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Miriam Aczel Examines Role of Natural Gas in Global Energy Transition

CIEE postdoctoral scholar Dr. Miriam Aczel recently spoke at the book launch of “The Palgrave Handbook of Natural Gas and Global Energy Transitions,” which offers an authoritative examination of the implications of ongoing global energy transitions for natural gas markets across the world.

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Inflation Reduction Act Brings Renewed Hope for Climate Action

The Inflation Reduction Act contains the most ambitious strategy for climate change and clean energy production. While the details are still being sorted out, one thing is clear—this is welcome news in the fight against climate change, and an opportunity to double down on working towards a cleaner, greener, and more equitable planet.

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Earth Blocks: From Mud to Wildfire-Resilient Homes

As California experiences widespread drought, the threat of wildfires is growing. Tackling the issue of building affordable, disaster-proof housing, CITRIS Climate faculty director Dr. Michele Barbato and his team re-discovered an ancient solution—one that’s been around for many thousands of years.

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Developing a sustainable and resilient future with a focus on affordability, diversity, inclusion, and equity.”

Michele Barbato, Faculty Director, CITRIS Climate

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