If the U.S. military increases its use of alternative fuels, there will be no direct benefit to the nation's armed forces.
If the U.S. military increases its use of alternative fuels, there will be no direct benefit to the nation's armed forces. It makes more sense for the military to direct its efforts toward using energy more efficiently.
The authors perform a technical and economic assessment and estimate the economic costs and net GHG reductions from U.S renewable electricity mandates. GHG emissions reductions from such policies could be as much as 670 million metric tons per year. Depending on technological development, economic costs are $13-$45 billion per year. Lower costs depend on favorable technological progress.
The authors explore the limits of current knowledge about grid electricity in LCA and carbon footprinting for the U.S. electrical grid, and show that differences in standards, protocols, and reporting organizations can lead to important differences in estimates of CO2, SO2, and NOx emissions factors.
Preliminary estimates of the potential benefits of GridWise, a new initiative designed to bring the aging U.S. electricity grid into the information age.
This book evaluates the potential of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) power technologies to address existing problems with the U.S. electric power transmission grid.
Misestimation of the capital costs and performance of innovative energy and chemical process plants creates fundamental problems in planning the development and commercialization of advanced technologies -- including synthetic fuels.
Research Project Associate
M.P.A., John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; M.Sc. in software engineering and information technology, National Center for Information Technology, Institute of Graduate Studies, Baghdad; B.S. in solid state and nuclear physics, Al-Nahrain University for Engineering and Science Technology
Senior Policy Researcher
Ph.D. in chemical physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Sc.B. in chemistry, Brown University
Environmental Scientist; Senior Project Associate
M.S. in environmental science and policy, The Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in criminology and law, University of Florida
Senior Engineer; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Ph.D. in electrical engineering, M.S.E. in aerospace and mechanical engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; B.S.E. in mechanical and aerospace engineering, Princeton University
Senior Physical Scientist
Ph.D. in solid state physics, University of Pennsylvania; B.S. in physics, Stevens Institute of Technology; M.S in physics, University of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Staff, Core Member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School Faculty for the
2011-12 Academic Year
Ph.D. in economics, University of Heidelberg