The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has named Rachel Slaybaugh, associate professor of nuclear engineering at UC Berkeley, to lead Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road Division. The announcement follows an international search.
“There is still a cost differential [between] electric vehicles and gas vehicles. And unfortunately, the market presumption is to mostly go to wealthier majority-white neighborhoods and communities. We need to address both the charging and the vehicles in terms of more equity,” Susan Mudd, a senior policy advocate at the Environmental Law & Policy Center, told Energy News.
The Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) graduate certificate program at UW–Madison awarded scholarships to outstanding students newly enrolled in EAP in 2020 and will award another round of scholarships to students joining the program in 2021.
Gesangyangji uses model data to study how climate change impacts design of building specifications. On the weekends she does hip hop dancing!
Prof. Holloway and EAP student Clara Jackson found Madison Gas and Electric’s goal of reaching net-zero carbon electricity by 2050 was in line with efforts to limit the average increase in global temperature to 1.5°C.
“Holloway, who works at the intersection of air quality, energy, climate, and public health, is being acknowledged for her research work as well as her role in outside organizations that support advancement of the Earth sciences.”
“Cities, states, and businesses across the United States are making commitments to act on climate change. Combining strong federal policy with these subnational actions can lead to even greater emissions reductions.”
Doctors, nurses and other health providers see climate change affecting their patients and have an opportunity to talk about it in their practices, says Patz, director of the UW-Madison Global Health Institute. Health care groups also are increasingly willing to talk about the health effects of climate change.
Energy efficiency: Budget proposal seeks $100M for untapped energy savings Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal | Sep 29, 2020 “There’s a pretty strong relationship between the amount of money spent on programs and the …
Professor Nemet speaks on WPR about the energy policies and positions of the two primary candidates of the 2020 presidential election.