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Our three formal areas of research — Clean Energy, Energy and Environment, and Environmental Health — focus on the overlap of energy production, public health, and the natural environment. We publish vetted, scientific analyses to inform state and federal policy.

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Infographics June 16, 2017

Unconventional Oil And Gas: A Guide To Terminology

A comparison of the six most common types of unconventional oil and gas extraction.

Jake Hays, MA

Presentations May 23, 2017

The Public Health Dimensions of Oil and Gas Development in California

Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Research Briefs April 25, 2017

Natural gas power plants in California’s disadvantaged communities

California's power plants are disproportionately located near communities with high cumulative socioeconomic and environmental burdens. By applying the environmental justice screening tool CalEnviroScreen 3.0, we find that half of California's natural gas power plants are located in communities.

Elena Krieger, PhD

Peer-Reviewed Publications April 19, 2017

Comparison of chemical use between hydraulic fracturing. . . and routine oil and gas development

Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH

Presentations March 1, 2017

Energy Transformation Framework for New York State

Elena Krieger, PhD, Jerry Acton, MS, Anthony Ingraffea, PhD, PE