PSE Energy Quarterly is the newsletter of PSE Healthy Energy, a nonprofit energy science and policy research institute that studies the way energy production and use impact public health and the environment.
UTILITY DIVE OPINION
Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and Boris Lukanov, senior scientist at PSE Healthy Energy published an opinion in Utility Dive sharing the findings of their affordability report for the Colorado Energy Office.
PSE Senior Scientist Patrick Murphy published an opinion in Utility Dive on common barriers to resilient, distributed clean energy across the United States.
Integrating Health and Equity in Utility Planning
Integrated resource planning (IRP) is required by 28 states to ensure that utilities adequately prepare for future electricity needs. Through a series of reports and expert testimony, we are providing IRP stakeholders with scientific metrics to evaluate the broader societal and environmental implications of utility plans. Learn more about our work integrating health and equity into utility planning.
Richmond Air Monitoring Network
PSE’s collaborative Richmond Air Monitoring Network has now collected over two years of air pollution data from California’s San Pablo-Richmond neighborhoods. PSE scientists Dr. Lukanov, Karan Shetty, and Audrey Smith presented preliminary findings from the project at the UC Davis Air Sensors International Conference in Pasadena, California.
Review of Health Research on Wildfire and Prescribed Fire Smoke
In response to increasing risk, frequency, and intensity of wildfires, regions throughout the country are seeking to expand the use of prescribed fire. In this report, PSE researchers reviewed and summarized existing research on the air quality and human health impacts of wildfire and prescribed fire.
Kitchen Pollutants Study
Toronto and Vancouver became the first international sampling sites for our kitchen pollutants studies. Learn more about our research on the composition of natural gas.
Welcome to PSE
Ari Libenson is a second year Masters of Science student at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health studying Environmental Health Sciences. As a summer intern for PSE Healthy Energy, Libenson is contributing to the development of a comprehensive database on natural gas composition.
PSE in the Media
- TIME: The Best Stove for Your Health and the Environment
- ABC 7: STUDY: Gas stoves emit greenhouse gases, even when not in use
- Sahan Journal: Activists say Native and lower-income communities are disproportionately harmed by coal and gas power plants. They’re calling on Minnesota Power to adopt more renewable energy and to close some plants.
- MCEA Blog: First of it’s kind health-equity study examines impacts of fossil fuels on Minnesotans
- Fresh Energy Blog: Minnesota Power’s IRP must reflect our climate reality
- The Equation: A Big Week for Clean Energy in Michigan
- Inside Climate News: California Regulators Banned Fracking Wastewater for Irrigation, but Allow Wastewater From Oil Drilling. Scientists Say There’s Little Difference
- Snopes:Are Electric Vehicles and Batteries Bad for the Environment?
- Inside Climate News:Why Did California Regulators Choose a Firm with Ties to Chevron to Study Irrigating Crops with Oil Wastewater?
More coverage available on our website.