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Assistant Professor

School of International Affairs & Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Penn State University 

Email:       Phone: 814-865-9408

Address: 228 Lewis Katz (SIA) or 219B Sackett (CEE), University Park, PA 16802

Profile Links: Google Scholar; ResearchGate; Twitter



Recent Publications

Our paper that studies the equity implications of electric vehicles was recently published in Environmental Research Letters.

April 24, 2023

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Dr. Peng and colleagues recently published a paper on the role electric vehicles play in reducing India's CO2 and air pollutant emissions generated from road transport.

November 17, 2022

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Dr. Peng and doctoral student Huilin Luo were both mentioned in this Penn State news article about our group's Sloan Grant.

November 01, 2022

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Hui Yang’s new paper on the impacts socio-demographic factors have on future health burdens from air pollution was recently published in Nature Sustainability.

October 24, 2022

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Dr. Peng and colleagues recently published an article on how to integrate air quality and health concerns in our decarbonization strategies.  

August 5, 2022

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Doctoral student Hui Yang won the prestigious and highly selective Norwood Wherry Memorial Graduate Fellowship from College of Engineering!

December 16, 2021

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Four group members will present  at the AGU Fall Meeting! Check them out!

December 14, 2021

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Dr. Peng was quoted as a new collaborator on a $72 million NASA-funded research consortium

November 11, 2021

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Doctoral Student Hui Yang presented her RGGI work in the Climate Change Economics Webinar series

November 3, 2021

More information: Climate Change Economics

Doctoral Student Hui Yang spoke on a panel on "Health First PA" about the implications of PA's entry into RGGI

October 21, 2021

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Our NSF project on the Health Effects of Deep Decarbonization (HEALED) is featured in the Penn State News

September 27, 2021

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Hui Yang and Dr. Peng were mentioned in NPR coverage on Emissions and Health Implications of PA's entry into RGGI. 

September 20, 2021

More information: State Impact Pennsylvania

April 2023

Equity Implications of Electric Vehicles: A Systematic Review on the Spatial Distribution of Emissions, Air Pollution, and Health Impacts.  A Sharma, J Shiwang, A Lee & W PengEnvironmental Research Letters, 18. 2023

January 2023

Narrowing Fossil Fuel Consumption in the Indian Road Transport Sector Towards Reaching Carbon Neutrality.
M S Hossain, Y R Fang, T Ma, C Huang, W Peng, J Urpelainen, C Hebbale & H Dai. Energy Policy, 172. 2023.

December 2022

Feasible Climate Mitigation. P Stern, T Dietz, K Nielsen, W Peng, M Vandenbergh. Nature Climate Change, 13, 6-8. 2022

October 2022

Socio-demographic factors shaping the future global health burden from air pollution. H Yang, X Huang, D.M. Westervelt, L Horowitz, & W Peng. Nature Sustainability. 2022.

December 2021

Foundations for a Low-Carbon Energy System in China. H Lee, D P Schrag, M Bunn, M Davidson, W Peng, W Pu, M Zhimin. Cambridge University Press. 2021.

November 2021

Climate action with revenue recycling has benefits for poverty, inequality and well-being. M Budolfson, F Dennig, Fkson, S Feindt, M Ferranna, M Fleurbaey, D Klenert, U Kornek, K Kuruc, A Méjean, W Peng, N Scovronick, D Spears, F Wagner & S Zuber. Nature Climate Change. 2021.

November 2021

Protecting the poor with a carbon tax and equal per capita dividend. M Budolfson, F Dennig, Fkson, S Feindt, M Ferranna, M Fleurbaey, D Klenert, U Kornek, K Kuruc, A Méjean, W Peng, N Scovronick, D Spears, F Wagner & S Zuber. Nature Climate Change. 2021.

October 2021

To achieve deep cuts in US emissions, state-driven policy is only slightly more expensive than nationally uniform policy. W Peng, G Iyer, M Binsted, J Marlon, L Clarke, J A Edmonds, & D G Victor. Nature Climate Change. 2021.

August 2021

Emissions and Health Implications of Pennsylvania's Entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. H Yang, A T Pham, J R Landry, S A Blumsack, and W Peng . Environmental Science and Technology. 2021.

June 2021

U.S.–China Collaboration is Vital to Global Plans for a Healthy Environment and Sustainable Development. M Xu, G T Daigger,  C Xi, ..., W Peng, et al. Environmental Science & Technology. 2021.

May 2021

The importance of health co-benefits under different climate policy cooperation frameworks.  N Scovronick, D Anthoff, F Dennig, F Errickson, M Ferranna, W Peng, D Spears, F Wagner, M Budolfson. Environmental Research Letters, 2021, 16(5).

July 2021

"Opportunities for household energy on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in line with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals". Zhuang, MH, X Lu, W Peng, YF Wan, JX Wang, CP Nielsen, MB McElroy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.
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