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 Scott Institute for Energy Innovation works through the academic units of Carnegie Mellon University to find solutions for the nation's and the world's energy challenges including pathways to a low carbon future, smart grid, new materials for energy, shale gas, and building energy efficiency through research, strategic partnerships, public policy outreach and education.  

Interested in becoming a Faculty Affiliate or applying for a Seed Grant? Carnegie Mellon faculty can learn more about the benefits of working with the Scott Institute.

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Power Sector Index Tracks Slight Rise in Carbon Emissions

power sector carbon index tracks slight rise in carbon emissions

Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index reports a slight increase in carbon emissions intensity from 2016, and a 24% decrease from 2005 peak.

DOE Selects Litster for $2 Million Research Grant

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Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Shawn Litster has been selected to receive $2 million in DOE funding for “Advanced PGM-free Cathode Engineering for Higher Power Density and Durability.”

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Allen Robinson

Robinson’s research examines the impact of emissions from energy systems on air quality and global climate.

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Kate Whitefoot 

Professor Whitefoot’s research informs the design and manufacture of energy efficient and low-carbon products and processes for improved adoption in the marketplace. 

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