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By September 16, 2020 Read More →

CMU Examines Sustainability Across All University Activity

When Carnegie Mellon University established the Sustainability Initiative in September 2019, they did so with the explicit recognition that at its core, sustainability, even when focused on our environment, is about equity and inclusion.

As part of that initiative, CMU made six commitments, which included conducting the world’s first Voluntary

By March 31, 2020 Read More →

CEDM Annual Meeting 2020 Postponed

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not going to hold the face-to-face CEDM Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh on May 19-20. We considered doing it via Zoom, but because there are real advantages to being physically together so we can have lots of side conversations we are simply going …

By February 20, 2020 Read More →

Victor Rodriguez talks about climate resilience

Current PhD candidate in the department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, and CEDM affiliate, Victor Rodriguez joined the Big Picture Science podcast to talk about climate resilience. The overarching question of the podcast was, “The climate has changed and will continue to do so… how can …

By January 27, 2020 Read More →

Pittsburgh Records Worst Air Quality in the Country

Source: Bob Donaldson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Home to numerous world-renowned universities and top-notch sports teams, Pittsburgh is now able to call itself home to the worst air quality in the country — at least that was the case on Thursday, January 23rd, when the air quality in some parts …

By January 10, 2020 Read More →

Registration for the CEDM Annual Meeting now open!

Registration for the 2020 CEDM Annual Meeting is now open!

Please contact Granger Morgan, Parth Vaishnav, or Lucas Valone for more information about the meeting and how to register.…

By December 12, 2019 Read More →

ORISE fellowship research opportunity

A postgraduate research opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation (OAR). This research opportunity is with the Climate Protection Partnership Division (CPPD) located in Washington, DC. 

The selected participant will join CPPD’s State and Local Branch (SLB), whose policy experts work cooperatively with state …

By September 9, 2019 Read More →

CEDM affiliate Peter Tschofen speaks at Austrian Ministry

Image credit: Manuel Wirth

On Friday, June 14, 2019 EPP PhD student and CEDM affiliate Peter Tschofen spoke at the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism (BMNT), which is responsible for, “key quality-of-life issues and for questions which are essential in creating a livable future for our children.”

Tschofen …

By August 14, 2019 Read More →

SUCCEED 2019

The Summer Center for Climate, Energy, and Environmental Decision Making (SUCCEED) was held this year on campus on July 8-12 for high school students and on July 15 and 16 for teachers. Supported by the Center for Climate and Environmental Decision Making (CEDM), SUCCEED connects students and teachers with EPP …

By April 12, 2019 Read More →

15 April – How might automated vehicles affect energy use and emissions?

Date: 15 April 2019
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129, Conference Room 
Speaker: Don MacKenzie
Topic: How might automated vehicles affect energy use and emissions?

Abstract: Early research has suggested that automated vehicles (AVs) could have myriad direct and indirect effects on travel demand, energy consumption, and emissions from transportation, …

By April 12, 2019 Read More →

8 April – Machine Learning for Solar Forecasting in the National Grid ESO

Date: 8 April 2019
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Wean Hall 3701
Speaker: James Kelloway
Topic: Machine Learning for Solar Forecasting in the National Grid ESO

Abstract: The National Grid ESO has publicly committed to being capable of running the Great Britain electricity grid fossil fuel free by 2025.  To do this, …