Design criteria and performance of emissions equivalency metrics

Morgan Edwards

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Morgan Edwards is a postdoctoral associate at the Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS) at MIT.  She received her Ph.D. from IDSS at MIT, her S.M. in Technology and Policy from MIT, and her B.S. in Environmental Science from UNC Chapel Hill. Before coming to MIT, she worked on alternative energy and energy efficiency projects in Thailand, Russia, and the United States.  Her research focuses on developing tools to assess the performance of energy technologies in the face of changing climate and environmental constraints.  Morgan is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and MIT Presidential Fellowship.


Assessments of the life cycle climate impacts of technologies and policies can depend strongly on the equivalency metric used to compare short-lived greenhouse gases (e.g., methane) to long-lived carbon dioxide. However, the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Morgan Edwards (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  2. Jessika E Trancik (MIT)

Topic Areas

• Sustainable energy systems , • Sustainability and resilience metrics , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a


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