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Sha Yu

Human-Earth Sys Sci: Decisions
Earth Scientist

Biography

Sha Yu is a scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Her research focuses on developing and implementing energy efficiency and clean energy policies in developing countries such as India, China, and Vietnam. She worked with Chinese cities to improve energy efficiency as well as energy planning in industry and buildings sectors. She has also worked on the integrated assessment modeling in industrial, building, and transportation sectors; the modeling tool helps countries to analyze the impact of economic, demographic, and social development on energy supply and demand in the near and long terms. Sha Yu also contributed to the development of black carbon emissions inventory and mitigation measures in the Russian Arctic.

PNNL Publications

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 of the United States of America 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

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 of the United States of America 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

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
  • 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

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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