Sustainable Scientists

Portrait of Evan Mills
February 2009

In the current issue of Environmental Science and Technology, EETD's Evan Mills has a cover story, "Sustainable Scientists," examining how scientists might practice energy efficiency in research facilities to help reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions as well as reduce the amount of research money spent on energy costs. He notes that scientific research in the U.S. has a yearly energy bill of about $10 billion, and results in 80 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions.