Navigation Links
Carnegie Mellon researchers urge development of low carbon electricity
Date:4/25/2008

PITTSBURGHCarnegie Mellon Universitys Constantine Samaras and Kyle Meisterling report that plug-in hybrid electric vehicles could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that fuel global warming, but the benefits are highly dependent on how the electricity system changes in the coming decades.

In a recent article in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the authors urge federal legislators and the electricity industry to increase the deployment of low-carbon electricity technology to power plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Plug-in hybrids represent an opportunity to reduce oil consumption, leverage next-generation biofuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The types of power plants installed in the next two decades will not only affect how much we can reduce emissions from electricity, but also from vehicles if we plan on plug-in hybrids playing a substantial role, said Samaras, a Ph.D. candidate in Carnegie Mellons departments of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) and Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE).

We are finding that even when the impacts from producing batteries are included, plug-in hybrids still produce slightly less greenhouse gases than hybrids that run only on gasoline. But plug-in hybrids could cut emissions in half if they are charged with electricity from low-carbon sources, said Meisterling, a Ph.D. candidate in EPP.

Already, automakers have discussed plans to develop plug-in hybrids and California recently ruled that the auto industry must sell nearly 60,000 plug-ins statewide by 2014. With the price of gas heading beyond $4 per gallon, interest in alternative vehicles continues to grow. Samaras and Meisterling also say plug-ins may allow greater use of the limited supply of biofuels because they use a lot less gasoline than regular cars.

The researchers found that life cycle greenhouse gas emissions from plug-in hyb
'/>"/>

Contact: Chriss Swaney
swaney@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-5776
Carnegie Mellon University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Carnegie Mellon scientists develop nanogels that enable controlled delivery of carbohydrate drugs
2. Carnegie Mellon scientists investigate initial molecular mechanism that triggers neuronal firing
3. Carnegie Mellon scientist uses mass spectrometer to weigh virus particle, von Willebrand factor
4. Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Team to study psychosocial stress
5. Mellon awards Carnegie Grant for Ecological Monitoring in South Africa
6. Carnegie Mellon researchers to develop new drug delivery system
7. Carnegie Mellon students win contest
8. Novel mechanism for long-term learning identified by Carnegie Mellon researchers
9. U. Mass Medical School and Carnegie announce licensing agreements with Oxford BioMedica
10. Carnegie Mellon scientists develop fluorescent proteins for live cell imaging, biosensor design
11. Carnegie Mellon receives $1.85 million
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/11/2014)... N.C. , Dec. 10, 2014  That blood pressure ... quite a while. Hypertension – the medical term for high ... the early 1800s, and the inflatable cuff that,s used in ... doesn,t, however, mean there,s nothing new about hypertension, its triggers ... long-held beliefs about the condition and the best ways to ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... -- You,ve been here before: you desperately need to sign ... site key or the answer to your secret question. What,s ... Today, Hoyos Labs , a digital infrastructure ... put an end to the frustration that comes with usernames, ... leverages a user,s smartphone to acquire his or her biometrics ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... , Dec. 9, 2014  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center ... for its School of Medicine. Funding for this $50 ... campaign that will be publicly launched next summer. ... in the former 60 series R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company ... Construction will begin immediately with plans to be ready ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 4The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 2The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 3Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 2Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 3Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 4
... honeybee hives arrests the growth of prostate cancer cells and ... at the University of Chicago Medicine. Caffeic acid phenethyl ... propolis, the resin used by bees to patch up holes ... natural remedy for conditions ranging from sore throats and allergies ...
... Biology Reports published today argues that recent advances ... of the global demand for liquid transportation fuels, drastically reducing ... burning fossil fuels, without having an impact on food production. ... of detrimental climate change is the emission of greenhouse gasses ...
... brain activity in the rat brain that play a ... decision-making. The discovery, which builds on the team,s previous ... post-traumatic stress syndrome. The researchers previously identified patterns ... region critical for memory storage. The patterns sometimes represented ...
Cached Biology News:Beehive extract shows potential as prostate cancer treatment 2Beehive extract shows potential as prostate cancer treatment 3Better plants for biofuels 2Rats recall past to make daily decisions 2Rats recall past to make daily decisions 3
(Date:12/22/2014)... Fertility Associates of Memphis has announced a new ... network of more than 20 contributing fertility practices ... access to a national pool of frozen donor ... of Memphis is the only fertility clinic in the ... Dr. William Kutteh , director of Fertility Associates of ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one of the ... Maroulis, Pharm.D. to the newly created position of Vice ... position, Dr. Maroulis will continue to manage the entire ... multi-site pharmacies as the company expands. Dr. Maroulis has ... he has served in many different capacities in the ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 19, 2014 Bina Technologies, Inc. (Bina, ... today that they have been acquired by Roche (SIX: ... a privately held company that provides a big data ... sequencing (NGS) data for the academic and translational research ... Unit, and will continue to focus on development of ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy ... has an expanded team of Regional Pharmaceutical Care ... prescriber offices in their regions, with specific areas ... a variety of Regional Pharmaceutical Care Liaisons specializing ... hepatitis C help prescribers understand all the new ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Fertility Associates of Memphis Announces Partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA 2Fertility Associates of Memphis Announces Partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA 3BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Promotes Dr. Nick Maroulis to Vice President of Specialty Pharmacy Services 2Bina Technologies is acquired by Roche. 2Bina Technologies is acquired by Roche. 3BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Expands ‘Regional Pharmaceutical Care Liaison’ Team 2BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Expands ‘Regional Pharmaceutical Care Liaison’ Team 3
... 11 Pressure,BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PBIO ... it has entered into a Cooperative Research ... Army Medical Research Institute of,Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). ... use of the Company,s patented pressure cycling ...
... and safety of food supply, as well as increasing concerns ... to experience spiraling growth given the recent success of commercialized ... pipeline. , ... San Jose, California ...
... Update on Key Regulatory Milestones, SEATTLE, Sept. 11 ... MTA: CTIC) announced today that it will host an,investor ... investor day will,provide an update from executive management on ... meeting will be an,invitation-only event. A webcast and live ...
Cached Biology Technology:Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Announces Research Agreement With the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) 2Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Announces Research Agreement With the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) 3Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Announces Research Agreement With the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) 4Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Announces Research Agreement With the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) 5Long-Term Investments Remain Critical to Biotechnology Industry Growth, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts 2Long-Term Investments Remain Critical to Biotechnology Industry Growth, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts 3Long-Term Investments Remain Critical to Biotechnology Industry Growth, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts 4
... The TNT Coupled Reticulocyte Lysate Systems(a,b,c,d) ... in vitro translations: a single-tube, coupled ... greatly simplify the process and reduce ... vitro translation results. Standard rabbit reticulocyte ...
... Identical to the DH-2000, except that it ... 190-1700 nm wavelength range and comes with a ... up to 5 Hz) The DH-2000 ... spectrum of deuterium and tungsten halogen light sources ...
... cuff pump is a dedicated cuff pump for ... pump replaces manual inflation and can be used ... for mouse and rat; from single up to ... cuff pump has adjustable cut-off pressure in 50 ...
... sera are specifically depleted of a single ... depleted protein, the alternative and classical pathways ... ideal for the detection and quantitation of ... been used to assess complement activation in ...
Biology Products: