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  1. Mountainside overlook with solar array and windmill in the foreground
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    Examining the IRA's Impact on a Clean Energy Future

    November 2, 2022

    Industry leaders and energy experts gathering at the Yale Clean Energy Conference this week weigh in on how the Inflation Reduction Act will impact their individual sectors and the U.S. transition to clean energy.

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    Debunking the Myths that Discourage Public Funding of Clean Energy

    July 15, 2022

    To spur decarbonization, governments must move beyond the myths surrounding public investment in clean energy that discourage the use of public funds.

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    Switzer Fellow Helping Disadvantaged Communities Lead Transition to Clean Energy

    June 30, 2022

    Gabriela Rodriguez ’23 MEM has been named a recipient of the Switzer Environmental Fellowship, a prestigious program that supports future environmental leaders.

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

    May 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.

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

    May 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.

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

    April 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.

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    PNAS Study: Promise of EVs Depends Critically on Electricity Generation Sources

    February 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.

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    YSE Study Finds Electric Vehicles Provide Lower Carbon Emissions Through Additional Channels

    December 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.

  9. Solar panels at sunset in a rural setting
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    Solar in the American Mind

    December 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.

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    Environmental Fellows Share Impassioned Commitment to Justice

    November 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.

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    Efficient Buildings Could Save Thousands of Lives in U.S. Every Year

    August 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.

  12. Photo of urban smog in India
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    Study Finds Poor Households in India Bear Brunt of Pollution Effects

    July 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.

  13. Narasimha Rao, teaching a class
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    Advances in Energy-Climate Change Models Will Help Refine Policies

    May 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.

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    What is Driving Reductions in Residential Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S.?

    May 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.

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    Proposed Infrastructure Plan Provides Opportunities for Green Innovations

    April 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.