Carnegie Mellon University
Battery degredation

In research published in Nature Energy, professor Jay Whitacre and EPP PhD candidate Guannan He present two metrics for battery operating and planning decisions: the marginal benefit of usage and the average benefit of usage. The marginal benefit of usage brings long-term information to short-term decisions and is proved in the paper to allow for the maximization of the life-cycle benefit when short-term decisions are made.

Framework Assesses, Optimizes Economic Value of Lithium-ion Batteries (4.26.18)
Baruch Fischhoff

Carnegie Mellon University’s Baruch Fischhoff has won a 2018 Carnegie Corporation of New York Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. Fischhoff is one of 31 scholars and writers who will receive $200,000 to devote significant time to research, write and publish in the humanities and social sciences. 

Baruch Fischhoff Named 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow (4.25.18)
Kathleen Carley

Congratulations to Kathleen Carley on her United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Academic Achievement Award.

Carley Honored With USGIF Academic Achievement Award (4.23.18)

April 18, 2018

Scott Institute Seed Grants Help To Fuel Energy Research

EPP professor Scott Matthews has received a Seed Grant from the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation to evaluate how climate change will affect running water as a renewable energy source based on scenario planning.

April 4, 2018

US Power Sector Carbon Intensity drops below 1,000 lb/MWh for lowest emissions intensity on record

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems and Carnegie Mellon University announced the release of the 2018 Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index, which tracks the environmental performance of U.S. power producers and compares current emissions to more than two decades of historical data collected nationwide. This release marks the one-year anniversary of the Index, developed as a new metric to track power sector carbon emissions performance trends.

February 23, 2018

Do we even need the clean power plan?

Though the US has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement, researchers have found that the U.S. can still meet - or maybe even beat - its emissions reduction targets without the Clean Power Plan. Public radio program The Allegheny Front recently sat down with professor Paul Fischbeck to learn more.

February 16, 2018

Even without the clean power plan, US can achieve Paris Agreement emissions reductions

Researchers have calculated that the U.S. can meet—or even beat—the near-term carbon dioxide emission reductions required by the United Nations Paris Agreement, despite the Trump Administration’s withdrawal of the Clean Power Plan.

February 7, 2018

What Do Students Think of a Wikipedia Assignment in the Classroom?

Last year, professor Deborah Stine taught two public courses using Wikipedia. She explains, "This teaching method intrigued me as a way for my students to better understand the opportunities and challenges of Wikipedia in its use as an information resource for policymakers and the public, and as a way for them to learn how to assess the quality of and critique the work of others — a critical part of any policy analysis."

January 8, 2018

Science and Research Policy at the End of Moore’s Law

EPP researchers Khan, Hounshell, and Fuchs argue in Nature Electronics that the challenges facing the semiconductor industry are unprecedented: today’s industry and market structure undermine incentives for continued collective action in research and development, potentially threatening world-wide economic growth.