2014 CEDM Annual Meeting Presentations

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Day 1: May 20th, 2014

08:30 – 09:10 Opening and Introductions
Overview of CEDM Activities – Granger Morgan and Inês Azevedo, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
09:10 – 11:00 Session 1: Energy Behavior and Efficiency
Energy and behavior research – Baruch Fischhoff, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Effects of rebates on energy consumption – Inês Azevedo, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Enabling Energy Efficiency in Pittsburgh’s Class B and C Commercial Office Buildings: Preliminary Findings from a Mental Models Approach – Tamar Krishnamurti, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Evaluating the benefits of commercial building energy codes and improving federal incentives for code adoptionNathaniel GilbraithCarnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Alternative approaches to assess the value of preventing electricity disruption Granger MorganCarnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
The energy burden – Mike Dworkin, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT
11:00 – 12:00 Session 2: Climate Mitigation Strategies: Transportation
Controlled charging of electric vehicles – Jeremy Michalek, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
CAFE loopholes and CO2 emissions – Alan Jenn, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Aviation and aviation emissions – Parth Vaishnav, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
13:00 – 14:20 Session 3: Climate Mitigation Strategies: Renewables
Assessing the impact of flexible ramping products in the Midcontinent ISO – Dalia Patiño Echeverri, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Wind innovation in China – Long Lam, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Economics of solar PV in the United States – Shelly HagermanCarnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
The impact of technology characteristics on the formation of exploration and exploitation alliances – insights from the solar PV industry – Meagan Mauter, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Video overview of the RenewElec Book now in press at RFF Press – Jay Apt, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
14:20 – 15:25 Session 4: Climate Mitigation Strategies: Natural Gas
Residential Energy Tax Credits, did they lead to more projects or more expensive projects – Hadi Dowlatabadi, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Natural gas fugitive emissions rate uncertainties based on global atmospheric methane and ethane – Stefan Schwietzke, NOAA, Denver, CO
Natural gas pathways for transportation – Fan Tong, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
15:25 – 17:05 Session 5: Empirical Applications of Decision Making Methods
Public perceptions of weather and climate change – Wändi Bruine de Bruin, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
RDM for civil infrastructures – Costa Samaras, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Coupled ethical-epistemic analysis – Nancy Tuana, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Multi-objective robust decision making for climate change mitigation – Klaus Keller, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Long-term political sustainability of greenhouse gas emissions policies: an agent-based, evolutionary approach – Robert Lempert, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA
Climate change adaptation to sea level rise – Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
17:05 – 18:00 Session 6: Climate Change Effects: Ocean and Ecosystems Impacts
Charactering resilience in regional infrastructures – Tim McDaniels, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Habitat fragmentation from Marcellus shale gas development – Leslie Abrahams, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
The impact of climate stressors on coral bleaching and mortality – Paul Welle, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
18:00 – 18:15 Session 7: Cross-cutting research and outreach activities
CEDM Theory Workshops – Inês Azevedo, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Day 2: May 21st, 2014

08:30 – 12:00 Workshops
Workshop I: Ocean Acidification – Scott Doney, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA and Sarah Cooley, Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC
Workshop II: Overview of the National Climate Assessment – Tony Janetos, Boston University, Boston, MA

This research was made possible through support from the Center for
Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM). This Center has been created
through a cooperative agreement between the National Science Foundation
(SES-0949710) and Carnegie Mellon University.