Spring 2016 events

Dear Colleagues We would like to invite you to the EPC-ESP Forum (Speaker Series) for the Spring 2016. The EPC-ESP Forum is the monthly lecture series of the Environmental Programs at JHU AAP. The Forum features policymakers, representatives of government agencies, leaders in the private sector and academics to discuss critical issues in the fields […]

Catching Before Belching: The Questionable Future of Carbon Capture

Today, countless smokestacks around the world are emitting carbon emissions into the atmosphere. This is not a good news, as “cumulative emissions of hundreds or even thousands of gigatonnes of CO2 would need to be prevented during this century to stabilize the CO2 concentration at 450 to 750 ppmv (IPCC).” Because we cannot just stop […]

Are Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Technologies Worth Pursuing?

Adam Stein Energy Policy and Climate Expected graduation year: 2017   Are Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Technologies Worth Pursuing?     Carbon capture technologies show promise, but there are many unanswered questions. We must ask how the costs of CCS could be reduced drastically, since an enormous investment is required to install a carbon […]

Too late for cap and trade?

Posted by SUE CASKEY at Tuesday, November 24, 2015 12:06:04 PM EST In my discussion posts, it was interesting to watch my own opinion shift before my eyes. i had originally thought I was in favor of cap and trade until I started considering the negatives. I’m still convinced we need C&T to allow business […]

Energy Efficiency can be an Individual Effort

We have a choice: We can continue with business-as-usual energy use, or we can use energy smarter and waste less by investing in efficiency measures and participating in energy savings programs targeted to consumers (e.g. utility-sponsored rebate programs). Energy efficiency can give us more control over how and when we consume energy, while maintaining the […]

Opinion: The time has come for offshore wind power in the United States  Authors Jeremy Firestonea,1, Cristina L. Archera, Meryl P. Gardnerb, John A. Madsenc, Ajay K. Prasadd, and Dana E. Verone aSchool of Marine Science and Policy, Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716; bDepartment of Business Administration, Center for […]

The Contrasting Styles of Urban Agriculture,

By Antoinette WinklerPrins, Director for Environmental Programs, JHU-AAP August 14, 2015 Urban agriculture is the cultivation of crops and other consumable products in urban settings. Although this activity has always been ongoing in cities around the world (often in people’s yards, but also along berms and in abandoned lots), there has been a recent uptick […]

Feeling hot this summer

temperature map - Summer 2015

Recently, CNN published a news report on this years temperature. “July saw the highest average temperatures since record-keeping began — globally, not just in the United States — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday. ” Please view the story here.

Making smart food choices this holiday: and no we’re not talking about your waistline, but food waste.

Once again, the holiday season is slowly creeping up on us around the world. It’s the time of year for celebrations of culture, family and friends. At the heart of this season is food. It’s universal. It’s how people show love. It transcends borders, languages and religions – tying people and places together in comfort […]