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- Energy and the Environment
- YSE NewsJuly 15, 2022
To spur decarbonization, governments must move beyond the myths surrounding public investment in clean energy that discourage the use of public funds.
- YSE NewsJune 30, 2022
Gabriela Rodriguez ’23 MEM has been named a recipient of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship, a prestigious program that supports future environmental leaders.
- YSE NewsMay 13, 2022
Returning to her native Brooklyn, Lovinia Reynolds is graduating from YSE with an eye on climate justice in the largest city in the U.S.
- YSE NewsMay 10, 2022
Akshyah Krishnakumar is seeking to achieve clean energy goals by working from the inside — starting with the fourth largest corporation in the world.
- YSE NewsApril 4, 2022
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.
- YSE NewsFebruary 14, 2022
Shifting to electric vehicles in the future will reduce emissions due to less burning of gasoline in internal combustion engines. But a significant share of this benefit will continue to be offset without complementary policies designed to lower emissions from the sources of electricity that come online to meet additional demand.
- YSE NewsDecember 19, 2021
A recent YSE-led study published in Nature Communications found that the total indirect emissions from the supply of chain of electric vehicles pale in comparison to the same indirect emissions from fossil fuel-powered vehicles.
- YSE NewsDecember 1, 2021
A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy has YSE Professor Ken Gillingham examining what influences the decisions Americans are making regarding solar energy and electric vehicles.
- YSE NewsNovember 29, 2021
The nine YSE graduate students and recent graduates in the 2021 Environmental Fellows program have diverse backgrounds and experiences, but share the same impassioned commitment to their environmental work.
- YSE NewsAugust 20, 2021
Buildings in the U.S. are responsible for 40% of the country’s total energy consumption. By improving the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings, the emissions generated from heating and cooling them could be reduced – preventing thousands of premature deaths every year.
- YSE NewsJuly 26, 2021
Poorer households in India are bearing a disproportional impact from pollution caused by others, a new study by Yale School of the Environment Associate Professor of Energy Systems Narasimha Rao has found.
- YSE NewsMay 14, 2021
Narasimha Rao, associate professor of energy systems at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) testified May 4 on climate and energy research at the Department of Energy (DOE) before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy. Rao, whose research examines the relationship between energy systems, climate change and human society, discussed the importance of more inclusive and realistic modeling to help formulate policies on climate change.
- YSE NewsMay 3, 2021
A study led by PhD student Peter Berrill finds smarter home construction and decarbonization of electric supply are contributing to lower emissions from individual households, but troubling trends show other factors could begin to cancel out this progress.
- YSE NewsApril 1, 2021
Ken Gillingham, associate professor of environmental and energy economics at the Yale School of the Environment, assesses the climate-focused initiatives embedded in Biden Administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure package.
- YSE NewsMarch 24, 2021
Fossil fuel producers in the U.S. are directly benefiting from implicit subsidies on the order of $62 billion a year because of inefficient pricing that doesn’t properly account for the costs of damages to the environment, climate, and human health.