ines_photo2I am a 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.

Recent Posts

Azevedo selected as the 2017 Recipient of the C3E Women in Clean Energy Award for Research

This award recognizes scientists and researchers working at universities, national labs, or in industry who have developed advanced innovative clean energy technologies with the potential for demonstrable and scalable impact. The award will be presented at the annual C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium in November. More info on the award is at:

Pipelines, Trucks, Buses and Automobiles: Where, When, Which?

Pipelines, Trucks, Buses and Automobiles: Where, When, Which? Inês Azevedo, Karen Clay, Jeremy Michalek, Fan Tong, and Deb Stine presented their research “Pipelines, Trucks, Buses and Automobiles: Where, When, Which?” to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Governors Association, Offie of U.S. Senator Toomey, and to the U.S. House of Representatives on May 3, 2017.

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