Author Archive: Diana Rotondo

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17 April – “Energy and Environment Science Policy Analysis at the IDA Science and Technology Institute”

Date: 17 April 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Science and Technology Policy Institute
Topic: Energy and Environment Science Policy Analysis at the IDA Science and Technology Institute

Abstract: The IDA Science and Technology Institute (STPI) is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center that conducts objective …

By April 12, 2017 Read More →

Azevedo and Samaras Quoted on US Drop in CO2 Emissions

Ines Azevedo and Costa Samaras were featured and quoted in two different articles on their recent findings on the U.S. Drop in CO2 Emissions. Read more at:

ClimateCentral.com

Power Sector Carbon Index shows big drop in CO2 emissions, but more needs to be done

NextPittsburgh

Electricity’s Carbon

By March 10, 2017 Read More →

6 April – “Climate, Air Quality and Health Implications of China’s Energy Future” – Denise Mauzerall

Date: 6 April 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Marquis Room, Scott Hall
Speaker: Denise Mauzerall
Topic: Climate, Air Quality and Health Implications of China’s Energy Future

Abstract:

As a result of rapid industrialization, China now frequently suffers from extremely high levels of health damaging fine particulate air pollution and agriculture damaging …

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20 March – “Cross-validation of structured expert judgment: data from 2006-2015” – Roger Cooke

Date: 20 March 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Roger Cooke
Topic: Cross-validation of structured expert judgment: data from 2006-2015

Abstract: 33 expert judgment studies using calibration variables from the experts’ field were contracted in the period 2006-2015, whereby experts quantify their uncertainty on variables from their …

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16 March – “Understanding the Value of Distributed Energy Resources: New Methods and Insights for Electricity Economics, Planning, and Operations” – Jesse Jenkins

Date: 16 March 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Jesse Jenkins
Topic: Understanding the Value of Distributed Energy Resources: New Methods and Insights for Electricity Economics, Planning, and Operations

Abstract: Distributed energy resources (DERs), including distributed generation, storage, and demand response, create new options for the provision …

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“Viability of Using in Hydrocarbon Depleted Fractured Shale Formations for Geologic CO2 Storage” – Jeff Bielicki – 3 March

Date: 3 March 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Jeff Bielicki
Topic: Viability of Using in Hydrocarbon Depleted Fractured Shale Formations for Geologic CO2 Storage

Abstract:

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the largest unused byproducts of human activities, the emissions of which are accumulating in the …

By February 13, 2017 Read More →

Wall Street Journal Commentary Sections cites Lam, Branstetter, and Azevedo

“The Opinion|Commentary section of The Wall Street Journal highlights the results from Lam, Branstetter and Azevedo work published in ERL on China’s wind electricity: https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-green-leap-forward-in-china-what-a-load-of-biomass-1486081133“…

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22 February 2017 – CEDM/CEIC Seminar – Christopher Clack

Date: 22 February 2017
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Christopher Clack
Topic: The WIS:dom Optimization Model And Atmospheric Science To Inform Future Energy Pathways

Abstract:

The WIS:dom Optimization Model is the flagship software product from Vibrant Clean Energy, LLC. WIS:dom was built from the ground up to …

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20 Feb 2017 – “Finding Common Ground When Experts Disagree: An Application to Publicly Funded Energy Technology R&D Portfolios” – Erin Baker

Date: 20 February 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Erin Baker
Topic: Finding Common Ground When Experts Disagree: An Application to Publicly Funded Energy Technology R&D Portfolios

Abstract:

Robust Portfolio Decision Analysis is a new approach to support decision making, especially public decision making, when there is …

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13 February 2017 – “An analysis of technology differences in innovation patterns and its implications for low-carbon policy design” – Tobias Schmidt

Date: 13 February 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Tobais Schmidt
Topic: An analysis of technology differences in innovation patterns and its implications for low-carbon policy design

Abstract:

Technological change, particularly in the energy sector, is arguably the most important lever to address climate change. In order …