Priya Donti will be doing a summer internship with DeepMind: https://deepmind.com/
She was also recently named in MIT's Technology Review List of Innovators Under 35: https://www.technologyreview.com/innovator/priya-donti/
Two new Stanford research projects on energy and climate AI and environmental justice, both feature Prof. Ines Azevedo, along with fellow project co-leaders, Profs. Sally Benson and Adam Brandt, and visiting scholar Jacques de Chalendar. for the Energy and climate AI hub project.
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Ranjitha will be working with NextEra Energy on their new fleet electrification initiative, on assignment from Epitec Inc. She will analyze business practices in electric mobility and land use planning for the design and implementation of energy systems solutions that meet customer needs. In doing so, she will employ insights from data science, energy systems analysis, and land use planning.
With the support of this fellowship, Kiran will be researching how an expanded notion of economic welfare that includes preferences for economic equity and fairness (intertemporal, intra-regional and inter-regional) can be incorporated into climate policy design to mitigate adverse distributional consequences of climate change. She will be integrating insights from economics, psychology, and law to understand how an interdisciplinary approach informed by these disciplines can improve our understanding of distribution-sensitive climate change policy responses.
I'll be working with California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this summer. Specifically, I'll be working in the Office of Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves and helping with evaluating the new net metering policy for California, which probably will be the most hotly contested energy debate in the state.
I will be working with California Air Resources Board (CARB) this summer as part of the Shultz Energy Fellowship. I will be working on Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) refueling including hydrogen and electric vehicle fueling station utilization for priority populations, such as disadvantaged and low-income communities that are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and air pollution.
Like the legendary falling apple that hit Isaac Newton and led to his groundbreaking insight on the nature of gravity, COVID-19 could provide unintended glimpses into how complex Earth systems operate, according to a new Stanford-led paper.
Fan Tong and Inês Azevedo examined the most beneficial vehicle fuel technology for transportation in the US and the trade-off between decarbonization and air pollution mitigation. The results show electric vehicle use must accompany clean energy grids to mitigate both climate change and air pollution.
This piece was featured in the Stanford Earth newsletter by Dee Tucker:
In an article by Nicholas Muller and Daniel Raimi in Resources magazine, they discuss the paper from the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences called, “Fine particulate matter damages and value added in the US economy" authored Nicholas Z. Muller, Peter Tschofen and Inês M.L. Azevedo.
Studies have been exploring the connection between reducing climate-warming emissions and healthier air, and how that plays out at a local level. But Brian Sergi, Inês Azevedo and colleagues wanted to take an even more granular, county-by-county approach to assess how a combined climate-and-health-driven strategy for the U.S. electricity system might play out compared to one prioritizing only climate.
Costa Samaras at Carnegie Mellon University and Inês Azevedo at Stanford University are quoted in Forbes article by Jeff McMahon regarding the Power Sector Carbon Index, which track the CO2 emissions of the U.S. power sector. The Power Sector Carbon Index shows that carbon intensity of the U.S. power sector reached a new low in 2019, more than a third below its 2005 level.
The economic impacts of Covid-19 in India are likely to be quite steep. Madalsa Singh and Aniruddh Mohan contend that any stimulus package to restart the economy has to be ‘green’; it must encourage an economic path that reduces the carbon intensity of the economy, instead of propping up business models that have no place in a future low-carbon world. They further discuss what steps can be taken in three key areas: electricity, transport, and the urban economy, to deliver broad-based growth and improve environmental outcomes.
When it comes to the precise technological makeup of a future decarbonized economy, expert opinions diverge. Engineers and economists, for the most part, imagine solutions that bundle several approaches, with both CCS and nuclear power acting as important complements to renewables.Political scientists, on the other hand, tend to see a bigger role for renewables.