Pipelines, trucks, buses and automobiles: where, when, which?

May 03, 2017

12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Cannon House Office Building, 27 Independence Ave SE, Washington, D.C.

Carnegie Mellon University will host a policy briefing on several studies that provide guidance to policymakers for decisions they make related to energy and transportation. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. over lunch in room 421 of the Cannon Office Building.


Dr. Karen Clay, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and by Courtesy, Tepper School of Business; Affiliated Faculty, University of Pittsburgh Law School

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Understanding the Social and Economic Costs of Transporting Crude Oil

Dr. Karen Clay is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. Clay’s received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University. Her recent work examines the effects of air pollution and climate change on health. 

Dr. Inês Azevedo, Co-Director, Climate and Energy Decisionmaking Center, Associate Professor, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

"Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Transportation Fuels and Technologies Across America"

Dr. Azevedo is an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carngie Mellon University. She also serves as co-Director for the Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM) Center. She is interested in solving problems that include environmental, technical, economic, and policy aspects, where traditional engineering approaches play an important role but cannot provide a complete answer. In particular, she is interested in assessing how energy systems are likely to evolve, which requires comprehensive knowledge not only of the technologies that can address future energy needs but also of the decision-making process followed by different agents in the economy.

jeremy michalek

Dr. Jeremy J. Michalek, Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and Mechanical Engineering; Director, Vehicle Electrification Group and the Design Decisions Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University 

"Where, When, and Which Electric Vehicles are Green?"

Dr. Jeremy Michalek is a Professor of Engineering and Public Policy and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he serves as Director of the Vehicle Electrification Group and Director of the Design Decisions Laboratory. His research focuses on technical, economic, environmental, and policy dimensions of energy and transportation systems. Jeremy earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2005. He teaches courses in design, optimization, and techno-economic analysis for entrepreneurship. His work has been featured in outlets such as the New York Times and the Washington Post, and he has coauthored and presented policy briefs for federal and state policymakers. Jeremy has earned awards including the Thar Energy Award (ASME) and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and he serves on the Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies Committee for the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.


Dr. Deborah Stine, Associate Director for Policy Outreach, Scott Institute for Energy Innovation; Professor of the Practice, Engineering and Public Policy

Dr. Deborah Stine is Professor of the Practice for the Engineering and Public Policy Department and the Associate Director for Policy Outreach for the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University. She was Executive Director of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology at the White House from 2009-2012. From 2007-2009, she was a science and technology policy specialist with the Congressional Research Service. From 1989-2007, she was at the National Academies – the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine – where she was associate director of the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy; director of the National Academies Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program; and director of the Office of Special Projects. She holds a BS in mechanical and environmental engineering from the University of California, Irvine, an MBA from what is now Texas A&M at Corpus Christi, and a PhD in public administration with a focus on science and technology policy analysis from American University. 


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