Jonathan Buonocore Sc.D. evaluates the health, environmental, and climate benefits and impacts of energy choices and climate change mitigation methods. Currently, he is researching air pollution from oil and gas development in the United States, climate policies for the transportation sector in the Northeast U.S., and possible health impacts of stratospheric aerosol injection – an intervention intended to mitigate climate change by reflecting sunlight.
Previously, he has evaluated the health “co-benefits” of a number of climate policies, including options for nationwide power plant carbon standards in the United States, a carbon price in Massachusetts, and expansion of onshore and offshore wind energy, solar energy, and energy efficiency programs in the U.S. He has also applied these methods to financial investment portfolios, green buildings, forest fires in Indonesia, and worked on health impact assessments of transportation policies in the greater Boston area.
Estimating Public Health Impacts from Individual Power Plants
A tool to help policy-makers design policies and interventions.
Health Co-Benefits of Carbon Standards for Existing Power Plants
Analyzing the clean air and health benefits of power plant carbon standards in the U.S.
Costs and Health Co-Benefits for a U.S. Power Plant Carbon Standard
Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants can have important “co-benefits” for public health by reducing emissions of air pollutants.
Health Benefits of Renewable Energy
How renewable energy is good for your health.
What are the Health Benefits of Renewable Energy Choices?
This video breaks down the science behind our paper on the health benefits of a low carbon energy policy, and explores how renewable energy is good for our health.
What Are the Health and Climate Benefits of Offshore Wind Farms?
Imagine an offshore wind farm that could power most of Washington D.C. and save 50 lives per year while generating $690 million per year in climate and health benefits. This scenario could become a reality, according to Dr. Jonathan Buonocore, Research Associate at Harvard Chan C-CHANGE.
CUNY, Harvard scientists team with UBS Asset Management on sustainable investing framework