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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

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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 …

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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

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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 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

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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

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Abstract:

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

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

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

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 …