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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Costa Samaras

NPR: A Dire Climate Change Report, And the Possibility for Change

Listen in to hear CMU's Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Costa Samaras, talk about the recent concerns over climate change.

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Webinar: Catalyst Connection/Carnegie Mellon University - Innovating for Competitive Advantage: Edible Electronics

On December 5, watch the CMU Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and Catalyst's monthly webinar as Engineering Professor Chris Bettinger discusses his award winning Edible Electronics.

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Event: Successfully Moving Energy Breakthroughs from Lab to Market

Join CMU's Scott Institute and the Center for Clean Energy Innovation on December 10 in Washington DC to learn about tech transfer efforts by leading universities and labs.

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Jay Apt

Jay Apt

Apt's work is focused on low-carbon electric power generation, security and reliability of the electric power system, energy storage, electric vehicles, transmission and distribution.

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Inês Azevedo

Inês Azevedo

Azevedo's research tackles complex problems such as climate change and sustainable energy systems - issues that lie at the intersection of environmental, technical and economic issues.

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