Category: Cutler Cleveland
Professor Cutler Cleveland joined a discussed with Greenovate City of Boston entitled “Let’s Talk Carbon Neutrality.” The conversation with the Carbon Free Boston project team addressed the attempt to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions. Greenovate is working with BU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, the Green Ribbon Commission, and other collaborators to review the costs and benefits of policies and technologies that will help Boston become carbon neutral by 2050.
Professor Cutler Cleveland and other BU experts spoke with BU Today about the President’s first year in office. “Most of the nation’s key institutions that protect human health and the environment—the Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of Energy, Interior, and Agriculture—are headed by individuals who openly disdain science and who personally benefit from the extraction of natural resources,” Cleveland articles. Click here to read the full article.
Professor Cutler Cleveland and BU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy are helping the City of Boston launch a new initiative to achieve its climate goals under the auspices of Carbon Free Boston. “Boston has committed to being carbon neutral by 2050,” pledges Mayor Marty Walsh. “Carbon Free Boston will start by ensuring that we understand all of our options before we decide on the right near-and long-term solutions.” Click here to read the full article.
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Professor Cutler Cleveland has been appointed to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Implementation Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA). The IAC is composed of representatives from various sectors in the Commonwealth to advise the Executive Office Energy and Environmental Affairs on implementation of the GWSA. The IAC members volunteer their time and expertise to participate in discussions, review draft documents, and provide recommendations to the Secretary for the Administration’s consideration.
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The editorial team of Energy Policy have highlighted a small selection of recently published papers that encapsulate the journal’s focus on publishing quality original research addressing the policy implications of energy supply and use from their economic, social, planning and environmental aspects. “The Effect of Climate Change on Electricity Expenditures in Massachusetts” by Robert Kaufmann, Cutler Cleveland, and colleagues was included.
“Climate change affects consumer expenditures by altering the consumption of and price for electricity,” the authors write. “Here we present the first empirical estimates for the effect of climate change on electricity prices.” Click to read the full article.
A new study by Karina Véliz (GRS’09,’14), a former E&E graduate student, and Professor Kaufmann suggests that price spikes will be the primary drivers of electricity cost increases in response to climate change. The research was published in Energy Policy in March, with co-authors including Professor Cleveland.
Professor Cutler J. Cleveland joined other members of the BU faculty and staff who have written for BU Today to talk about this week’s election and what’s next. Click here to read Professor Cleveland’s reflections on potential environment and energy policies.
Professor Cutler Cleveland joined a panel at BU’s Fredrick S. Pardee School of Global Studies to discuss whether Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an accurate measurement of human progress. “The way [GDP] treats non-renewable resources is fundamentally wrong, and is inconsistent with the way it treats manufactured capital,” Dr. Cleveland noted, adding, “There are a number of broader ecosystem services that are not traded in market, but underpin life itself, including our economic life — a stable climate, protection of the ozone layer, the provision of fertile soil, crop pollination.” Read more about the discussion here.
Professor Cleveland’s talk will focus on “Climate Change and the Transition to Sustainable Energy.”
The talk will be held from 4:00-5:00 pm today, Nov. 2nd, in CAS 226. The talk is free and open to the public.
To learn more about Professor Cleveland’s work, check out his profile page.
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