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.
Energy and the Environment
Energy and the Environment
- 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.
- 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.
- The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance is partnering with investment bank BNY Mellon to expand research on sustainable investing, ESG metrics, and how sustainability performance affects financial results.
- A new guidebook based on research by YSE scholars offers a roadmap for installing rooftop solar panels in communities that are often overlooked when it comes to promoting renewable energy solutions.
- 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.
- A new study confirms that when it comes to convincing consumers to install solar panels, one factor stands out above all others: whether the individuals advocating this choice practice what they preach.
- The paralytic effect of the COVID-19 threat on human activities has triggered a steep decline in energy use worldwide, grounding airlines, keeping motorists off roadways, and grinding industry to a halt.But while this monumental shift has had dramatic short-term environmental implications — including steep emissions reductions in some of the hardest-hit regions — the dire effects on global energy
- 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.
- While working as a teacher in Mumbai, Sanjna Malpani ’17 M.E.M. was shocked that many students weren't able to do their homework because of insufficient light in their homes. So Malpani and some friends helped introduce new sources of illumination using only plastic bottles and water.
- 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.
- A student-led startup that is creating new energy technology the team says will enable households to reduce their carbon footprint while also saving money has received the 2017 Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize.
- Narasimha Rao, whose research examines the relationship between energy systems, climate change, and human society, has been appointed asssitant professor of energy systems analysis at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
- A new study — which monitored groundwater before, during, and after drilling operations within the Marcellus Shale in northeastern Pennsylvania — found that groundwater methane concentrations vary over time and that these variations are likely unrelated to shale gas development.
- A new paper co-authored by Yale economist Kenneth Gillingham finds that consumers significantly underestimate the total cost of car ownership. If they fully grasped the full costs, the paper reports, they would be likely to switch to cleaner transportation alternatives.