Recent Green O.R. Activity
A number of interesting green O.R. items have come up lately:
- Smart meter data is available from Pacific Gas & Electric (California). There is a webinar today (Oct 26) at 2 PM EST about it. To access the data, submit a proposal. [via ENRE]
- Quantitative methods in Smart Grids – 2 faculty openings at Lehigh University. [via ENRE]
- Teaching green O.R. – Case Article in INFORMS Transactions on Education – Embedding a Sustainability Module Into Quantitative Business Courses by Susan Cholette and Theresa Roeder. About GHG emission auditing for a supply chain. Free online access. Article comes with their teaching materials attached.
- The ACEEE has a white paper about whether Jevons’ Paradox (aka the rebound effect) is real. See this greenOR post about OR and Jevons paradox.
- Read about how a brewery is using microbes to turn its waste water into methane, which is then used to run a GE turbine generating electricity.
- Coursera has an “Introduction to Sustainability” course taught by Jonathan Tomkin of University of Illinois Urbana-Chamagne. It uses his textbook (available online). I wrote about a sustainability course here.
- The computational sustainability folks now have a blog.
- Journal name change – the Environmentalist is now Environment Systems and Decisions.
- “The NSF SEES program is offering funding for NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows. http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504673 The due date is Nov. 26. The program provides up to 3 years of funding at about 80K per year. It is for people who have worked for less than 3 years in a post-phd job.” [via ENRE]
- Post-Doc opportunity in wind energy optimization, control and markets at Johns Hopkins. [via ENRE]