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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Though the US has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement, researchers have found that the U.S. can still meet - or maybe even beat - its emissions reduction targets without the Clean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; Environmental Politics and Policy (Spring 2017) and Emerging Energy Policies (Fall 2017). Stine 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. I also thought that the Wikipedia assignment could also provide a useful outlet for the hard work they already did on their papers, and provide a way to disseminate that knowledge."

January 8, 2018

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

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. Significantly increased public funding, as well as leadership beyond traditional stakeholders, is required.