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Shale Gas and Implications for Regional Manufacturing
Scott Institute/National Academy of Engineers (April 2013)
A recent symposium hosted by CMU's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and the National Academy of Engineers (NAE) examined the role of shale gas in manufacturing, transportation and the environment.
- Opening Remarks
- Industrial Development panel discussion
- Natural Gas for Transportation panel discussion
- Environmental Impacts panel discussion
Managing Variable Energy Resources to Increase Renewable Electricity's Contribution to the Grid [.pdf]
Contributors: Jay Apt, Paulina Jaramillo, Deborah D. Stine, Inês Azevedo, P.M.S. Carvalho, Danielle Changala, Gilbert Cohen, Michael Dworkin, Emily Fertig, Baruch Fischhoff, Iris Grossmann, Mark Handschy, Paul Hines, Eric Hittinger, Enes Hosgör, David Yaffe, Warren Katzenstein, Colleen Lueken, Roger Lueken, Brandon Mauch, Jeremy Michalek, M. Granger Morgan, Robert Nordhaus, David Luke Oates, Scott Peterson, Stephen Rose, Todd Ryan, Kyle Siler-Evans, Mitchell Small, Allison Weiss, Jay Whitacre
Shale Gas and the Environment: Critical Need for a Government-University-Industry Research Initiative [.pdf]
Contributors: Deborah D. Stine, Jeanne VanBriesen, Allen Robinson, Mike Griffin, Austin Mitchell, Elizabeth Casman, Peter Adams, Kelvin Gregory, Chris Hendrickson, Paulina Jaramillo, Mohan Jiang, Anirban Roy
Natural Gas For Transportation or Electricity? Climate Change Implications [.pdf]
Contributors: Aranya Venkatesh, Paulina Jaramillo, Mike Griffin, H. Scott Matthews
Valuation of Plug-in Vehicle Life-cycle Air Emissions and Oil Displacement Benefits [.pdf]
Contributors: Jeremy Michalek, Mikhail Chester, Paulina Jaramillo, Constantine Samaras, Ching-Shin Norman Shiau, Lester B. Lave
Economic, Environmental and Security Implications of Plug-in Vehicles [.pdf]
Contributors: Jeremy Michalek, Constantine Samaras
Cap and Trade is Not Enough: Improving US Climate Policy [.pdf]
Contributors: Constantine Samaras, Jay Apt, Inês Azevedo, Lester B. Lave, Granger Morgan and Ed Rubin