Author Archive: Diana Rotondo

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By June 25, 2018 Read More →

What do you need to know about Climate Change?

In this video, Carnegie Mellon University Professor Neil Donahue explains what we need to know about climate change. Using animation, this video shows what happens to carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere in a way that is easy to understand.…

By June 6, 2018 Read More →

“Assessing the evolution of power sector carbon intensity in the United States” cited in Axios Article

In the article A fork in the road for U.S. power, Ben Geman of Axios discusses the nationwide trend toward a lower-carbon mix, while the Trump administration is preparing steps that would halt coal’s decline. The focus of the article resides heavily with the paper Assessing the evolution of power

By May 30, 2018 Read More →

Climate Change and Life Events App by Schivley Receiving Positive Feedback

Have you ever wondered how the climate has changed from your grandmother’s birth, to when your children will retire? PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering student Greg Schivley at Carnegie Mellon University has come up with a great, easy to use tool to answer this question. In the app Climate change

By May 20, 2018 Read More →

Azevedo’s Paper with Hittinger on Bulk Energy Storage Cited in Vox.com Article

In the article by David Roberts of Vox.com, Roberts discusses the secret behind energy storage in the US. “The way it’s typically used in the US today, it enables more fossil-fueled energy and higher carbon emissions. Emissions are higher today than they would have been if no storage had ever …

By May 16, 2018 Read More →

24 May – The Editorial Process at Nature Research

Date: 24 May 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Singleton Room
Speaker: Jenn Richler
Topic: The Editorial Process at Nature Research

Abstract: In this presentation I will introduce the Nature Research portfolio of journals (that includes Nature Climate Change, and Nature Energy), and explain the editorial process from initial submission …

By April 6, 2018 Read More →

Azevedo’s Newest Paper Receiving Media Attention

In the latest paper Estimation of the year-on-year volatility and unpredictability of the United States energy system by Carnegie Mellon University PhD student Evan Sherwin, CEO of Lumina Decision Systems and Adjust Faculty Max Henrion, and Inês Azevedo, the authors discuss the increased volatility and unpredictability over the past decade …

By March 23, 2018 Read More →

7 May – Fingerprinting the Climate System

Date: 7 May 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Ben Santer
Topic: Fingerprinting the Climate System

Abstract: Fingerprint research seeks to improve understanding of the nature and  causes of climate change. The basic strategy is to search for  model-predicted patterns of climate change (“fingerprints”) in observed climate …

By March 22, 2018 Read More →

23 April – Staging Markets: The Local Politics of Emissions Trading in China

Date: 23 April 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Iza Ding
Topic: Staging Markets: The Local Politics of Emissions Trading in China

 

Abstract: Why did the Chinese government, operating in a quasi-market economy, embrace cap-and-trade? How do localities respond to central advocacy of cap-and-trade, and what …

By March 15, 2018 Read More →

9 April – Setting a Trillion Dollar Policy Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities for Resilient Infrastructure Design and Finance

Date: 9 April 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Shalini Vajjhala
Topic: Setting a Trillion Dollar Policy Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities for Resilient Infrastructure Design and Finance

Abstract: Infrastructure investment has been a focus of national debates for the past several years. Although calls for increased funding …

By March 8, 2018 Read More →

2 April – Carbon Capture and Reliable Storage

Date: 2 April 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Jennifer Wilcox
Topic: Carbon Capture and Reliable Storage

Abstract: The scale by which CO2 must be mitigated worldwide dwarfs the existing chemical industry, making utilization of CO2 as a chemical feedstock a minor component of the …