Professor Yifang Zhu’s Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) research project was profiled in the latest issue of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s magazine. Zhu, a professor of environmental health sciences at the Fielding School, is researching the air quality benefits expected as Los Angeles County transitions to 100% renewable energy.
Zhu said the study has the potential to show that renewable energy can mitigate the effects of climate change and save lives. The research also has implications outside of Los Angeles, Zhu said. “The methods we are developing and the knowledge we gain can help us to address these same questions in other parts of the world that have significant emissions and air pollution concerns, such as China,” Zhu said.
The research team also includes K.N. Liou (Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Physical Sciences) and Michael Jerrett (Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health).