Energy and the Environment
Students engaging with this LC examine issues related to energy systems and technologies, policies, and economics — helping them to build a knowledge base they can use to assess the problems posed by both traditional and emerging alternative energy sources.
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Student and Alumni Spotlights
Working to Make the Midwest Greener and Cleaner
As the climate solutions director at Clean Wisconsin, a nonprofit whose mission is to fight for clean air and water in the state, Chelsea Chandler ’10 MEM is working to protect one of Wisconsin’s most effective programs: Focus on Energy, the statewide energy efficiency program.
By helping people buy efficient lightbulbs or tune up their grain dryers, Focus on Energy has been an enormous success, and Chandler says that evaluations of the program have consistently shown huge returns for the investments.
Returning to her native Brooklyn, YSE's Class of '22 Lovinia Reynolds is graduating from YSE with an eye on climate justice in the largest city in the United States.
YSE Class of ’22 Akshyah Krishnakumar is seeking to achieve clean energy clean goals by working from the inside — starting with the fourth largest corporation in the world.
Providing some hope in the push for climate action, the IPCC report’s chapter on urban mitigation, led by Yale School of the Environment Professor Karen Seto, outlines how cities have an opportunity to increase resource efficiency and significantly reduce GHG emissions through smarter design and greener infrastructure.
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