Author Archive: Diana Rotondo

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By December 11, 2018 Read More →

PhD student Priya L. Donti workshop paper recognized at NeurIPS 2018

PhD student Priya L. Donti’s workshop paper on “Inverse Optimal Power Flow: Assessing the Vulnerability of Power Grid Data” was recognized recently as a highlighted paper at the AI for Social Good Workshop at NeurIPS2018.  One of the workshop organizers also tweeted about it here: Tweet

By December 4, 2018 Read More →

11 December – Did scrubbing the government clean up the air? Polluter responses to China’s anticorruption campaign

Date: 11 December 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129
Speaker: Valerie Karplus
Topic: Did scrubbing the government clean up the air?  Polluter responses to China’s anticorruption campaign

Abstract: We ask whether or not investigating city mayors during a nationwide anticorruption campaign in China affected the concentration of sulfur dioxide …

By November 14, 2018 Read More →

19 November – Promoting Electric Vehicles in Poland

Date: 19 November 2018
Time: 10:00am
Location: Baker Hall 129
Speaker: Marcin Korolec
Topic: Promoting Electric Vehicles in Poland

Abstract: Marcin Korolec is President of the Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation, which seeks to develop the electric car industry and promote e-mobility in Poland and in Europe. He will present an …

By November 14, 2018 Read More →

29 October – A simple generator dispatch method for stimulating marginal emissions factors and least-emissions dispatch for the US power sector

Date: 29 October
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Thomas Deetjen
Topic: A simple generator dispatch method for stimulating marginal emissions factors and least-emissions dispatch for the US power sector

Abstract: This study develops an open-source, simplified generator dispatch tool and uses it to simulate emissions for …

By October 5, 2018 Read More →

22 October – The Past as Prologue: Learning from the Climate Changes in Past Centuries

Date: 22 October 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Marquis Conference Room, Scott Hall 5201
Speaker: Michael Mann
Topic: The Past as Prologue: Learning from the Climate Changes in Past Centuries

Abstract: I will review work over the past decade aimed at establishing the nature of, and factors underlying, patterns of large-scale …

By October 5, 2018 Read More →

3 October – WattTime: the “deep tech” nonprofit that’s rapidly eliminating the carbon footprint of entire industries

Date: 3 October 2018
Time: 10:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Gavin McCormick
Topic: WattTime: the “deep tech” nonprofit that’s rapidly eliminating the carbon footprint of entire industries…

By October 5, 2018 Read More →

1 October – Electricity Consumption Rebound Effects of Residential Solar Panel Adopters

Date: 1 October 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129, Conference Room
Speaker: Lucy Qiu
Topic: Electricity consumption rebound effects of residential solar panel adopters

Abstract: Customers who have adopted solar panels can reduce their energy bills and thus lower the effective average electricity prices they pay. When price falls, …

By October 5, 2018 Read More →

10 September – Modeling US Energy Futures Under Uncertainty

Date: 10 September 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129, Conference Room
Speaker: Joe DeCarolis
Topic: Modeling US Energy Futures Under Uncertainty

The planned US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement as well as uncertainty about federal climate policy has raised questions about the country’s future emissions trajectory. In this talk, …

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