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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

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    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.

    Energy and the Environment in the News

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    YSE Class of ’22: Lovinia Reynolds is Headed Home to Fight for Climate Justice

    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.

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    YSE Class of ’22: Akshyah Krishnakumar Seeks to Make Change from the Inside

    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.

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    Latest IPCC Report Highlights How ‘Smarter’ Cities Can Mitigate Climate Change

    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.

    Related Centers, Programs, and Initiatives

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    Centers & Programs

    Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY)

    CBEY educates and inspires interdisciplinary leaders through business solutions to systemic environmental problems.

    Centers & Programs

    Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP)

    Through discussion and collaboration across campus, YCELP introduces fresh thinking and analytically rigorous approaches to environmental decision-making across disciplines, sectors, and scales.

    Centers & Programs

    SEARCH Center: Solutions for Energy, Air, Climate, and Health

    At the nexus of energy and public health, the SEARCH Center utilizes cutting-edge scientific research and technology to support the EPA’s strategic goals of protecting human health and the environment.

    Degree Programs

    YSE's learning communities span across all master's and doctoral degree programs.

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    Learning Communities

    YSE's Learning Communities were created to offer robust interdisciplinary experiences and networks. Students may engage with as many learning communities as they choose, regardless of their degree program or specialization.