Media Quotes, Commentary, and Mentions
October 11, Quoted in The Guardian : California power shutoffs: when your public utility is owned by private investors
October 9, Quoted in Gizmodo : Think California's preemptive blackouts are scary? Buckle up
October 9, Radio quote on Marketplace Morning Report : California blackouts due to wildfire risk
October 7, Quoted in Jalopnik : I Flew The $200 Manhattan-To-JFK Helicopter To Preview Our 'Flying Taxi' Future
September 26, Quoted in Inside Climate News : Amazon’s Move to Electric Trucks Is a Very Big Deal
September 25, Quoted in Axios : Retail’s climate change moment
September 25, Research mentioned in Public Source : Pittsburgh researchers investigate some of climate change’s most critical questions
September 24, Quoted in MIT Technology Review : Climate activism is now a global movement, but it’s still not enough
September 19, Published an Op-Ed with Prof. Gernot Wagner in The New York Times : Do We Really Have Only 12 Years to Avoid Climate Disaster?
September 18, Quoted in How Stuff Works : How cities prepare to withstand climate change
September 17, Quoted in The Washington Post : Saudi oil strike renews debate over U.S. energy dominance
September 9, Quoted in Axios : The Stakes of Warren’s Fracking Move
August 23, Published an Op-Ed with Dr. Corey Harper in The Conversation : Bargain-hunting robocars could spell the end for downtown parking – cities need to plan ahead now. Republished in several outlets, including The American Scientist.
August 22, Quoted in Gizmodo : Bernie Sanders' $16 Trillion Climate Plan Is Nothing Short of a Revolution
August 21, Quoted in E&E News : Can solar increase emissions? A debate erupts
August 20, Radio quote on Marketplace : Tesla’s plan for simple solar rentals could increase competition
August 15, Interview in Resilience : Teaching Energy Transition
August 12, Published an Op-Ed in Nature Climate Change : Wasting Less Electricity Before Use
August 5, Quoted in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : Too much rain is messing with pipeline operators' infrastructure plans
July 14, Quoted in The Virginian-Pilot : Resilience costs mount as climate crisis looms
July 9, Quoted in The New York Times : Washington Floods Expose a Double Threat: Old Drains and Climate Change
July 9, Quoted in Politico : Morning Transportation
June 26, Quoted in Huffington Post : A Longshot 2020 Candidate Wants To Push Geoengineering Into The Climate Debate
June 21, Quoted in Axios : The climate stakes of speedy delivery
June 10, Video interview in The Verge : Giant cargo drones will deliver packages farther and faster
May 16, Quoted in Gizmodo : Jay Inslee Just Dropped His $9 Trillion Plan to Fight Climate Change by Rebuilding the Entire Country
April 15, Quoted in Axios : Uber is still eyeing flying cars
March 29, Morning Edition radio quote on Pittsburgh NPR Station WESA : Advocates, Engineers Concerned Pennsylvania's Infrastructure Won't Withstand 'Weather Of The Future'
March 28, Power Sector Carbon Index featured in Axios : Carbon emissions from the U.S. power sector rose in 2018
March 24, Quoted in The Tartan : Automation continues to be relevant issue
March 12, Quoted in Slate : The Crash of the Boeing 737 Max Is a Warning to Drivers, Too
March 12, Quoted in ClimateWire : Nuclear bailout shows why it's tough to green the grid
February 20, Radio interview for Marketplace : Coal Giant Glencore Caps Production Due to Climate Concerns
February 19, Quoted in The Atlantic : A Centuries-Old Idea Could Revolutionize Climate Policy
February 14, Quoted in National Geographic : 3 tests the Green New Deal must pass to work
February 11, Quoted in National Geographic : What can a Green New Deal learn from other countries?
January 25, Quoted in WIRED : America Needs Way, Way More Electric-Car Charging Stations
January 3, Quoted in WIRED : VW’s Mobile Chargers Could Help EVs Conquer The World
January 2, Op-Ed in The Washington Post, as part of a series of ideas to address climate change : Encourage Electric Vehicles
December 6, Quoted in The Washington Post : Power Post - The Technology 202
December 5, Quoted in The Washington Post : Waymo launches nation’s first commercial self-driving taxi service in Arizona
November 26, Quoted in The New York Times : Five Big Ways the United States Will Need to Adapt to Climate Change
November 16, Quoted in The Atlantic : The New Politics of Climate Change
November 13, Our research featured in Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering News: When the power goes out, pollution rises
November 9, Quoted in Forbes : It’s Not All Hyperloops: Elon Musk Wants To Dig Your City’s Next Sewer
November 9, Quoted in Axios : After the carbon tax fail
November 8, Quoted in E&E News : Stung by failed carbon fee, greens focus on renewables
November 7, Quoted in MIT Technology Review : People will never vote for a carbon tax, so let’s stop asking
November 4, Quoted in WIRED : Tesla's Autopilot Now Changes Lanes—And You're Gonna Help It Out
October 26, Our research featured as the Chart of the Day in Axios : Falling emissions intensity
October 25, Our research featured in The Guardian : Generating a problem across Africa
October 21, Our research featured in an article in Quartz : The cost of electricity shortages in Africa is more than just a problem of access
October 15, Co-authored op-Ed about our research in Nature Research : Shining a Light on Electricity Reliability in Sub-Saharan Africa
September 21, Quoted and our research featured in ClimateWire : Coal disappears in the heartland as renewables get cheaper
September 6, Quoted in Axios : A new way of thinking about deep decarbonization
August 29, Quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek : Miami Will Be Underwater Soon. Its Drinking Water Could Go First
August 13, Quoted in Axios : Quote of the Day
August 8, Podcast guest on The Energy Transition Show : Transportation Transition
July 27, Quoted in The Fuse : Autonomous Driving Takes Power. Will That Matter for Electrification?
July 9, Mentioned in WIRED : Where Can Climate Activists Find Common Ground?
July 7, Mentioned in Mother Jones : There Are a Few Things Environmentalists Actually Do Agree On
July 6, Co-authored Op-Ed with Ph.D. student Tania Lopez-Cantu : Engineering Standards Are Not Keeping Up with Climate Change
July 6, Quoted in Pittsburgh City Paper : As climate warms, expect more Pittsburgh power outages during the hottest days
July 6, Quoted in In These Times : Self-Driving Cars Are Coming. Will They Serve Profit or the Public?
July 3, Mentioned in Grist : Agree to Agree
June 21, Power Sector Carbon Index and our research mentioned in The New York Times : The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem
June 14, Quoted in The Verge : The Boring Company’s Chicago project seems awfully cheap for something so big
June 13, Power Sector Carbon Index mentioned in The New York Times : Trump Wants to Bail Out Coal and Nuclear Power. Here’s Why That Will Be Hard
June 6, Quoted and our research featured in Axios : A fork in the road for U.S. power
May 24, Quoted in The Washington Post : Self-driving Uber did not have emergency braking turned on when it hit pedestrian, NTSB says
May 18, Quoted in Forbes : $1 Rides On Elon Musk's Space-Age Subway May Be A Stretch, But His Bricks Sound Great
May 17, Quoted in WIRED : Is Tesla's Autopilot Safe? Finding Out Demands Better Data
May 9, Quoted in MIT Technology Review : California’s rooftop solar rule is a pricey path to emissions reductions
April 25, Quoted in Forbes : There Are Holes In Elon Musk's Plans To Tunnel Through L.A. With Boring Co.
April 24, Quoted in Scientific American : To Make Autonomous Vehicles Safe, We Have to Rethink "Autonomous" and "Safe"
April 8, Quoted and Power Sector Carbon Index mentioned in National Journal : Is Trump Spurring Big Business to Go Green?
April 6, Radio guest on Knowledge@Wharton : Autonomous Car Crashes: Who — or What — Is to Blame?
April 6, Quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education : Have Academics Finally Found the Perfect Meme?
April 5, Quoted and Power Sector Carbon Index mentioned in Clean Technica : Power Sector Carbon Index Highlights Falling Levels Of Carbon Pollution
April 4, Quoted and Power Sector Carbon Index mentioned in Axios : U.S. power sector carbon emissions reach lowest level since 1988
March 21, Quoted in The Washington Post : Tempe police release video of moments before autonomous Uber hits pedestrian
February 28, Our research featured in The New York Times : If Drone Delivery Becomes a Reality, Is That Good for the Planet?
February 22, Our research featured in Anthropocene Magazine : Drone Package Delivery Will be Fast. Here’s How to make it Green
February 16, Our Op-Ed about our research, "Delivering Packages With Drones Might be Good for the Environment", published in the World Economic Forum; Smithsonian Magazine; The Conversation; The Daily Mail; GovTech; The Billings Gazette; Northwest Indiana Times; New Haven Register; Albany Times Union; SciBlogs
February 16, Our research featured in UN Environment Programme : Using drones to deliver packages could cut carbon emissions; in Green Car Congress : Study finds drone-based delivery could reduce GHG emissions and energy use in the transportation sector, if deployed sensibly
February 14, Our research featured in CNET : Amazon's delivery drones could cut greenhouse gas emissions; in MIT Technology Review; Delivery drones could reduce emissions—if they’re used properly; in Fast Company : Here’s one way drones could help make the world better
February 13, Quoted and our research featured in WIRED : Would Delivery Drones Be All That Efficient? Depends on Where You Live; in Axios : How Drone Package Delivery Can Help Fight Climate Change; in Carbon Brief : Small Drones Could be Better for Climate Than Delivery Trucks, Study Says
February 13, Our research featured in The Guardian : Express delivery: use drones not trucks to cut carbon emissions, experts say; in Forbes : How Delivery Drones Can Help Save the World; in IEEE Spectrum : Drone Delivery, If Done Right, Could Cut Emissions; in Discover Magazine : Drones Are a Greener Way to Receive Packages;
February 13, Quoted in ClimateWire : White House Building Plan Doesn't Account for Rising Temps
January 27, Quoted in The Wall Street Journal : Boston Agonizes Over How to Protect Itself From Future Storms
January 2, Quoted in Motherboard : The US Energy Grid Is Making Electric Cars Dirtier Than They Should Be
December 6, Radio guest for Wharton Business Radio show Knowledge@Wharton : Will Losing the Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Kill Plug-in Cars?
November 30, Power Sector Carbon Index mentioned in The New York Times : Energy Idea for Mars Yields a Clue for Powering Data Centers
November 18, Quoted in San Jose Mercury News : Tesla’s debut of road-rocket Roadster and electric semi-truck raise big questions
November 14, Quoted in Forbes : The Anti-Gigafactory: L.A. Startup Divergent 3D Has A Plan To Disrupt Carmaking
October 12, Quoted and our climate adaptation research featured in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : Down The Stream
October 3, Quoted in WIRED : The Tricks and Treats California Can Use to Banish Fossil Fuel Cars
September 20, Op-Ed with Lee Vinsel in The Conversation : Some of the Best Parts of Autonomous Vehicles Are Already Here
September 14, Quoted in Climate Wire : Hurricanes Push Trump to Replace Stricken Flood Order
September 4, Quoted and our climate adaptation research featured in Climate Wire : Storm Makes Engineers Ask, 'How Big Do We Go?'
July 27, Quoted in WIRED : Tesla’s Model 3 Is Making Electric Vehicles Successful Even Before Its Launch
July 10, Panelist for Pittsburgh Energy Forum Series, Moderated by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Executive Editor David Shribman : The Next Generation of Transportation
July 6, Quoted in WIRED : Volvo's Electric Car Plan Isn't as Bold or as Crazy as it Seems
June 22, Quoted on NPR WESA 90.5FM : CMU Kicks Off New Quarterly Report To Track Carbon Emissions From Power Plants
May 3, Quoted in Axios : Elon Musk is Way Ahead of His Time on Underground Driving
April 26, Quoted in GCI : Scientists Probe How to Build Roads in a Changing Climate
April 13, Power Sector Carbon Index mentioned in Forbes : Sorry Mr. Trump, China Rejecting N. Korea Shipments Won't Save American Coal
April 8, Power Sector Carbon Index mentioned in Climate Central : Electricity’s Carbon Footprint in U.S. Shrinks, Sets Record
April 6, Quoted in Next Pittsburgh : Power Sector Carbon Index shows big drop in CO2 emissions, but more needs to be done
March 29, Quoted in Power Engineering Magazine : Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index Shows 24 Percent Decline From 2005
March 29, Quoted in IEEE Spectrum : Photo Ops with Coal Miners Offer No Substitute for Fact-based Climate Policy
March 24, Quoted in Pittsburgh Business Times : CMU develops tool to measure power plant emissions
March 11, Quoted in WIRED : California Is Finally Ready for Truly Driverless Cars
March 8, Panelist at Washington Post Live Event : Infrastructure and The Road Ahead
February 17, Quoted in Congressional Quarterly Researcher : Reducing Traffic Deaths: Can Automation and tougher laws save lives?
December 13, Quoted in The Washington Post : Blind man sets out alone in Google’s driverless car
October 25, Quoted in Slate : How Will Driverless Cars Change Cities?
October 20, Full transcript interview in The Washington Post : Tesla’s deep dive into driverless: ‘This is the most exciting time to be in transportation since the Model T’
September 20, Quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer : Fed guidelines for self-driving cars won't get in Pa.'s way
September 20, Radio guest for the full hour of NPR's Radio Times from WHYY : Autonomous vehicle hit Pa. streets, should we be worried?
July 24, Quoted in The New York Times : As Its Leaders Deny Warming Risks, the G.O.P. Platform Urges Private Sector to Capture CO2?
July 20, Quoted and our automation research featured in Forbes : How $600 In Auto Safety Features Could Save Up To $202 Billion In Crash Costs
July 19, Our automation research featured in Politico : Researchers Tout Benefits of Semi-Automation
June 27, Quoted in Vox : Tesla and SolarCity? Yes, it makes sense. Or at least it will
June 13, Quoted and our chart featured in Vox : Power plants are no longer America’s biggest climate problem. Transportation is.
May 6, Quoted in ClimateWire : Get Ready for Self Driving Taxis
May 5, Quoted in Scientific American : Demand for Model 3 pushes Tesla to accelerate manufacture plans
April 5, Quoted in ClimateWire : Tesla hit car delivery snags, but Model 3 orders keep coming
April 2, Quoted in CNBC : Tesla CEO Musk Says Model 3 Orders Now at 232k
March 31, Quoted and our automated vehicle fuel economy was featured in The Fuse : CMU: Testing of Autonomous Vehicles Needed to Drive Fuel Economy Gains
March 24, Our automated vehicle fuel economy research was featured in Green Car Congress : CMU study shows autonomous vehicle algorithms can have considerable effect on fuel economy; need for new approaches in testing
January 27, Quoted in The Verge : What Will Cheap Gas Do to Electric Cars?
January 1, Quoted in Mother Jones : No Parking Here
November 3, Quoted in WIRED : This Guy Wants Us to Commute in Shared, Autonomous Pods
October 2, Quoted in Urban Land Magazine : Imagining the Driverless City
September 22, Quoted in Politico : VW Emissions Scandal
July 27, Quoted in The Washington Examiner : Hillary's solar plan: 'Ambitious' but 'doable'
July 15, Quoted in WalletHub : Best and Worst Cities to Be a Driver
July 10, Radio interview on NPR's WESA 90.5FM : On The Road Again: What Pittsburgh Has To Do With Cars
June 30, Radio guest for 99% Invisible : Automation Paradox
June 2, Quoted in TPM : The Future of Energy Technology
January 29, Quoted in Investors Business Daily : When Will Self-Driving Cars Arrive And What'll We Do?
January 14, TV interview on CBS-KDKA Pittsburgh : Gas Prices Falling, But Not as Low in Pittsburgh
January 7, Quoted in The Los Angeles Times : Automakers on the road to self-driving cars at Consumer Electronics Show
December 14, TV guest on CBS-KDKA for the KD/PG Sunday Edition : Oil and the Economy
November 12, Invited guest blog post for NPR's On Point : U.S.-China Climate Deal is an Important Step In Long Road Ahead
November 6, Radio guest for NPR's On Point : A Dire Climate Change Report, And The Possibility For Change
November 2, Quoted and Mini Op-Ed in The New York Times : Panel’s Latest Warming Warning Misses Global Slumber Party on Energy Research
September 26, Group letter published in The New York Times : Certainties, Uncertainties and Choices with Global Warming
September 29, Quoted on NPR State Impact : Pa Turnpike Series
March 27, Quoted and our research featured on NPR's State Impact : Report finds each Marcellus gas well costs thousands in road damage
March 27, Quoted and our research featured in E&E News : Drilling boom costs Pa. thousands per well in road damage -- report
March 21, Quoted on NPR WESA : Did Congress kill wind energy jobs in PA?
March 6, Quoted in Grist : Republicans use Putin as excuse to push fossil fuel projects
March 6, Quoted in The Tartan : Cohon to direct Scott Institute
January 7, Quoted in Bloomberg News : Toyota sees hydrogen car fill-ups at dealers to trash dumps