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Well-researched investment in renewable energy can improve global equity
In many low- and lower middle-income countries, great natural wealth contrasts with a desire for economic development.
Noah Kittner, PhD, is an assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering, where he examines the relationship between energy systems, low-carbon development and human health. In two recent publications, he explores the ideal balance of wind, solar and hydropower in Myanmar and discusses financial compensation for solar energy generation in the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
Message from the Chair
While I write this message, I am sheltering in place to help slow the spread of a deadly virus and writing interdisciplinary proposals to better understand its environmental transmission. This work is uniquely possible at a place like Gillings, where engineering, science and public health are found together, and where health equity has always been a central part of our mission.Read more from Dr. Turpin.