On June 25th, Dr. Marilyn Brown gave an overview of the methodology and preliminary findings of Drawdown Georgia to the Michigan Public Service Commissioners (MPSC) and a few dozen stakeholders. Brown’s presentation was part of a day spent discussing emerging climate technologies and potential pilot programs for the state of Michigan.
On July 15, Dr. Marilyn Brown participated in a webinar for Our Energy Policy on “Building Electrification: The Politics, Economics, and Infrastructure Around Converting America’s Building Stock.”
The panel discussed the main political, economic, and infrastructure issues surrounding building electrification in the United States. The discussion was moderated by Adam Zurofsky, former director of state policy and agency management for New York. Other panelists included:
Dr. Marilyn Brown recently spoke on the need for "justice-aware" energy planning and policymaking during a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine webinar on ethics and biases in the geographical sciences.
Omar Isaac Asensio is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy who teaches several Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management (MSEEM) courses in data science, policy, and management. He was recently awarded the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) CAREER Award, which is given to those "who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization."
A study led by Omar Asensio, an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy who also teaches several courses for the Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management (MSEEM), was recently published in the June 2020 issue of Nature Sustainability.
The study harnesses machine learning techniques to provide the best insight yet into the attitudes of electric vehicle drivers towards the existing charger network. Its findings could help policymakers focus their efforts on electric vehicle policy.
Julian Powell, a master's student in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management (MSEEM), was recently part of a team tasked by the Georgia House of Representatives Rural Development Council to prepare a report on the decommissioning of solar panels. Powell currently interns at the Georgia Public Service Commission (GPSC), where he’s part of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy team.