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 Adjunct Faculty, Max Henrion, and Inês Azevedo, the authors discuss the increased volatility and unpredictability over the past decade in energy consumption, supply, and prices.
Inês Azevedo has been appointed to the Editorial Committee of the Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources (ARER). To learn more about the journal click here.
This award recognizes scientists and researchers working at universities, national labs, or in industry who have developed advanced innovative clean energy technologies with the potential for demonstrable and scalable impact. The award will be presented at the annual C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium in November. More info on the award is at: www.c3eawards.org.
Azevedo serves as one of the faculty mentors for the ETH Academy on Sustainability and Technology 2017. More details on the Academy can be found here.
La Vanguardia, an online news outlet based in Barcelona, Spain, has quoted Azevedo in regards to the Paris Agreement. See the article here.
W Radio, an international news source based out of Colombia, has quoted Azevedo on the Paris Agreement. View the full article here.
Union Radio, an online media outlet based in Venezuela, has quoted Azevedo on the Paris agreement. Read the full article here.
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.
"'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." Read and listen at: http://wesa.fm/post/pa-electricity-generation-moving-away-coal-would-it-move-back-under-trump#stream/0
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.
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"