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CACHE Affiliates Dive Into New Chicago Electricity Data

 

After sifting through 12 months’ worth of northern Illinois electricity use data, Illinois scientists are eager to dig into the patterns that may reveal the human side of energy use trends.

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In most areas of the world, electricity …

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Unsexy, Unfunded, and Absolutely Necessary

This Director’s Note was originally published in the January 2018 edition of the CACHE Newsletter.

For those of us who make a living as researchers and consultants, life churns. Novelty sells, and projects end. Many of us chose our work …

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CACHE to Embark on Pre-Ignition Emission Study

JAN 19, 2018 — In December 2017, the National Science Foundation awarded the Center for Applied Collaboration on Human Environments (CACHE) at the University of Illinois $600,000 to explore the complex chemistry that happens in wood in the moments just …

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Research Spotlight: The Social Side of Energy Use in Western Nepal

Every year, nearly three million people die of illnesses caused by exposure to household air pollution. Every day, billions fulfill their daily energy needs for cooking family meals, heating water, processing food for livestock, and warming the house over inefficient …

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Research Spotlight: Measuring the Elusive

Cheryl Weyant with two “boxed” emission measuring field kits. The bottom unit (tan) was used between 2012 and 2014 to measure kilns and cook stoves in Nepal, and the top unit (black) was built a few years later and used

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“I love it when my friends talk”

This Director’s Note was originally published in the July 2017 edition of the CACHE Quarterly Newsletter.

I kicked off my summer with a trip to Warsaw, Poland, where the Climate and Clean Air Coalition had a meeting focused on heating …

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A “knotty confluence”

This Director’s Note was originally published in the April 2017 edition of the CACHE Quarterly Newsletter.

In the summer of 2005, my research group conducted one of our first field campaigns near Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I was pretty excited. Household emissions …

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CACHE Team Explores emPOWERing Community

A photo of Sano Gaun

An aerial view of Sano Gaun, Nepal. Photo courtesy of CRT-N.

In cities, villages, and towns throughout the world, university researchers seek to bring innovations to the lives of those in developing countries. They reach out a humanitarian hand, hoping …

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“The Birth of CACHE”

This Director’s Note was published in the January 2017 edition of the CACHE Quarterly Newsletter.

In September 2014, I was still reeling from the phone calls, interview requests, and felicitations that flood a person who’s been visited by a MacArthur …

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Research Spotlight: Understanding Heating Emissions

Each year, indoor air pollution claims the lives of 4 million people worldwide — more than malaria and HIV combined. It’s no wonder, considering that 3 billion people (nearly half the world’s population) rely on smoky, sooty fires to provide …

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