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Associate Professor Jeremiah Johnson featured in The Guardian

Associate Professor Jeremiah Johnson was recently featured in a story by The Guardian about a new study that examines the climate and health benefits of increasing renewable energy use. 

The study, published in Cell Reports Sustainability, found that the U.S. cut emissions that contribute to climate change and air pollution by increasing its use of renewable energy sources like wind and solar generation. 

“These findings can help us target future wind and solar development to provide the greatest climate and health benefits,” said Johnson, whose work is cited in the study.

Johnson joined CCEE in August 2017 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy. His research uses systems methods to evaluate the environmental impacts of changes to the power system, including those driven by technology (such as the integration of wind power, solar photovoltaics, and energy storage) and policy. Currently, Johnson serves as the principal investigator for a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study emissions impacts of distributed energy storage used in reliability applications.  Additionally, he is co-PI of an NSF project examining the urban food-energy-water nexus, using Detroit and Beijing as case studies. He is currently conducting experiments on university building heating and cooling systems, in an effort to reduce energy losses when their demand is altered to provide power system services. Johnson teaches courses related to sustainable engineering, life cycle assessment, and energy systems analysis.

Read The Guardian article here.