ines_photo2I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. I also serve as co-Director for the Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM) Center. I am interested in solving problems that include environmental, technical, economic, and policy aspects, where traditional engineering approaches play an important role but cannot provide a complete answer. In particular, I am interested in assessing how energy systems are likely to evolve, which requires comprehensive knowledge not only of the technologies that can address future energy needs but also of the decision-making process followed by different agents in the economy.

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Recent Policy and Committee Activity

truck_editNational Research Council Committee on Assessment of Technologies for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Phase 2, 2013-2016

This committee’s first report analyzes and provides options for improvements to the certification and compliance procedures for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles; reviews an updated analysis of the makeup and characterization of the medium- and heavy-duty truck fleet; examines the barriers to and the potential applications of natural gas in class 2b through class 8 vehicles; and addresses uncertainties and performs sensitivity analyses for the fuel consumption and cost/benefit estimates. Read the first report here.

Seminars and Other Upcoming Activities

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Inês or attend one of her lectures, please refer to the list of upcoming events below:

CEDM Freight Workshop

February 27-28, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA

The Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making, of which Inês is the Co-Director and PI, will be holding an invite-only special workshop on deep de-carbonziation of the shipping industry.

DOE Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Grand Challenges Workshop

March 6-8, 2017 – Washington DC

The BER Advisory Committee (BERAC) is convening the Workshop in order to identify a series of grand challenges that advance science and are relevant to DOE’s interests and mission. The workshop will include a number of plenary speakers and ample time for discussion. Findings from the Workshop will be documented in a subsequent report and used for future planning.

Pennsylvania Environmental Council Conference: Achieving Deep Carbon Reductions: Paths for Pennsylvania’s Electricity Future.

March 15-16, 2017 – Pittsburgh PA

The conference will explore four potential pathways to deep decarbonization of Pennsylvania’s electricity sector: renewable energy, energy efficiency, nuclear power, and carbon capture and storage for fossil fuels.

EPRI Workshop

April 4-5, 2017 – Charlotte, NC


Austin Electricity Conference

April 20-21, 2017 – Austin, TX

“Decarbonizing the Electric Grid: Engineering, Economics and Policy” – The Austin Electricity Conference is designed to bring together academics and practitioners across a variety of disciplines and backgrounds to discuss cutting-edge policy and technical issues relating to the electricity industry.

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Azevedo named to the Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee

Azevedo named to the Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee Inês Azevedo will provide technical and programmatic advice to the Energy Secretary about the Department of Energy’s hydrogen research. The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) was established under Section 807 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to provide technical and … Continue reading Azevedo named to the Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee

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