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Using social input to identify carbon reduction pathways

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Funding Year: 2023

Research Areas: Climate

This project aims to scale a program for optimizing the identification of realistic scenarios for rewiring diagrams that describe energy flow in the U.S. and the associated carbon dioxide emissions to achieve a 50% global warming gas reduction from 2005 levels by 2030. The researchers will analyze  how changes in components of the system affect each other, and include in their model different categories of social input – assessments and opinions provided by experts, lay persons, government, and other stakeholdersin their. The result is a ranked order of potential pathways for achieving the desired global warming gas reduction. The optimization program will be publicly available online.

Learn more about the Realizing Environmental Innovation Program and other funded projects.

Principal Investigators:

Lambertus Hesselink (Electrical Engineering)

Hamdi Tchelepi (Energy Science Engineering)