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Sha Yu

Joint Global Chg Research Inst
Earth Scientist

Biography

Dr. Sha Yu is a senior scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and holds a joint appointment at the University of Maryland. Dr. Yu is an expert in energy and environmental issues, with a focus on climate change mitigation, climate finance, and integrated assessment modeling. Her current work focuses on net-zero transition, carbon markets, industry decarbonization, and smart cities. She leads the development and application of GCAM-China, a provincial-level model of China, and GCAM detailed industry model. Dr. Yu has previously worked on developing and implementing energy and climate policies in developing countries, such as India, China, Vietnam, and ASEAN countries.

PNNL Publications

2022

  • Liu Y., D. Tong, J. Cheng, S.J. Davis, S. Yu, B.N. Yarlagadda, and L. Clarke, et al. 2022. "Role of climate goals and clean-air policies on reducing future air pollution deaths in China: a modelling study." The Lancet Planetary Health 6, no. 2:e92-e99. PNNL-ACT-SA-10540. doi:10.1016/S2542-5196(21)00326-0

2021

  • Charles M.M., Z. Khan, S. Yu, S.J. Smith, T.C. Douville, J.S. Homer, and T.D. Hardy, et al. 2021. Electrification of Pakistan's Transport System: Modeling Electric Vehicle Penetration and Energy Supply Chain Impacts. PNNL-31757. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Electrification of Pakistan's Transport System: Modeling Electric Vehicle Penetration and Energy Supply Chain Impacts
  • Cheng J., D. Tong, Y. Liu, S. Yu, L. Yan, B. Zheng, and G. Geng, et al. 2021. "Comparison of Current and Future PM2.5 Air Quality in China Under CMIP6 and DPEC Emission Scenarios." Geophysical Research Letters 48, no. 11:e2021GL093197. PNNL-ACT-SA-10519. doi:10.1029/2021GL093197
  • Cui R., N. Hultman, D. Cui, H.C. McJeon, S. Yu, M.R. Edwards, and A. Sen, et al. 2021. "A plant-by-plant strategy for high-ambition coal power phaseout in China." Nature Communications 12, no. 1:1468. PNNL-ACT-SA-10479. doi:10.1038/s41467-021-21786-0
  • Edmonds J.A., S. Yu, H.C. McJeon, D. Forrister, J. Aldy, N. Hultman, and R. Cui, et al. 2021. "How much could Article 6 enhance Nationally Determined Contribution ambition toward Paris Agreement goals through economic efficiency?." Climate Change Economics 12, no. 2:2150007. PNNL-SA-162547. doi:10.1142/S201000782150007X
  • Ou Y., G.C. Iyer, L. Clarke, J.A. Edmonds, A.A. Fawcett, N. Hultman, and J. McFarland, et al. 2021. "Can updated climate pledges limit warming well below 2°C? Increased ambition and implementation are essential." Science 374, no. 6568:693-695. PNNL-SA-163608. doi:10.1126/science.abl8976

2020

  • Roh M., S. Jeon, S. Kim, S. Yu, A. Heshmati, and S. Kim. 2020. "Modeling Air Pollutant Emissions in the Provincial Level Road Transportation Sector in Korea: A Case Study of the Zero-Emission Vehicle Subsidy." Energies 13, no. 15:Article No. 3999. PNNL-ACT-SA-10516. doi:10.3390/en13153999
  • Tong D., J. Cheng, Y. Liu, S. Yu, L. Yan, C. Hong, and Y. Qin, et al. 2020. "Dynamic projection of anthropogenic emissions in China: methodology and 2015-2050 emission pathways under a range of socio-economic, climate policy, and pollution control scenarios." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 20, no. 9:5729-5757. PNNL-SA-151276. doi:10.5194/acp-20-5729-2020
  • Xing J., X. Lu, S. Wang, T. Wang, D. Ding, S. Yu, and D. Shindell, et al. 2020. "The quest for improved air quality may push China to continue its CO2 reduction beyond the Paris Commitment." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 117, no. 47:29535-29542. PNNL-ACT-SA-10507. doi:10.1073/pnas.2013297117
  • Yu S., B.N. Yarlagadda, J.E. Siegel, S. Zhou, and S.H. Kim. 2020. "The role of nuclear in China’s energy future: insights from integrated assessment." Energy Policy 139. PNNL-ACT-SA-10412. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111344
  • Zhou Y., M. Evans, S. Yu, X. Sun, and J. Wang. 2020. "Linkages between Policy and Business Innovation in the Development of China’s Energy Performance Contracting Market." Energy Policy 140. PNNL-SA-142724. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2019.111208

2019

  • Cui R., N. Hultman, M.R. Edwards, L. He, A. Sen, K. Surana, and H.C. McJeon, et al. 2019. "Quantifying operational lifetimes for coal power plants under the Paris goals." Nature Communications 10. PNNL-ACT-SA-10417. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12618-3
  • Li X., Y. Zhou, J. Eom, S. Yu, and G.R. Asrar. 2019. "Projecting Global Urban Area Growth Through 2100 Based on Historical Time Series Data and Future Shared Socioeconomic Pathways." Earth's Future 7, no. 4:351-362. PNNL-SA-140948. doi:10.1029/2019EF001152
  • Li X., Y. Zhou, S. Yu, G. Jia, H. Li, and W. Li. 2019. "Urban heat island impacts on building energy consumption: A review of approaches and findings." Energy 174. PNNL-SA-140949. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2019.02.183
  • Van De Ven D.P., J. Sampedro, F.X. Johnson, R. Bailis, A. Forouli, A. Nikas, and S. Yu, et al. 2019. "Integrated Policy Assessment and Optimiszation over Multiple Sustainable Development Goals in Eastern Africa." Environmental Research Letters 14, no. 9:Article Number 094001. PNNL-ACT-SA-10426. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab375d
  • Yu S., J.D. Horing, Q. Liu, R.T. Dahowski, C.L. Davidson, J.A. Edmonds, and B. Liu, et al. 2019. "CCUS in China’s Mitigation Strategy: Insights from Integrated Assessment Modeling." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 84. PNNL-SA-128974. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.03.004

2018

  • Evans M., S. Yu, A.J. Staniszewski, L. Jin, and A. Denysenko. 2018. "The International Implications of National and Local Coordination on Building Energy Codes: Case Studies in Six Cities." Journal of Cleaner Production 191. PNNL-SA-127197. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.04.142
  • Li W., Y. Zhou, K. Cetin, S. Yu, Y. Wang, and B. Liang. 2018. "Developing a landscape of urban building energy use with improved spatiotemporal representations in a cool-humid climate." Building and Environment 136. PNNL-SA-133357. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.03.036
  • Yu S., M. Evans, P. Kyle, L.D. Vu, Q. Tan, A. Gupta, and P.L. Patel. 2018. "Implementing Nationally Determined Contributions: Building Energy Policies in India’s Mitigation Strategy." Environmental Research Letters 13, no. 3:Article Number 034034. PNNL-SA-124403. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aaad84

2017

  • Dahowski R.T., C.L. Davidson, S. Yu, J.D. Horing, N. Wei, L.E. Clarke, and S.R. Bender. 2017. "The impact of CCS readiness on the evolution of China’s electric power sector." Energy Procedia 114. PNNL-SA-121580. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1817
  • Güneralp B., Y. Zhou, D. Ürge-Vorsatz, M. Gupta, S. Yu, P.L. Patel, and M. Fragkias, et al. 2017. "Global scenarios of urban density and its impacts on building energy use through 2050." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 114, no. 34:8945–8950. PNNL-SA-120304. doi:10.1073/pnas.1606035114
  • Liu B., M. Evans, S. Yu, V. Roshchanka, S. Dukkipati, and A. Sreenivas. 2017. "Effective Energy Data Management for Low-carbon Growth Planning: An Analytical Framework for Assessment." Energy Policy 107. PNNL-SA-119736. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.03.059
  • Yu S., Q. Tan, M. Evans, P. Kyle, L.D. Vu, and P.L. Patel. 2017. "Improving Building Energy Efficiency in India: State-level Analysis of Building Energy Efficiency Policies." Energy Policy 110. PNNL-SA-120611. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.07.013

2016

  • Evans M., S.S. Madanagobalane, S. Yu, and Q. Tan. 2016. Recommendations on Implementing the Energy Conservation Building Code in Visakhapatnam, AP, India. PNNL-25255. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Recommendations on Implementing the Energy Conservation Building Code in Visakhapatnam, AP, India
  • Gao J., A. Zhang, S. Lam, X. Zhang, A.M. Thomson, E. Lin, and K. Jiang, et al. 2016. "An integrated assessment of the potential of agricultural and forestry residues for energy production in China." Global Change Biology Bioenergy 8, no. 5:880-893. PNNL-SA-121186. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12305
  • Kholod N., M. Evans, E. Gusev, S. Yu, V. Malyshev, S. Tretyakova, and A. Barinov. 2016. "A Methodology for Calculating Transport Emissions in Cities with Limited Traffic Data: Case Study of Diesel Particulates and Black Carbon Emissions in Murmansk." Science of the Total Environment 547. PNWD-SA-10525. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.12.151
  • Tan Q., S. Yu, and M. Evans. 2016. Implementing the Energy Conservation Building Code: Toolkit for Smart Cities. PNNL-26000. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Implementing the Energy Conservation Building Code: Toolkit for Smart Cities
  • Tan Q., S. Yu, M. Evans, J. Mathur, and L.D. Vu. 2016. Capturing Energy-Saving Opportunities: Improving Building Efficiency in Rajasthan through Energy Code Implementation. PNNL-24863. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Capturing Energy-Saving Opportunities: Improving Building Efficiency in Rajasthan through Energy Code Implementation
  • Wang L., P.L. Patel, S. Yu, B. Liu, J.D. Mcleod, L.E. Clarke, and W. Chen. 2016. "Win-Win strategies to promote air pollutant control policies and non-fossil energy target regulation in China." Applied Energy 163. PNNL-SA-112613. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.10.189

2015

  • Evans M., N. Kholod, V. Malyshev, S. Tretyakova, E. Gusev, S. Yu, and A. Barinov. 2015. "Black carbon emissions from Russian diesel sources: Case study of Murmansk." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15, no. 14:8349-8359. PNWD-SA-10408. doi:10.5194/acp-15-8349-2015
  • Liu B., M. Evans, L.E. Clarke, S.T. Waldhoff, and S. Yu. 2015. Decarbonizing India’s Power Sector: Preliminary Synthesis of Project Results from the U.S.-India Model Intercomparison. PNNL-24736. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Decarbonizing India’s Power Sector: Preliminary Synthesis of Project Results from the U.S.-India Model Intercomparison
  • Yin X., W. Chen, J. Eom, L.E. Clarke, S.H. Kim, P.L. Patel, and S. Yu, et al. 2015. "China's transportation energy consumption and CO2 emissions from a global perspective." Energy Policy 82. PNNL-SA-112651. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2015.03.021

2014

  • Evans M., J. Mathur, and S. Yu. 2014. Energy Efficiency Pilot Projects in Jaipur: Testing the Energy Conservation Building Code. PNNL-23241. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Energy Efficiency Pilot Projects in Jaipur: Testing the Energy Conservation Building Code
  • Evans M., S. Yu, B. Song, Q. Deng, J. Liu, and A. Delgado. 2014. "Building Energy Efficiency in Rural China." Energy Policy 64. PNNL-SA-95787. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2013.06.040
  • Yu S., J. Eom, M. Evans, and L.E. Clarke. 2014. "A long-term, integrated impact assessment of alternative building energy code scenarios in China." Energy Policy 67. PNNL-SA-99677. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2013.11.009
  • Yu S., J. Eom, Y. Zhou, M. Evans, and L.E. Clarke. 2014. "Scenarios of Building Energy Demand for China with a Detailed Regional Representation." Energy 67. PNNL-SA-99762. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2013.12.072
  • Yu S., M. Evans, and A. Delgado. 2014. Building Energy Efficiency in India: Compliance Evaluation of Energy Conservation Building Code. PNNL-23217. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Building Energy Efficiency in India: Compliance Evaluation of Energy Conservation Building Code
  • Yu S., M. Evans, and Q. Shi. 2014. Analysis of the Chinese Market for Building Energy Efficiency. PNNL-22761. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Analysis of the Chinese Market for Building Energy Efficiency
  • Yu S., M. Evans, B. Guo, and J. Zhang. 2014. "Market Transformation for Urban Energy Efficiency in China." In China Environment Series, edited by JT Turner. 102-109. Washington, Dc:Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. PNWD-SA-9432.

2013

2012

  • Yu S., E.J. Makela, M. Evans, and J. Mathur. 2012. Recommendations on Implementing the Energy Conservation Building Code in Rajasthan, India. PNNL-21054. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Recommendations on Implementing the Energy Conservation Building Code in Rajasthan, India
  • Zhou S., Q. Tong, S. Yu, Y. Wang, Q. Chai, and X. Zhang. 2012. "Role of non-fossil energy in meeting China's energy and climate target for 2020." Energy Policy 51. PNNL-SA-88243. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2012.05.083

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