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Wired Magazine features article on Inês Azevedo's research on electric cars and infrastucture funding

Apr 8 2015 | Posted In: Media

"AMERICA NEEDS BILLIONS to fix its crumbling, crappy roads. But no one's got that kind of money and the Highway Trust Fund - Uncle Sam's primary means for paying for road construction and repairs - teeters on insolvency. That's because it's funded largely by a federal fuel tax that's been parked at 18.3 cents per gallon since 1993, even as cars use less gas than ever." Read more at

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Daniel Posen and Inês Azevedo recently published a blog post on The Energy Collective

Mar 23 2015 | Posted In: Media

In this short essay, they discuss the potential benefits of expanding the scope of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2). A link to the article is available here.

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Azevedo featured in CMU video on the Transition to Sustainable Energy

Mar 18 2015 | Posted In: Media, Video

To transition to sustainable energy systems, we need to look at technology, policy, innovation, and people, says Engineering and Public Policy Associate Professor Inês Azevedo. In this video, she discusses how she researches each of these aspects to help us successfully move to sustainable energy systems.

Researchers Propose Solutions To Reduction in Revenue from Gasoline Tax

Mar 18 2015
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering have found that an increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) would result in reduced consumption of gasoline and consequently a decrease in gasoline tax revenue that currently supports infrastructure development and maintenance in the U.S. The scientists say the loss of tax revenue could be between $200 million and $900 million by 2025, depending on the EV adoption rate.

Eric Hittinger and Inês Azevedo recently published a piece in ES titled: "Bulk Energy Storage Increases United States Electricity System Emissions"

Mar 18 2015 | Posted In: News

"Bulk energy storage is generally considered an important contributor for the transition toward a more flexible and sustainable electricity system. Although economically valuable, storage is not fundamentally a "green" technology. Hittinger and Azevedo model the economic and emissions effects of bulk energy storage providing an energy arbitrage service. They find that net system CO2 emissions resulting from storage operation are nontrivial when compared to the emissions from electricity generation."

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Azevedo named one of the Top 50 Immigrants that Portugal needs to Return

Feb 21 2015 | Posted In: Media

Jornali, a major Portuguese newspaper, named Ines Azevedo one of the top immigants they would like to see return to the country.

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Recent Scott Energy Institute video with Inês Azevedo on assessing regional health, environmental, and climate change benefits from wind and solar in the United States

Jan 21 2015 | Posted In: Media, Video

Azevedo was recently featured in a video explaining some of the recent research with Kyle Siler-Evans, Granger Morgan, and Jay Apt, addressing the question: "Are you REALLY saving the environment investing in a wind farm or solar power plant?" Learn more about CMU's Engineering and Public Policy Department.  This video is based on a paper, "Regional variations in the health, environmental, and climate benefits of wind and solar generation," in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Stanford Energy Resources Engineering Professor Inês M.L. Azevedo co-authors a report from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences on the topic of Recuding Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gases for Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks.