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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 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:

By June 5, 2017 Read More →

Statement By CEDM Directors

Through its many educational efforts and the work of its research centers, Carnegie Mellon University is a world leader on issues of energy, climate and air pollution.

As scientists who have dedicated ourselves to research on a wide range of issues related to energy and climate, we write to express …

By April 18, 2017 Read More →

Ines Azevedo was featured in WESA interview on electricity and carbon emissions in Pennsylvania

Ines Azevedo was featured in WESA interview on electricity and carbon emissions in Pennsylvania. Read and listen at

By April 12, 2017 Read More →

Azevedo and Samaras Quoted on US Drop in CO2 Emissions

Ines Azevedo and Costa Samaras were featured and quoted in two different articles on their recent findings on the U.S. Drop in CO2 Emissions. Read more at:

Power Sector Carbon Index shows big drop in CO2 emissions, but more needs to be done


Electricity’s Carbon

By February 13, 2017 Read More →

Wall Street Journal Commentary Sections cites Lam, Branstetter, and Azevedo

“The Opinion|Commentary section of The Wall Street Journal highlights the results from Lam, Branstetter and Azevedo work published in ERL on China’s wind electricity:“…

By October 5, 2016 Read More →

Travis Carless Wins SRA-EISG Student Merit Award

Travis Carless has been selected as the winner for the SRA-EISG Student Merit Award based on his extended abstract and video. He will be presenting this work at the SRA conference this year in San Diego. For those interested the video can be seen on youtube at:

By July 27, 2016 Read More →

SUCCEED 2016 Comes to a Close

Michael Craig, Ken Sears, and Lauren Cook worked hard to run a superb program. They recruited more students than have ever taken part in SUCCEED – 17 girls and 7 boys – and 10 teachers. They curated all the lesson plans that have been used in SUCCEED in previous years. …

By July 19, 2016 Read More →


The study by Daniel Posen, Paulina Jaramillo and Michael Griffin in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP), was published in the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology and featured on the Front Page of the Carnegie Mellon University homepage. From their article:

“Making plastics from plants is a …