Evaluating Air Quality and Health Co-benefits of Power Plant Carbon Standards

SPE is engaging with an interdisciplinary team of scientists to quantify and communicate the environmental and human health benefits of decreased conventional air pollution associated with different policy scenarios for curbing greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants.




Air Quality Improvements in Large Cities Under the Clean Power Plan

Released May 11, 2017

An Analysis of Costs and Health Co-benefits for a U.S. Power Plant Carbon Standard

Jonathan J. Buonocore, Kathleen F. Lambert, Dallas Burtraw, Samantha Sekar & Charles T. Driscoll
Plos One (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0156308
Released June 7, 2016


US power plant carbon standards and clean air and health co-benefits

Charles T. Driscoll, Jonathan J. Buonocore, Jonathan I. Levy, Kathleen F. Lambert, Dallas Burtraw, Stephen B. Reid, Habibollah Fakhraei & Joel Schwartz
Nature Climate Change (2015) doi:10.1038/nclimate2598
Released 4 May 2015

Health Co-Benefits of Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants 
Released 30 September 2014

Co-benefits of Carbon Standards, Part 1: Air Pollution Changes Under Different 111d Options for Existing Power Plants
Released 27 May 2014








Charles Driscoll, Jr, PhD, Syracuse University (Project leader) (curriculum vitae)

Jonathan Buonocore, ScD, Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (curriculum vitae)

Dallas Burtraw, PhD, Resources for the Future (curriculum vitae)

Habibollah Fakhraei, PhD candidate, Syracuse University

Kathleen Lambert, MS, Harvard Forest at Harvard University and the Science Policy Exchange (curriculum vitae)

Jon Levy, ScD, Boston University School of Public Health (curriculum vitae)

Stephen Reid, MS, Sonoma Technology Inc. (curriculum vitae)

Joel Schwartz, PhD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (curriculum vitae





Clean Air and Health