Nelson Institute researchers publish study that shows saving energy could save lives

March 21, 2019

A recent study from the Nelson Institute, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment suggests that saving energy could save lives. Published in Environmental Science & Technology and titled, Air Quality-Related Health Benefits of Energy Efficiency in the United States, the article outlines the improved health outcomes that can result from reduced energy consumption. Led by Nelson Institute postdoctoral researcher, David Abel and Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor, Tracey Holloway the study shows that even a 12 percent increase in summertime energy efficiency would reduce exposure to air pollution, potentially saving 475 human lives each year in the United States. Read more.