This month Yale embarked on an experimental program that will examine the effect of four different carbon-pricing models at several university buildings, including Kroon Hall. At F&ES, school leaders see it as an opportunity to expand research, student learning, and outreach on a critical energy issue.
As Yale launches carbon charge study, F&ES eyes learning opportunities
December 10, 2015
As international leaders convene in Paris for United Nations climate change negotiations, one of the more frequently discussed solutions for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions is setting a price on carbon. But to date it remains unclear whether such strategies would actually work.
An experiment launched at Yale this month will examine that very question, testing a series of schemes that utilize behavior forces to improve energy efficiency in buildings across campus.
Over the next six months, several Yale departments, including the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES), will participate in an experimental pilot study testing four different carbon-pricing models. Organizers hope the pilot project will provide insights into the best approach for a campus-wide carbon charge.
Visit the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies’ website to read the full article.