A team of Maxwell School faculty led by Jennifer Karas Montez and Shannon Monnat have been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to support their research on geographic disparities in midlife mortality. Montez, University…
‘Eighty Percent Clean Electricity Generates Large Benefits’
Charles T. Driscoll, University Professor of Environmental Systems and Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, co-authored an opinion piece for The Hill with his colleague, Kathy Fallon Lambert, senior advisor at the Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environmental at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, titled “Eighty percent clean electricity generates large benefits.”
In the commentary, the authors note, “Bold progress on cleaning up the nation’s electricity grid is central to curbing global climate change. It would also have a dramatic, but often underappreciated, impact on local air quality and health. Clean Energy Futures project examines how different policy proposals stack up. As Congress takes up climate change in budget reconciliation talks, our analysis shows that the stakes are high for both climate and health. While there are many ways to get there, it is clear that decarbonizing the electricity sector by 80% over the next decade will deliver large benefits that are widespread and far outweigh the costs.”
To read their essay in its entirety, visit The Hill.
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