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Gokul Iyer

Integrated Human-Earth SS Team
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Biography

Gokul Iyer is a scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Joint Global Change Research Institute. Dr. Iyer's research focuses on investigating issues at the intersections of energy, land, water using multi-sector multi-scale human-Earth system models. Currently, he coordinates the development and application of a state-level model of the U.S. (GCAM-USA) embedded within a global human-Earth system model (GCAM).

Research Interests

  • Human-Earth system modeling
  • Energy system transformations
  • Technology and Technological change
  • Sustainable Development

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Environmental Policy, University of Maryland, USA.
  • Master of Technology, Energy Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, India.
  • Bachelor of Technology, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India.

PNNL Publications

2018

  • Fragkos P., K. Fragkiadakis, L. Paroussos, R. Pierfederici, S.S. Vishwanathan, A. Koberle, and G.C. Iyer, et al. 2018. "Coupling national and global models to explore policy impacts of NDCs." Energy Policy 118. PNNL-ACT-SA-10309. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2018.04.002
  • Hodson E.L., M. Brown, S. Cohen, M.A. Wise, F. Wood, J. Caron, and F. Feijoo, et al. 2018. "U.S. Energy Sector Impacts of Technology Innovation, Fuel Price, and Electric Sector CO2 Policy: Results from the EMF 32 Model Intercomparison Study." Energy Economics. PNNL-SA-133176. doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2018.03.027
  • Iyer G.C., and J.A. Edmonds. 2018. "Energy modeling: Interpreting energy scenarios." Nature Energy 3. PNNL-ACT-SA-10305. doi:10.1038/s41560-018-0145-9
  • Iyer G.C., K.V. Calvin, L.E. Clarke, J.A. Edmonds, N. Hultman, C.A. Hartin, and H.C. McJeon, et al. 2018. "Implications of sustainable development considerations for comparability across nationally determined contributions." Nature Climate Change 8. PNNL-SA-121202. doi:10.1038/s41558-017-0039-z

2017

  • Davidson C.L., R.T. Dahowski, H.C. McJeon, L.E. Clarke, G.C. Iyer, and M. Muratori. 2017. "The value of CCS under current policy scenarios: NDCs and beyond." Energy Procedia 114. PNNL-SA-121411. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1885
  • Iyer G.C., and J.A. Edmonds. 2017. "Emission scenarios: Explaining differences." Nature Climate Change 7. PNNL-ACT-SA-10208. doi:10.1038/nclimate3200
  • Iyer G.C., C.M. Ledna, L.E. Clarke, J.A. Edmonds, H.C. McJeon, G.P. Kyle, and J. Williams. 2017. "Measuring Progress from Nationally Determined Contributions to Mid-Century Strategies." Nature Climate Change 7. PNNL-ACT-SA-10269. doi:10.1038/s41558-017-0005-9
  • Iyer G.C., L.E. Clarke, J.A. Edmonds, G.P. Kyle, C.M. Ledna, H.C. McJeon, and M.A. Wise. 2017. GCAM-USA Analysis of U.S. Electric Power Sector Transitions. PNNL-26174. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2016

  • Aldy J., W. Pizer, M. Tavoni, L. Reis, K. Akimoto, G.J. Blanford, and C. Carraro, et al. 2016. "Economic Tools to Promote Transparency and Comparability in the Paris Agreement." Nature Climate Change 6. PNNL-ACT-SA-10174. doi:10.1038/nclimate3106
  • Iyer G.C., L.E. Clarke, J.A. Edmonds, and N. Hultman. 2016. "Do national-level policies to promote low-carbon technology deployment pay off for the investor countries?." Energy Policy 98. PNNL-ACT-SA-10178. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2016.08.017

2015

  • Fawcett A., G.C. Iyer, L.E. Clarke, J.A. Edmonds, N. Hultman, H.C. McJeon, and J. Rogelj, et al. 2015. "Can Paris pledges avert severe climate change?." Science 350, no. 6265:1168-1169. PNNL-ACT-SA-10111. doi:10.1126/science.aad5761
  • Iyer G.C., J.A. Edmonds, A.A. Fawcett, N. Hultman, J. Alsalam, G.R. Asrar, and K.V. Calvin, et al. 2015. "The contribution of Paris to limit global warming to 2 °C." Environmental Research Letters 10, no. 12:Article No. 125002. PNNL-SA-111720. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/12/125002
  • Iyer G.C., L.E. Clarke, J.A. Edmonds, B.P. Flannery, N. Hultman, H.C. McJeon, and D. Victor. 2015. "Improved Representation of Investment Decisions in Assessments of CO2 Mitigation." Nature Climate Change 5, no. 5:436-440. PNNL-ACT-SA-10042. doi:10.1038/nclimate2553
  • Iyer G.C., L.E. Clarke, J.A. Edmonds, N. Hultman, and H.C. McJeon. 2015. "Long-term payoffs of near-term low-carbon deployment policies." Energy Policy 86. PNNL-ACT-SA-10084. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2015.08.004
  • Iyer G.C., N. Hultman, J. Eom, H.C. McJeon, P.L. Patel, and L.E. Clarke. 2015. "Diffusion of low-carbon technologies and the feasibility of long-term climate targets." Technological Forecasting and Social Change 90, no. Part A:103-118. PNNL-SA-93434. doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2013.08.025

2014

  • Iyer G.C., N. Hultman, S. Fetter, and S.H. Kim. 2014. "Implications of Small Modular Reactors for Climate Change Mitigation." Energy Economics 45. PNNL-ACT-SA-10015. doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2014.06.023

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