Author Archive: Diana Rotondo

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By November 2, 2017 Read More →

Over Two Years in the Making

After over two years under review, Justin Ritchie and Hadi Dowlatabadi’s paper Why do climate change scenarios return to coal? has been published by Energy. Ritchie and Dowlatabadi gave a presentation closely related to this paper at the 2017 CEDM Annual Meeting. To view their powerpoint, please visit the 2017

By November 1, 2017 Read More →

Inês Azevedo Meets Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore

The Climate Reality Leadership Corps, an initiative of The Climate Reality Project, hosted its 36th training in Pittsburgh on October 17-19. CMU Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and Co-Director of  CEDM, Inês Azevedo, participated in a panel discussion on the future of energy systems in our region, …

By October 12, 2017 Read More →

27 October – “Distributed resources shift paradigms on how we design, plan, and operate power systems: an application of the GAP model”

Date: 27 October 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Juan Pablo Carvallo
Topic: Distributed resources shift paradigms on how we design, plan, and operate power systems: an application of the GAP model

Abstract: Power systems have evolved following a century old paradigm of planning and operating a …

By October 12, 2017 Read More →

16 October – “Climate and Energy Decision-Making – Getting to Yes on BU’s Climate Action Plan”

Date: 16 October 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Anthony Janetos
Topic: Climate and Energy Decision-Making – Getting to Yes on BU’s Climate Action Plan

Abstract: A University-wide Task Force was instituted a year ago to make recommendations to the BU Board of Trustees on a Climate …

By October 3, 2017 Read More →

Hanus and Glasgo Present work at Prestigious Conference

PhD student Nicky Hanus and Post-doctoral fellow Brock Glasgo present their work at the prestigious Conference on Energy Efficiency Domestic Appliances and Lighting: http://eedal2017.uci.edu/

By September 29, 2017 Read More →

2 October – “Power System of the Future: Advancing Sustainability for the Electric Power Industry”

Date: 2 October 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Morgan Scott
Topic:Power System of the Future: Advancing Sustainability for the Electric Power Industry

Abstract: Electric power companies face unique challenges and tradeoffs as they strive to manage financial, environmental and social performance, while providing safe, clean, reliable …

By September 29, 2017 Read More →

6 October – “Addressing Global Mortality From Fine Particle Air Pollution”

Date: 6 October 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Joshua Apte
Topic: Addressing Global Mortality From Fine Particle Air Pollution

Abstract: Ambient air pollution from fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is the largest environmental risk factor for premature mortality worldwide, and is associated with ~7% of all deaths …

By September 11, 2017 Read More →

25 September – “The Perception of Daily Temperatures as Evidence of Global Warming & Public Perception and Communication of Scientific Uncertainty”

Date: 25 September 2017
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Prof. Stephen Broomell
Topic: The Perception of Daily Temperatures as Evidence of Global Warming & Public Perception and Communication of Scientific Uncertainty

Abstract: Unlike the scientific definition of global warming (GW), public discussion often links the existence of …

By July 26, 2017 Read More →

Reports

Shehabi, A.; Smith, S. J.; Sartor, D. A.; Brown, R. E.; Herrlin, M.; Koomey, J. G.; Masanet, E. R.; Horner, N.; Azevedo, I. L.; Lintner, W., United States Data Center Energy Usage Report. 2016.

Azevedo, I. L.;  Sonnberger, B.; Thomas, B.; Morgan, M. G., The Rebound Effect: Implications of Consumer …

By July 26, 2017 Read More →

Conference Proceedings

2016:

Horner, N.; Azevedo, I. L.; Sicker, D.; Agarwal, Y, Dynamic data center load response to variability in private and public electricity costs. IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid CommunicationsNovember 6-9, 2016, Sydney, Australia.

Tong, F. (speaker); Jaramillo, P.; Azevedo, I. L., Spatial analysis of air quality impacts …