Resources

AGCI makes publicly accessible thousands of video presentations, research publications, and other resources from our workshops and projects. Use the search and filter options below to explore the resource library.

Closeup of man's hand charging electric vehicle

Reducing the risk of investing in electric vehicles for low-income consumers

While subsidies are a good way to encourage low-income households to enter the EV market, policy makers must also consider the full lifecycle costs of vehicle ownership and the risk that the most vulnerable households of losing access to their vehicle if costly maintenance and repairs are required.
By Rebecca Rasch
Research Review
March 27, 2024
Minneapolis skyline engulfed in smoke from Canadian wildfires, 2015

As threats to air quality rise, communities deploy low-cost air monitoring networks

Across the U.S., community air monitoring networks are growing in popularity as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of wildfires -- and dangerous smoke. These networks provide hyper-localized data that can fill gaps in federal and state monitoring efforts and alert communities to unhealthy air conditions.
Savannah D'Evelyn, University of Washington and Rachel Goldstein, Energy Innovation Policy and Technology LLC
News
March 19, 2024

New federal programs could ease high home heating bills

Twenty percent of American households had to choose between basic necessities and heating or cooling their homes in 2020. Research shows that energy insecurity disproportionately affects low-income, as well as Native American, Black, and Hispanic households. But two new federal programs aim to address these inequities by providing $9 billion in rebates for residential energy-efficiency upgrades and cost-saving electric appliances.
By Emily Jack-Scott Michelle Solomon Liz Carver
News
January 12, 2024

Living in the cold: Addressing the inequities of heating energy poverty in winter

Recent research highlights gaps in how heating energy burden and poverty are measured and suggests ways policies can be designed to address energy burden inequities without exacerbating energy insecurity.
By Emily Jack-Scott Liz Carver
Research Review
November 20, 2023
Cars in front of houses in residential neighborhood, with large refinery in near background

Understanding global change challenges: Environmental justice

AGCI spoke with Raj Pandya, VP of Community Science at the American Geophysical Union (AGU), about the ways global change science and scientists can partner with impacted communities to help advance environmental justice and equity.
By Liz Carver
AGCI Insight
November 15, 2023

New Inclusive Scientific Meetings guide helps you build a structure of inclusion for all

Many people—and academics, especially—rely on scientific meetings to grow the knowledge and networks needed for a successful career in the sciences. It’s critical that scientific meetings foster a culture of belonging for all so the full diversity of our scientific communities can thrive and contribute to better, more innovative science.
By Liz Carver
AGCI Insight
March 30, 2023
Workshop Presentation
March 8, 2023
Project Publication
January 2, 2023

After the deluge — cascading effects of extreme weather on human health

First come the flood and the mad rush of damages … and then come the more long-lasting adverse impacts continuing far beyond the initial headlines and hand-wringing. In this piece for Yale Climate Connections, Emily Jack-Scott (AGCI) and Sarah Spengeman (Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC®) explore the catastrophic consequences of climate events on human health and nutrition, and what can be done to lessen the threats and foster resilience.
By Emily Jack-Scott Sarah Spengeman
News
November 17, 2022
Offshore wind turbines

Distilling the key factors that drive social acceptance of ocean renewable energy

Many US coastal states are looking to the prospect of ocean renewable energy (ORE), particularly offshore wind, to help meet ambitious emissions reduction goals. Social science offers insight into who supports or opposes ORE and why, and suggests actions that could help promote a more just transition to ORE.
By Jessica Reilly-Moman
Research Review
June 23, 2022