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Evan D. Sherwin, Max Henrion and Inês Azevedo paper on the unpredictability of the U.S. energy system receives media attention

Apr 5 2018 | Posted In: News

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.

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Inês Azevedo appointed to Editorial Committee of ARER

Feb 13 2018 | Posted In: Media

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.


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Inês Azevedo meets former U.S. Vice President Al Gore

Oct 27 2017 | Posted In: Media

The Climate Reality Leadership Corps, an initiative of The Climate Reality Project, hosted its 36th training in Pittsburgh on October 17-19.

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Selected as the 2017 recipient of the C3E Women in Clean Energy Award for Research, Inês Azevedo will be presented the award in November

Aug 28 2017 | Posted In: Media

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:

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Pipelines, Trucks, Buses and Automobiles: Where, When, Which?

Aug 9 2017 | Posted In: News

Inês Azevedo, Karen Clay, Jeremy Michalek, Fan Tong, and Deb Stine presented their research “Pipelines, Trucks, Buses and Automobiles: Where, When, Which?” to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Governors Association, Office of U.S. Senator Toomey, and to the U.S. House of Representatives on May 3, 2017.

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Azevedo Featured in CMU College of Engineering video on Tracking Carbon Intensity with the Power Sector Carbon Index

Jul 28 2017 | Posted In: Media

College of Engineering and Scott Institute for Energy Innovation faculty members Costa Samaras and Inês Azevedo describe their work on the Power Sector Carbon Index. The Index is an open and transparent tool that allows anybody to understand how emissions from the electricity sector have changed over time.

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Azevedo serves as faculty mentor

Jun 6 2017 | Posted In: News

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.

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Azevedo quoted in La Vanguardia on the Paris Agreement

Jun 5 2017 | Posted In: Media

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

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Azevedo quoted by W Radio on Paris Agreement

Jun 5 2017 | Posted In: Media

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

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Azevedo quoted by Union Radio on the Paris Agreement

Jun 5 2017 | Posted In: Media

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

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Statement By CEDM Directors on Carnegie Mellon News Page

Jun 5 2017 | Posted In: News
Through its many educational efforts and the work of its research centers, Carnegie Mellon University is a world leader on issues of energy, climate and air pollution.
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First year PhD student Priya Donti heavily engaged in energy and climate data rescue plan

May 23 2017 | Posted In: News

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.

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Azevedo Interviewed by WESA on Trump's Clean Coal Plan

Apr 18 2017 | Posted In: Media

"'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:

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Climate Central Quotes Azevedo

Apr 10 2017 | Posted In: Media

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.


Azevedo and Samaras Quoted on US Drop in CO2 Emissions

Apr 7 2017 | Posted In: Media

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"