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Xi Wang Receives Albert E. Smith Emerging Scholar Award

April 29, 2013

Xi Wang recently received the Albert E. Smith Emerging Scholar Award from The Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS) at the University of Colorado. The Smith Award provides support for innovative social science research on issues associated with human survival in a nuclear age.

The grant will contribute to Wang's thesis research entitled "Public Engagement in Renewable Energy Transitions: A Comparison of Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Policy across the United States." The research will examine the factors that influence the adoption of an RPS--an obligation that requires a certain percentage of electricity in a jurisdiction to come from renewable sources. Specifically, it will examine whether, where, and to what extent the public has been engaged in RPS enaction.