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UC Davis Energy News – April 2022

group shot at the Industrial Decarb Symposium

On April 25, 2022, UC Davis hosted an Industrial Decarbonization Symposium, where over 150 people from around the world met to discuss near- and medium-term opportunities for decarbonization of California’s industry. Thank you to our moderators, speakers, and attendees for making this event so wonderful and informative. We look forward to continuing to collaborate on this important topic. You can view presentations and photos on our website. [View or Website]

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Hourly Accounting Recommended for Understanding Carbon Emissions of Electricity Consumption 

 

The current practice for accounting emissions from consumed electricity uses annual-average grid emission factors. A new study by UC Davis researchers calculated emission inventories for thousands of residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural facilities across the US, and compared annual averages to hourly accounting of emissions. Results show that annual-average accounting can over- or under-estimate carbon inventories by as much as 35% in certain settings, but result in effectively no bias in others. The authors recommend that hourly accounting be adopted as the best practice for emission inventories of consumed electricity. [Read the Study]
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Thank You to Our Give Day Donors

 

This UC Davis Give Day, over $26,000 was raised for our energy and transportation programs! Thank you to all the donors who helped us reach and surpass our goal. We are so grateful for your support and generosity. The top priority of these gifts are our extraordinary students. If you missed Give Day but would still like to contribute, gifts can be made here. [Learn More]
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Understanding Non-Energy Impacts of Residential Retrofits on Occupants

 

Residential energy retrofits have the potential to generate significant non-energy impacts on occupants, but the understanding of these impacts has been hampered by the lack of a shared approach to studying them. A detailed literature review by researchers revealed several common tendencies that limit the generalizability of findings. The authors propose a new framework that supports a comprehensive, unbiased, human-centered, and standardized approach to conceptualizing non-energy impacts. [Read the Study]
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Join Us for our Spring Seminar Series

 

Every Thursday this spring we are hosting our Energy Bites seminar series in-person and remotely. Each seminar has 2 short presentation “bites” over the lunch hour (12pm to 1pm PST). We hope you can join us and check out some of our latest research. [Learn More]

Upcoming Events

Energy Bites Seminar Series (In-Person & Virtual)
Every Thursday at 12pm PST April 14 – May 20
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