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Power lines during a freeze.
ERCOT Froze in February 2021. What Happened? Why Did It Happen? Can It Happen Again?
The authors conduct a step-by-step examination of various factors that were blamed for the extended power outage on the ERCOT electricity grid in February 2021. While no single factor fully explains the calamity, the bureaucratic failure in identifying and addressing risks along fuel supply chains was a major failure. Most proposed remedies do not fundamentally address what occurred. The authors make several recommendations, some of which have already been implemented.
Peter Hartley, Kenneth B. Medlock III, Shih Yu (Elsie) Hung February 2, 2022
US map electricity
Map: Energy, Environment and Policy in the U.S.
The “Energy, Environment, and Policy in the U.S.” map is an online, interactive tool to visualize and highlight the geospatial nexus of energy, environment, policy, and society in the United States. It displays the nation’s critical energy infrastructure, environmental points of interest, and relevant election and demographic statistics at different levels of granularity. This allows the users to effectively navigate key energy and environmental issues with a clear and complete picture of the nation’s infrastructure and demography.
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Shih Yu (Elsie) Hung December 9, 2021
Different forms of transportation on a busy street
COVID-19 and the Value of Safe Transport
"The COVID-19 effect is likely to reduce the demand for public transport in favor of lower density alternatives," write the authors. Their study considers links between commuters' demographic factors and incidence of disease transmission, as well as the environmental implications of decreased ridership on public transport.
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ted Temzelides, Shih Yu (Elsie) Hung November 4, 2021
China in red
Map: China's key energy infrastructure
The China Energy Map provides an interactive and comprehensive visualization of China’s key energy infrastructure. The map shows oil infrastructure layers, including the locations of crude oil pipelines, refined product pipelines, oil refineries, crude oil and products storage facilities and oil ports; coal power plants; nuclear power plants, and EV battery factories.
Shih Yu (Elsie) Hung, Gabriel Collins July 14, 2020
A coal power plant.
Policy Support for Biochar: Review and Recommendations
The authors examine the role that government policy can play in accelerating production and use of biochar at commercial scale, such as providing commercial financial incentives, nonfinancial policy support and research and development funding. The article also includes broad recommendations for the development of policy that maximizes the net benefits of biochar adoption.
Ghasideh Pourhashem, Shih Yu (Elsie) Hung, Kenneth B. Medlock III, Caroline A. Masiello December 21, 2018
United States' Energy & Climate Policy under President Trump
U.S. energy policy is evolving under President Trump, and the changes will affect trade, foreign policy and relations with key global energy suppliers, including the Gulf Cooperation Council member countries. Fellow Jim Krane and Elsie Hung explore how U.S. energy and climate policies could change under the Trump administration and what implications these could have in the U.S. itself, for energy markets globally and for the GCC states.
Shih Yu (Elsie) Hung, Jim Krane February 13, 2017