Author Archive: Diana Rotondo

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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 …

By February 28, 2018 Read More →

Is carsharing for everyone?

Researcher Hadi Dowlatabadi has been very busy over the last year, co-authoring several papers supported by CEDM. One of his most recent papers, Is carsharing for everyone? Understanding the diffusion of carsharing services, comes out at a time when carsharing services like Uber are working to expand and improve their …

By February 21, 2018 Read More →

26 March – Bringing EPP to Capitol Hill

Date: 26 March 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Long Lam and Shuchi Talati
Topic: Bringing EPP to Capitol Hill

Abstract: In this discussion-based presentation, we will first provide a brief overview of the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program in both the executive and legislative …

By February 16, 2018 Read More →

“Energy use and life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of drones for commercial package delivery” Co-Authored by Samaras Receiving Media Attention

After over two years under review, the paper Energy use and life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of drones for commercial package delivery has been cited by media outlets like Wired, Forbes, and The Guardian in light of its release. The paper discusses the use of drones to deliver …

By February 5, 2018 Read More →

5 March – Simple idealized models to understand basic properties of complex energy and economic systems

Date: 5 March 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Ken Caldeira
Topic: Simple idealized models to understand basic properties of complex energy and economic systems

Abstract: Models can range along a spectrum ranging from very realistic to highly idealized. Very realistic models have the advantage of fidelity …

By January 25, 2018 Read More →

20 February – Flexible water supply infrastructure planning under uncertainty: Learning and adapting for resilience

Date: 20 February 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Wean Hall 3701 Conference Room
Speaker: Sarah Fletcher
Topic: Flexible water supply infrastructure planning under uncertainty: Learning and adapting for resilience

Abstract: Planners in water and other civil infrastructure domains make decisions that will impact the sustainability, reliability, and cost of critical services …

By January 8, 2018 Read More →

19 February – The Role of Natural Gas in a Climate Constrained World

Date: 19 February 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker 129 Conference Room
Speaker: Arvind P. Ravikumar
Topic: The Role of Natural Gas in a Climate Constrained World

Abstract: Methane, the primary constituent of natural gas, is a short-lived and potent greenhouse gas. In the US, oil and gas operations account for …