Well-researched investment in renewable energy can improve global equity

Assistant Professor Noah Kittner in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researches how future hydropower projects would impact people and the environment.

A dam that produces energy
An example of hydropower, one type of renewable energy Assistant Professor Noah Kittner researches. (Image courtesy of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health)

In many low- and lower-middle-income countries, great natural wealth contrasts with a desire for economic development.

Noah Kittner is an assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, where he examines the relationship between energy systems, low-carbon development and human health.

In two recent publications, he explores the ideal balance of wind, solar and hydropower in Myanmar and discusses financial compensation for solar energy generation in the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Read more about Kittner’s research.