APPAM is proud to announce the recipient of the World Citizen Prizes in Environmental Performance, Dr. Marilyn A. Brown.
Dr. Brown is being recognized for her work to lead Drawdown Georgia, an initiative to identify the most feasible ways to reduce carbon emissions in Georgia, and her accompanying publication, “A framework for localizing global climate solutions and their carbon reduction potential.”
Granted by David and Joy Peyton, the award recognizes research that assesses pathways to achieve measurable but as-yet unrealized gains in overall environmental performance, in particular to reduce consumption and waste.
To be eligible for the prize the Dr. Brown had to meet two requirements. This first is the work has to recognize research that assesses pathways to achieve measurable but as-yet unrealized gains in overall environmental performance, in particular to reduce consumption, waste, and global warming. The second is that the work had to be published research within the last two calendar years of the award calendar.
Dr. Marilyn A. Brown is Chair of the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she created and co-leads the Climate and Energy Policy Lab and the Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management. Her research focuses on the design and modeling of energy markets and carbon reduction policies and programs, highlighting opportunities on the customer side of the electric meter—including energy end-use efficiency, rooftop-solar systems, vehicle to grid interactions, smart thermostats, and home storage devices. Using data analytics and energy-engineering models, she examines technology and market transitions at the local, regional, and global scale.
In 2007, Dr. Brown contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. From 2010-2017, she served two terms as a Presidential appointee to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation's largest public power provider. From 2014-2018 she served two terms on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee where she chaired the Smart Grid Subcommittee. She has written 9 books on the clean energy transition, which have been used by researchers and students around the world.
The award, consisting of a plaque, a $2,500 prize, and travel funds to attend the APPAM Fall Research Conference, will be presented to Dr. Brown at a special event at the event in March 2022.