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Relaxing Energy Policies Coupled with Climate Change Will Significantly Undermine Efforts to Attain US Ozone Standards

Recently, the US administration has sought to relax energy policies without considering comprehensive effects on ambient ozone concentrations. Using an integrated modeling framework, Shen et al. show that relaxation of energy policies under a changing climate could undermine efforts to meet US ozone standards. The study demonstrates the synergistic effects of energy-policy relaxation with climate change on ozone standard compliance. If energy policies are relaxed and climate warming continues, the current decreasing trend in ground-level ozone may reverse.

Journal Article by Huizhong Shen, Yilin Chen, Yufei Li, Armistead G. Russell, Yongtao Hu, Lucas R. F. Henneman, Mehmet Talât Odman, Jhih-Shyang Shih, Dallas Burtraw, Shuai Shao, Haofei Yu, Momei Qin, Zhihong Chen, Abiola S. Lawal, Gertrude K. Pavur, Marilyn A. Brown, and Charles T. Driscoll — 1 minute read — Oct. 28, 2019

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Authors

Huizhong Shen

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Yilin Chen

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Yufei Li

School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Armistead G. Russell

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Yongtao Hu

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Lucas R. F. Henneman

Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Mehmet Talât Odman

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Jhih-Shyang Shih

Fellow

Dallas Burtraw

Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow

Shuai Shao

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse

Haofei Yu

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida

Momei Qin

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Zhihong Chen

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology & The Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Abiola S. Lawal

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Gertrude K. Pavur

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Marilyn A. Brown

School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Charles T. Driscoll

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University