Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Over the coming decades the world must make fundamental transformations in how energy is used and produced. That’s where we come in.

The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University is focused on:

  • Using and delivering the energy we already have far more efficiently
  • Expanding the mix of energy sources in a way that is clean, reliable, affordable and sustainable
  • Creating innovations in energy technologies, regulations and policies

CMU is uniquely suited for these challenges with our many research centers and longstanding faculty expertise in technology, policy, integrated systems and behavioral science.

What makes us different is our ability to seamlessly combine these areas for maximum impact. Learn more about the institute »

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CMU's Jay Apt Testifies at Hearing on Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

The Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule outlines ways in which states can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that operate by combusting fossil fuels. It provides goals for each state to help the U.S. significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2020. Professor Apt's testimony focuses on innovations and strategy for existing power plants. More »

Scott Institute Blog: CMU's Latest Energy Insights

Read the most recent opinions, research and commentary from CMU faculty working on energy issues. Read the blog »

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Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith

Smith is a research professor in robotics and the director of the Intellegent Coordinator and Logistics Laboratory. His research centers around problem complexity and solution/system scalability, decision-making under diverse and complex constraints, and human-computer collaboration.

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Fallaw Sowell

Fallaw Sowell

Sowell is an associate professor of economics. His research centers around econometrics, time series and microeconomics.

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