Capture and Sequestration: A Social Marketing Approach

“Influencing Attitudes toward Carbon Capture and Sequestration: A Social Marketing Approach” – G. Wong-Parodi, H. Dowlatabadi, T. McDaniels, I. Ray, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 45, No. 16, July 2011, 6743-6751 (DOI: 10.1021/es201391g). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Lessons from British Columbia’s carbon neutral government mandate

“Lessons from British Columbia’s carbon neutral government mandate” – K. Lau, H. Dowlatabadi, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, March 2011. [ Full paper ]…

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Lester Lave, Visionary Economist

“Lester Lave, Visionary Economist” – J. Apt, C. T. Hendrickson, G. Morgan, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 45, No. 13, 2011, 5457-5458.…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Li diffusivity and Phase Change in LiFe0.5Mn0.5PO4: a Comparitive Study Using Galvonastatic Intermittent Titration and Cyclic Voltammetry

“Li diffusivity and Phase Change in LiFe0.5Mn0.5PO4: a Comparitive Study Using Galvonastatic Intermittent Titration and Cyclic Voltammetry” – A. Hashambhoy, J. F. Whitacre, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2011.…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Lifecycle analysis of GHG intensity in BC’s energy sources

“Lifecycle analysis of GHG intensity in BC’s energy sources” – H. Dowlatabadi, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, March 2011 (Eds.: A. Shaw, H. Zerriffi, R. Meyer). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Net Air Emissions from Electric Vehicles: The Effect of Carbon Price and Charging Strategies

“Net Air Emissions from Electric Vehicles: The Effect of Carbon Price and Charging Strategies” – S. B. Peterson, J. F. Whitacre, J. Apt, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 45, No. 5, 2011, 1792-1797 (DOI: 10.1021/es102464y). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Preparing US Community Greenhouse Gas Inventories for Climate Action Plans

“Preparing US Community Greenhouse Gas Inventories for Climate Action Plans” – M. Blackhurst, S. Matthews, A. Sharrard, C. T. Hendrickson, I. L. Azevedo, Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 6, No. 3, July 2011, 034003 (11pp) (doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/3/034003). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Relevance of emissions timing in biofuel greenhouse gases and climate impacts

“Relevance of emissions timing in biofuel greenhouse gases and climate impacts” – S. Schwietzke, W. M. Griffin, H. S. Matthews, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 45, No. 19, 2011, 8197-8203.…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Residential and Regional Electricity Consumption in the US and EU: How much will higher prices reduce CO2 emissions?

“Residential and Regional Electricity Consumption in the US and EU: How much will higher prices reduce CO2 emissions?” – I. L. Azevedo, M. G. Morgan, L. B. Lave, The Electricity Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2011, 1040-6190 (doi:10.1016/j.tej.2010.12.004). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Residential Electricity Consumption in Portugal: Findings from top-down and bottom-up models

“Residential Electricity Consumption in Portugal: Findings from top-down and bottom-up models” – D. Wiesmann, I. L. Azevedo, P. Ferrão, J. Fernandez, Energy Policy, Vol. 39, No. 5, May 2011, 2772-2779 (doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.02.47). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Review of ‘Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate’ by the National Research Council

“Review of ‘Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate’ by the National Research Council” – I. Grossmann, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 86, No. 4, 2011, 341-342.…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Structuring decision-making for ecosystem-based management

“Structuring decision-making for ecosystem-based management” – M. J. Espinosa-Romero, M. A. Chan Kai, T. McDaniels, D. M. Dalmer, Marine Policy, Vol. 35, No. 5, September 2011, 575-583 (doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2011.01.019). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Techno-economic evaluation of coal-to-liquids (CTL) plants with carbon capture and sequestration

“Techno-economic evaluation of coal-to-liquids (CTL) plants with carbon capture and sequestration” – H. C. Mantripragada, E . S. Rubin, Energy Policy, Vol. 39, 2011, 2808-2816.…

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The challenges of British Columbia’s “carbon neutral government” mandate

“The challenges of British Columbia’s “carbon neutral government” mandate” – K. Lau, H. Dowlatabadi, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, March 2011 (Eds.: A. Shaw, H. Zerriffi, R. Meyer). [ Full paper ]…

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Tropical cyclones, climate change, and scientific uncertainty: What do we know, what does it mean, what should be done?

“Tropical cyclones, climate change, and scientific uncertainty: What do we know, what does it mean, what should be done?” – I. Grossmann, M. G. Morgan, Climatic Change, Vol. 108, No. 3, 2011, 411-470 (DOI: 10.1007/s10584-011-0020-1). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Valuation of Plug-In Vehicle Life-Cycle Air Emissions and Oil Displacement Benefits

“Valuation of Plug-In Vehicle Life-Cycle Air Emissions and Oil Displacement Benefits” – J. Michalek, M. Chester, P. Jaramillo, C. Samaras, C. N. Shiau, L. B. Lave, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 108, No. 40, October 2011, 16554-16558 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1104473108). [  Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2011 Read More →

Water Use at Pulverized Coal Power Plants with Post-combustion Carbon Capture and Storage

“Water Use at Pulverized Coal Power Plants with Post-combustion Carbon Capture and Storage” -H. Zhai, E. S. Rubin, P. L. Versteeg, 2011, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 45, 2479-2485.…

By July 1, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: A Green Solution, or the Dark Side to Cleaner Coal?

“The six massive silos standing beside this industrial port in northeastern China hold seemingly contradictory promises: They could help improve the quality of China’s polluted air, but they might also contribute to faster global warming.

The silos, which are scheduled to start operation in July, are designed to blend cleaner-burning …

By June 15, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: IPCC asks scientists to assess geo-engineering climate solutions

“Lighter-coloured crops, aerosols in the stratosphere and iron filings in the ocean are among the measures being considered by leading scientists for “geo-engineering” the Earth’s climate, leaked documents from the UN climate science body show.”

Click HERE to read more.…

By June 12, 2011 Read More →

Non-CEDM event, but of interest: International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)

Abstract submission deadline: January 17th 2011

More information at http://www.hhs.se/iaee-2011/Pages/default.aspx

By June 10, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: The Gas is Greener

“In April, Gov. Jerry Brown made headlines by signing into law an ambitious mandate that requires California to obtain one-third of its electricity from renewable energy sources like sunlight and wind by 2020. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia now have renewable electricity mandates. President Obama and several members …

By June 9, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: A New Spin on Carbon

“Recycling is in vogue. But what about re-using carbon emissions? While it may sound far-fetched, governments around the globe are looking into it.”

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By June 8, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: June 8 Update

Below is a list of stories currently in the news regarding climate and energy.

Fed’s Tarullo hints at higher capital requirements
“Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo suggested that major financial institutions could be required to hold as much as 14% of assets as capital to help prevent another crisis. ‘The …

By June 7, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: June 7 Update

Below is a list of stories currently in the news regarding climate and energy.

EPA Reportedly Ready to Seek Two-Month Delay for Draft GHG Rules
“Sources familiar with internal EPA operations say the agency plans to delay draft GHG emissions limits for power plants beyond the current July 26 deadline, …

By June 6, 2011 Read More →

Non-CEDM event, but of interest: European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) Summer Study

Abstract submission deadline: September 30th 2010

More information at http://www.eceee.org/summer_study

By June 5, 2011 Read More →

CEDM News: A simple model to account for regional inequalities in the effectiveness of solar radiation management

We present a simple model to account for the potential effectiveness of solar radiation management (SRM) in compensating for anthropogenic climate change. This method provides a parsimonious way to account for regional inequality in the assessment of SRM effectiveness and allows policy and decision makers to examine the linear climate …

By June 4, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: OECD Better Life Initiative

“There is more to life than the cold numbers of GDP and economic statistics – This Index allows you to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life.”

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By May 31, 2011 Read More →

Reducing the Health Impacts of Emissions from Public Transportation Fleets through Vehicle Scheduling Optimization

Reducing the Health Impacts of Emissions from Public Transportation Fleets through Vehicle Scheduling Optimization – B. Gouge, F. Ries, H. Dowlatabadi, 2011; Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association 104th Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida. [  Full Paper ]…

By May 30, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: Detroit’s Rebound Is Built on Smaller Cars

“After years of being outgunned by Japanese rivals, the American auto industry has made small cars a central part of its strategy, seeking to capitalize on a fundamental shift in the preferences of consumers in an era of fast-rising gas prices.”

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By May 25, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Tiago Farias and Patricia Baptista – Date: 5/25/2011 – Topic: Topics on Transportation, Energy, and the Environment

Date: May 25, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speakers: Tiago Farias and Patricia Baptista

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By May 23, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: A City Prepares for a Warm Long-Term Forecast

“The Windy City is preparing for a heat wave – a permanent one. Climate scientists have told city planners that based on current trends, Chicago will feel more like Baton Rouge than a Northern metropolis before the end of this century.”

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By May 12, 2011 Read More →

In Memoriam – Lester Lave

EPP/Tepper Professor Lester Lave died at his home on May 9, 2011. Lester, one of he world’s leading applied economists, spent virtually his entire career at Carnegie Mellon. Through his research and teaching he had a profound impact on the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. His friends and colleagues …

By May 6, 2011 Read More →

Ahmed Abdulla wins prestigious fellowship

“Ahmed Abdulla, CEDM PhD Student, as been awarded a prestigious 2011-2012 Steinbrenner Institute Graduate Fellowship to study the ‘Economic Viability of Small, Modular Nuclear Reactors’.”

For more information on the Steinbrenner Institute, click here.…

By May 2, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Lasse Wallquist – Date: 5/2/2011 – Topic: Where there’s smoke there’s fire – The role of intuitive mental models for perceptions of CCS

Date: May 2, 2011
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Lasse Wallquist

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By May 1, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: Exelon-Constellation Deal Could Create ‘Clean Energy’ Giant

“Exelon Corp.’s $7.9 billion bid to buy Constellation Energy builds on a series of recent deals meant to create profitable electric power companies that burn less coal, use more natural gas and combine existing nuclear fleets.”

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By April 30, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: Greenland reveals its warm secrets

“New results from a drilling project in Greenland suggest that the ice sheet there may be more stable-and Antarctica’s may be less stable-than previously thought.”

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By April 25, 2011 Read More →

CEDM News: The Thinning of Arctic Sea Ice

“The surplus heat needed to explain the loss of Arctic sea ice during the past few decades is on the order of 1 W/m2. Observing, attributing, and predicting such a small amount of energy remain daunting problems.”

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By April 25, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Jessika Trancik – Date: 4/25/2011 – Topic: Evaluating new energy technologies against environmental performance targets

Date: April 25, 2011
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Jessika Trancik

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By April 21, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: Ed Rubin Featured on CMU Homepage

“Chris DiAndreth was mulling over the list of course offerings when the name of a certain Carnegie Mellon University professor caught his eye: Ed Rubin.

What an opportunity, he thought. A chance to learn firsthand from a Nobel Laureate.”

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By April 21, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Jane Rovins – Date: 4/21/2011 – Topic: Integrated Disaster Risk: From Research to Disaster Management

Date: April 21, 2011
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Jane Rovins

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By April 19, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Michela Catenacci – Date: 4/19/2011 – Topic: Expert elicitation of RD&D uncertain effectiveness on energy innovation

Date: April 19, 2011
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Michela Catenacci

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By April 16, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: T.V.A. Agrees to Shutter 18 Generators That Use Coal

“In a sweeping legal settlement, the Tennessee Valley Authority has agreed for the first time to reduce its overall capacity to generate coal-fired electricity, promising to close 18 of its coal-burning generators over the next six years while spending $3 billion to $5 billion on pollution controls on any remaining …

By April 12, 2011 Read More →

Non-CEDM event, but of interest: Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation

Abstract submission deadline: October 5th 2010

More information at http://www.mascarocenter.pitt.edu/conference

By April 11, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: S. S. Krishnan – Date: 4/11/2011 – Topic: Energy Efficiency Policy Implementation for Large Industries in India

Date: April 11, 2011
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: S. S. Krishnan…

By April 8, 2011 Read More →

Kelly Klima wins Outstanding Student Paper Award

For her presentation of the paper titled ‘Does It Make Sense to Modify Tropical Cyclones? A Decision-Analytic Assessment’ at the 2010 Fall Meeting of the Natural Hazards of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, California, Kelly Klima has been selected to receive receive an Outstanding Student Paper Award.

Please …

By April 5, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Karen Palmer – Date: 4/5/2011 – Topic: Supply Curves for Conserved Electricity

Date: April 5th, 2011
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Karen Palmer, Resources for the Future

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By April 4, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Sonja Klinsky – Date: 4/4/2011 – Topic: Vinaigrette or Oil and Vinegar? Comparing public rationales for justice trade-offs in mitigation and adaptation climate policy dilemmas

Date: April 4, 2011
Time: 3 PM
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Sonja Klinsky, Cambridge Department of Economics

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By April 3, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: Climate Change: A record-making effort

“ON THURSDAY March 31st Richard Muller of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory gave evidence to the energy and commerce committee of America’s House of Representatives on the surface temperature record.”

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By March 29, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Richard Howarth – Date: 3/29/2011 – Topic: Discounting for Time and Risk in Climate-Change

Date: March 29, 2011
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Richard Howarth

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By March 20, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: Wind energy surplus threatens eastern German power grid

“More than one third of Germany’s 21,500 wind turbines are located in the nation’s east. This concentration of generating capacity regularly overloads the region’s electricity grid, threatening blackouts.”

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By March 19, 2011 Read More →

CEDM News: Carnegie Mellon Professor Edward S. Rubin Helps California Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Carnegie Mellon University’s Edward S. Rubin was recently tapped to help guide California’s policy on the long-term geologic storage of carbon dioxide to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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By March 17, 2011 Read More →

CEDM News: CMU’s Baruch Fischhoff Warned of Nuclear Energy Industry’s Communication Problem in 2009

“The earthquake and tsunami in Japan have forced an international spotlight on nuclear energy and its risks to society. Conflicting reports and leadership responses about what exactly is going on with Japan’s nuclear reactors and the threats the leaks pose to the population have cast a cloud of uncertainty surrounding …

By March 15, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: Showdown on Vermont Nuclear Plant’s Fate

“A decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission sets the stage for conflict with the state, which seeks to shut the 40-year-old plant down.”

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By March 12, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: On Climate, Who Needs the Facts?

“The IPCC is the leading international scientific body studying climate change. Despite criticism – much of it manufactured by climate-change deniers – the panel has for more than a decade provided rigorous and balanced information to policy makers to help guide their efforts to prevent and mitigate the potentially disastrous …

By March 11, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: On Climate, Who Needs the Facts?

“The IPCC is the leading international scientific body studying climate change. Despite criticism – much of it manufactured by climate-change deniers – the panel has for more than a decade provided rigorous and balanced information to policy makers to help guide their efforts to prevent and mitigate the potentially disastrous …

By March 10, 2011 Read More →

CEDM News: CEDM and EPP featured on front page of CMU website

Please see the links below for

CMU’s Main Page

Feature Story

By March 4, 2011 Read More →

CEDM News: Peterson, Whitacre, and Apt’s work on net air emissions from electric vehicles has just been published in ES&T

“Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) may become part of the transportation fleet on time scales of a decade or two. We calculate the electric grid load increase and emissions due to vehicle battery charging in PJM and NYISO with the current generation mix, the current mix with a $50/tonne CO2 …

By March 3, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: Solar Energy Faces Tests On Greenness

“Just weeks after regulators approved the last of nine multibillion-dollar solar thermal power plants to be built in the Southern California desert, a storm of lawsuits and the resurgence of an older solar technology are clouding the future of the nascent industry.”

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By March 1, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: House Republicans fire White House climate advisers as frenzied budget debate continues

House Republicans and 13 Democrats passed a measure last night eliminating the salaries of President Obama’s international climate change envoy and other top officials, a defiant GOP challenge that will further complicate tough budget negotiations looming with Senate Democrats.

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By February 28, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Klaus Keller – Date: 2/28/2011 – Topic: Towards an Integrated Assessment of Geoengineering Proposals: Uncertainties and Information Needs

Date: Feburary 28th, 2011
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Klaus Keller, Penn State Geosciences

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General Information News: E.U. Climate Chief Has Work Cut Out for Her

“BRUSSELS – Connie Hedegaard embodies the way the European Commission would like to be perceived in the 21st century.”

“Ms. Hedegaard, 50, leads the commission’s efforts on climate change, an issue with global resonance, and she is a confident and telegenic communicator, helping dislodge the commission’s image as a haven …

By February 26, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: Obama’s DOE Budget Request Promotes Clean Tech, Slashes Fossil Energy

“The White House continued efforts today to beef up investment in nuclear and renewable energy technologies in its $29.5 billion fiscal 2012 spending request for the Department of Energy.”

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By February 25, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: Movement Afoot To Drop Climate Change From NASA

“Reps Posey, Adams and Bishop Join Colleagues in Calling on House Leaders to Reprioritize NASA for Human Space Flight Missions, Drop Climate Change”

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By February 22, 2011 Read More →

CEDM News: The Economist – Virtual Debate w/Granger Morgan as featured guest

Debate Topic: This house believes that natural gas will do more than renewables to limit the world’s carbon emissions.

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By February 15, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Melissa Chan – Date: 2/15/2011 – Topic: Expert Elicitations on the Federal Energy Technology Portfolio

Date: February 15, 2011
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Melissa Chan, Navigant Consulting

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By February 8, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Max Henrion – Date: 2/8/2011 – Topic: Open-Source Policy Modeling

Date: February 8, 2011
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Max Henrion, Lumina Decision Systems

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By February 3, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: The Climate Post – February 3rd, 2011

“Here Come a Bunch of Bills Aimed at Blocking EPA’s Ability to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) unveiled draft legislation to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. The …

By February 2, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: Amazon drought “severe” in 2010, raising warming fears, BBC reports

Researchers report in the journal Science that the 2010 drought was more widespead than in 2005 – the last big one – with more trees probably lost.

The 2005 drought had been termed a “one in a century” event.

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By January 29, 2011 Read More →

General Information News: Agency Revokes Permit for Major Coal Mining Project

The Environmental Protection Agency revoked the permit for one of the nation’s largest mountaintop-removal coal mining projects on Thursday, saying the mine would have done unacceptable damage to rivers, wildlife and communities in West Virginia. It was the first time the agency had rescinded a valid clean water permit for …

By January 11, 2011 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Anthony Paul – Date: 1/11/2011 – Topic: RFF Haiku Electricity Market Model

Date: January 11, 2011
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Anthony Paul, Resources for the Future

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By December 10, 2010 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Robert Ayres – Date: 12/10/2010 – Topic: Why Increased Energy Efficiency is both Possible and Essential

Date: December 10, 2010
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Robert Ayres, INSEAD

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By December 9, 2010 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Sarah Cooley – Date: 12/9/2010 – Topic: Assessing OA’s Effects on Humans through Ecosystem Services

Date: December 9, 2010
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Sarah Cooley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

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By November 30, 2010 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Dalia Patino-Echeverri – Date: 11/30/2010 – Topic: Flexible Regulation For Climate Policy

Date: November 30, 2010
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Dalia Patino-Echeverri, Duke University

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By November 29, 2010 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: Peter Irvine – Date: 11/29/2010 – Topic: Should We Geoengineer the Earth’s Climate?

Date: November 29, 2010
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Peter Irvine, University of Bristol

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By November 9, 2010 Read More →

CEDM Seminar: James Conca – Date: 11/9/2010 – Topic: The Cost of a Sustainable Energy Future

Date: November 9, 2010
Time: 12 noon
Location: Baker 129 conference room
Speaker: Dr. James Conca, Senior Scientist – Institute for Energy and the Environment, New Mexico State University

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By July 8, 2010 Read More →

Climate change impacts, conservation and protected values: Understanding promotion, ambivalence and resistance to policy change at the world conservation congress

“Climate change impacts, conservation and protected values: Understanding promotion, ambivalence and resistance to policy change at the world conservation congress” – S. M. Hagerman, T. S. Satterfield, H. Dowlatabadi, Conservation and Society, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2010, 298-311 (DOI: 10.4103/0972-4923.78146). [ Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2010 Read More →

Compensating for wind variability using co-located natural gas generation and energy storage

“Compensating for wind variability using co-located natural gas generation and energy storage” – E. Hittinger, J. F. Whitacre, J. Apt, Energy Systems, Vol. 1, No. 4, December 2010, 417-439 (doi: 10.1007/s12667-010-0017-2). [  Full paper ]…

By July 8, 2010 Read More →

Compensating for wind variability using co-located natural gas generation and energy storage

“Compensating for wind variability using co-located natural gas generation and energy storage” – E. Hittinger, J. F. Whitacre, J. Apt, Energy Systems, Vol. 1, No. 4, December 2010, 417-439 (doi: 10.1007/s12667-010-0017-2). [  Full paper ]…