Carnegie Mellon University
May 04, 2011

Kim Mullins' paper recognized as runner-up in ES&T Best Environmental Policy Paper of 2010

Kimberley Mullins, a third year CEE/EPP doctoral student in the Green Design Institute recently received notice that her 2010 paper (Policy Implications of Uncertainty in Modeled Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Biofuels) was awarded runner up in the Environmental Policy category of the journal.

The article combines uncertainty analysis of life cycle data on gasoline and biofuels and uses the results to predict the probability that fuel standards such as California's LCFS will fail to meet their reduction targets, since the emissions (and thus reductions) are so uncertain  The article is part of the Environmental Policy: Past, Present, and Future special issue.

See ES&T's whole announcement of 2010 best papers at

See Kim's paper at