One small bright spot amid the clouds of the COVID-19 pandemic is the worldwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions — the result of stay-at-home orders curtailing car travel. Though many experts expect these gains in […]
Unrealistic. Not ambitious enough. Too little, too late. Worth a shot? Already the subject of a great deal of conjecture and debate, the Green New Deal, a broad set of policy goals addressing environmental justice […]
As Philadelphia tries to sort out its problem with traffic, now is the perfect time to consider how transportation policy can support the City’s goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions —according to environmental engineering […]
Since the Trump Administration announced that the United States would begin the process of exiting the Paris Agreement back in June, and has since slowly scrubbed mentions of climate change from many of its agencies’ […]
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to repeal the Clean Power Plan, an Obama Administration initiative intended to curtail greenhouse gas emissions so that the nation could reach the emissions benchmarks set forth in […]
Drexel environmental engineering professor Patrick Gurian explains why the United States’ first move after the Paris Climate Conference was to formalize a new energy efficiency standard for air conditioners and furnaces.
By Patrick L. Gurian, PhD In the spring of 2014 the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability asked Drexel University’s Institute for Energy and the Environment to consider what it would take for the City of Philadelphia […]