Anticipating the Environmental Impacts and Behavioral Drivers of Deep Decarbonization



Open Date: 11/10/2016 – Close Date: 02/10/2017


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the release of the Anticipating the Environmental Impacts and Behavioral Drivers of Deep Decarbonization Request for Application.

EPA, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research that will contribute to an improved ability to understand and anticipate the public health and environmental impacts and behavioral drivers of significant changes in energy production and consumption in the United States, particularly those changes associated with advancing toward the deep decarbonization necessary to achieve national and international climate change mitigation objectives and avoid the most significant economic and health impacts of climate change.  The proposed research is intended to contribute to the development of new insights and predictive tools related to the multimedia, life-cycle impacts of the decarbonization of electricity generation; the electrification of end uses; the adoption of low-carbon emitting, renewable fuels; and the adoption of energy efficiency measures.  The proposed research is also intended to contribute to an improved understanding of the drivers of individual, firm, and community decisions that affect energy consumption patterns, including decisions about the adoption of new technologies and energy efficiency measures.

This RFA is supported by EPA’s Air, Climate and Energy (ACE) research program and STAR extramural research grants program.

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