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Five graduating Master of Public Affairs students traveled to Philadelphia in March to compete against teams from eight other policy schools in the Fels Institute of Government’s second annual Public Policy Challenge. Their proposal was to develop a mobile phone app called Route360, which displayed real-time information on all Austin transportation alternatives from biking to driving to taking the bus or light rail.
President and CEO of CARE USA Helene Gayle will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 18, to the 2013 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
Shama Gamkhar, Associate Professor, Co-Authors Two Peer-Reviewed Articles on Energy Production and Health Benefits of Renewable Energy Sources
Ian Partridge, LBJ School PhD student and Associate Professor Shama Gamkhar, co-authored two articles "The role of offsets in a post-Kyoto climate agreement: The power sector in China," (Energy Policy, 2010) and “A methodology for estimating health benefits of electricity generation using renewable technologies,” (Environment International 2012). In the first article, the authors examine the incremental cost to the Chinese economy of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by replacing electricity from a coal-fired power station with energy from renewables. They propose an approach to project assessment that could incentivize the electricity generating sector to cut emissions while avoiding some of the problems encountered by the Clean Development Mechanism, an offset scheme created by Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol. The second article estimates the health benefits due to the reduction in pollution when coal is replaced by renewables.