First year PhD student Priya Donti heavily engaged in energy and climate data rescue plan

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette features an article on Priya Donti’s efforts in the Data Rescue plan for EPA information targeted by the Trump Administration.

“The strength of a democracy rests on the ability of all of its citizens to have access to data and decisions that will allow them to make their own informed choices,” Ms. Donti said. “If that data is removed, or if that data is controlled, it’s sort of equivalent to controlling how people are able to think or speak.”

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Our piece on carbon footprints for cities was selected as the Editor’s Featured Article in ERL!

Our piece on "An integrated approach for estimating greenhouse gas emissions from 100 U.S. metropolitan areas" has been selected as an "Editor's Featured Article"!

You can see this and other feature articles at:

Congratulations to Sam Markolf, Scott Mathhews and Chris Hendrickson who were also co-authors in this piece!


ERL paper on indirect effect of ICT makes it to highlights of 2016!

Our paper ‘Known unknowns: indirect energy effects of information and communication technology’ selected by our Editors to feature in the Highlights of 2016 collection from Environmental Research Letters (ERL):!

Congratulations to Nathaniel Horner, and Arman Sehabi, who were co-authors on this piece!

Launching our Power Sector Carbon Index!

Today we are launching our Power Sector Carbon Index! Check it out at!

The Power Sector Carbon Index provides an estimate of the carbon dioxide (CO2) intensity of the U.S. power sector using publicly available data sources. Carbon intensity is measured in pounds of CO2 per Megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity.

What is the carbon intensity? See below!


Brian Sergi Featured in Steinbrenner Institute Student Research Video

Engineering and Public Policy graduate student Brian Sergi talks about his research on public perceptions of energy and specifically how providing information about the different effects of energy consumption affects the way people care and think about energy.

PhD candidate Long Lam was awarded a prestigious IEEE-USA Congressional Fellowship!

Congratulations Long! More information on the IEEE-USA Congressional Fellowship can be found at:

Ines Azevedo

Azevedo named to the Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee

Azevedo named to the Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee
Inês Azevedo will provide technical and programmatic advice to the Energy Secretary about the Department of Energy’s hydrogen research.

The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) was established under Section 807 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005PDF to provide technical and programmatic advice to the Energy Secretary on DOE’s hydrogen research, development, and demonstration efforts.

HTAC includes representatives from domestic industry, academia, professional societies, government agencies, financial organizations, and environmental groups. Their work is guided by a formal charterPDF, which is renewed every two years. Find answers to frequently asked questions about HTAC.

View information about upcoming and past HTAC meetings and find links to HTAC reports. For more information, email the HTAC administrator.

Research by Lam and Azevedo cited in article

$360 Billion Investment in Green Energy: Will It Take China’s ‘Green Leap Forward’ to Success?

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Lam and Azevedo Cited in Wall Street Journal

“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:

Azevedo invited to join the Executive Editorial Board of ERL journal

Ines was recently invited to join the Executive Editorial Board of the journal Environmental Research Letters.

Environmental Research Letters covers all of environmental science, providing a coherent and integrated approach including research articles, perspectives and review articles.