Wei Peng

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Professor, School of International Affairs
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Summary

Peng’s research focuses on the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of energy policies in both emerging markets and advanced economies. Her research aims to inform energy policy in both emerging markets and advanced economies to align their decarbonization efforts with local environmental and socioeconomic concerns, such as air pollution, public health, water conservation, and economic development.

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Recent Publications

The importance of health co-benefits under different climate policy cooperation frameworks

Scovronick, N., Anthoff, D., Dennig, F., Errickson, F., Ferranna, M., Peng, W., Spears, D., Wagner, F. & Budolfson, M., May 2021, In: Environmental Research Letters. 16, 5, 055027.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Clean air actions in China, PM2.5 exposure, and household medical expenditures: A quasi-experimental study

Xue, T., Zhu, T., Peng, W., Guan, T., Zhang, S., Zheng, Y., Geng, G. & Zhang, Q., Jan 6 2021, In: PLoS medicine. 18, 1, e1003480.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Opportunities for household energy on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in line with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Zhuang, M., Lu, X., Peng, W., Wang, Y., Wang, J., Nielsen, C. P. & McElroy, M. B., Jul 2021, In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 144, 110982.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Cross-state air pollution transport calls for more centralization in India's environmental federalism

Du, X., Guo, H., Zhang, H., Peng, W. & Urpelainen, J., Oct 2020, In: Atmospheric Pollution Research. 11, 10, p. 1797-1804 8 p.

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Enabling a Rapid and Just Transition away from Coal in China

He, G., Lin, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, W., Larangeira, G., Zhang, C., Peng, W., Liu, M. & Yang, F., Aug 21 2020, In: One Earth. 3, 2, p. 187-194 8 p.

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An ultra-low emission coal power fleet for cleaner but not hotter air

Jin, Y., Peng, W. & Urpelainen, J., Sep 2020, In: Environmental Research Letters. 15, 9, 091002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Energy Use for Electricity Generation Requires an Assessment More Directly Relevant to Climate Change

Logan, B. E., Rossi, R., Baek, G., Shi, L., Oconnor, J. & Peng, W., Nov 13 2020, In: ACS Energy Letters. 5, 11, p. 3514-3517 4 p.

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The Critical Role of Policy Enforcement in Achieving Health, Air Quality, and Climate Benefits from India's Clean Electricity Transition

Peng, W., Dai, H., Guo, H., Purohit, P., Urpelainen, J., Wagner, F., Wu, Y. & Zhang, H., Oct 6 2020, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 54, 19, p. 11720-11731 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Potential Uses of Coal Methane in China and Associated Benefits for Air Quality, Health, and Climate

Zhang, M., Jordaan, S. M., Peng, W., Zhang, Q. & Miller, S. M., Oct 6 2020, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 54, 19, p. 12447-12455 9 p.

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Gasification of coal and biomass as a net carbon-negative power source for environment-friendly electricity generation in China

Lu, X., Cao, L., Wang, H., Peng, W., Xing, J., Wang, S., Cai, S., Shen, B., Yang, Q., Nielsen, C. P. & McElroy, M. B., 2019, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 17, p. 8206-8213 8 p.

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