Carnegie Mellon University


The Scott Institute has produced a series of videos to educate the public and policymakers about key energy innovation issues.

Learn about Scotty, the CMU mascot featured in the videos below!

Distinguished Lecture by Britney McCoy


Hear from Britney J. McCoy, CMU alumna, in her new role as the Director of the Climate Analysis and Strategies Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality at our upcoming Distinguished Lecture.

What do you need to know about Climate Change?

Neil Donahue is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and director of the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research. In this video, he explains what you need to know about climate change.

Is Manufacturing in China a Wise Decision for an Innovative US Company? 

Engineering and public policy experts Erica Fuchs, Inês Azevedo and Jeremy Michalek examine various aspects of manufacturing and demand for energy innovation in China.

Chemistry in a New Light: Solar Fuels

Carnegie Mellon University Chemistry Professor Stefan Bernhard explains why we need solar fuels and how they work.

Are you REALLY saving the environment investing in a wind farm or solar power plant?

Carnegie Mellon University's Inês Azevedo summarizes a paper developed with fellow researchers Kyle Siler-Evans, M. Granger Morgan, and Jay Apt that explores regional and technological aspects of this question.

Rebound Effect

CMU's Inês Azevedo explains and analyzes the impact of the rebound effect for each of the 50 states, and makes recommendations for policymakers.

Energy Storage and Conversion: The Next Generation

Carnegie Mellon University Professor Jay Whitacre provides an overview of the importance of energy storage and conversion technologies, as well as next-generation devices being developed at CMU:

You can help

The Scott Institute released a policymaker guide that discusses actions U.S. policymakers at the national, state and local level can take to support development of these technologies.

The public can both encourage these actions and support the development of next-generation technologies like these at universities throughout the country. Find out what is happening with energy storage in your community » 

Are You REALLY Saving the Environment with Your Hybrid or Plug-in Car?

Carnegie Mellon University Professor Jeremy Michalek describes his recent research analyzing the potential cost and greenhouse gas savings of hybrid and electric vehicles under different driving conditions.

You can help

Think about how you drive before purchasing your next car. It can help your wallet and the environment.