Azevedo’s Newest Paper Receiving Media Attention

In the latest paper Estimation of the year-on-year volatility and unpredictability of the United States energy system by Carnegie Mellon University PhD student Evan Sherwin, CEO of Lumina Decision Systems and Adjust Faculty Max Henrion, and Inês Azevedo, the authors discuss the increased volatility and unpredictability over the past decade in energy consumption, supply, and prices.


Recently, this paper has received attention from Axios, to read the article be Ben Geman, click here.

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Azevedo quoted by Union Radio on the Paris Agreement

Union Radio, an online media outlet based in Venezuela, has quoted Azevedo on the Paris agreement. Read the full article here.


Azevedo quoted by W Radio on Paris Agreement

W Radio, an international news source based out of Colombia, has quoted Azevedo on the Paris Agreement. View the full article here.

Azevedo quoted in La Vanguardia on the Paris Agreement

La Vanguardia, an online news outlet based in Barcelona, Spain, has quoted Azevedo in regards to the Paris Agreement. See the article here.

Azevedo Interviewed by WESA on Trump’s Clean Coal Plan

“‘Clean coal could only be clean coal if you have very aggressive air control technologies implemented and (are also) addressing the CO2 emissions by installing carbon capture and sequestration in parallel,’ [Azevedo] said. ‘But that’s really hard.’

“Azevedo said it’s hard because it’s expensive. Despite the fact that academics first began exploring carbon capture and sequestration technology in 1989, it was only in January that the nation’s first ‘clean coal’ power plant opened.”

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Climate Central Quotes Azevedo

Bobby Magill quoted Ines Azevedo in his piece “Electricity’s Carbon Footprint in U.S. Shrinks, Sets Record”.

“Climate pollution from generating electricity is now more than 24 percent below where it was in 2005, said Ines Azevedo, an associate professor of engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University, whose research team’s Power Sector Carbon Index echoes DOE’s data.

“The index, published at the end of March, uses both Environmental Protection Agency and DOE data to show how quickly many different factors have come together to cut the carbon footprint of electric power plants.

“A mild winter in 2016 — the hottest year on record worldwide, thanks to global warming —  also helped U.S. carbon emissions fall last year.

“‘Because more energy is used for heating than for cooling, warm years can translate to less energy consumption,’ according to the DOE report.

“Azevedo said that electric power plants shifting from coal to natural gas are responsible for about half the electric power sector’s carbon pollution drop between 2005 and 2016. Increased use of renewables such as wind and solar accounted for 40 percent of the falloff, with power plant efficiency and other factors representing the rest.”

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Azevedo and Samaras Quoted on US Drop in CO2 Emissions

NextPittsburgh features Ines Azevedo and fellow researcher Costa Samaras 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

Fossil Fuels’ Final Century! Article featured Inês Azevedo in Carnegie Mellon Today

“What are the options? How do we build a decarbonized world? Ines Azevedo studies both the logistics and repercussions of energy systems. She looks beyond the solutions themselves to examine the results, in terms of policy feasibility, consumer behavior and total carbon emissions. To her, it is clear that the priorities for change need to be those that will be centralized and long lasting. To that end, ‘It’s easier to change several thousand power plants than millions of cars – though to solve the climate problem we will ultimately need to tackle both.'”

Azevedo, Tong, and Jaramillo Piece Featured on Green Car Congress

From the article: “According to a new lifecycle analysis by a team at Carnegie Mellon University, a battery electric vehicle (BEV) powered with natural gas-based electricity achieves around an average 40% lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction when compared to a conventional gasoline vehicle. Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), either with a 30- or 60-km range, when powered by natural gas electricity, have the second lowest average emissions. Both BEVs and PHEVs provide large (more than 20%) emissions reductions compared to conventional gasoline, but none of them is a dominant strategy when compared to gasoline hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), the team found.”