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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, …

By March 12, 2019 Read More →

1 March – The Local Environmental Costs and Economic Benefits of India’s Coal-Fired Power Plants

Date: 1 March 2019
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Baker Hall 129, Conference Room
Speaker: Teevrat Garg
Topic: The Local Environmental Costs and Economic Benefits of India’s Coal-Fired Power Plants

Abstract: Developing countries characterized by increasing electricity demand face a dilemma: fossil-fuel fired electricity production is cheap and reliable yet has substantial …

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 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 …