Daniel Cohan

Daniel Cohan

Daniel Cohan is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. His research specializes in the development of photochemical models and their application to air quality management, uncertainty analysis, energy policy, and health impact studies. He received a B.A. in applied mathematics from Harvard University, a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry from Georgia Tech, and served as a Fulbright Scholar to Australia. Cohan is a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER young investigator award and was a member of the NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team. He is an author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications and the book, Confronting Climate Gridlock: How Diplomacy, Technology, and Policy Can Unlock a Clean Energy Future.

An old farm windmill used to pull water from the ground stands among dozens of modern wind turbines constructed in southwest Kansas as the state worked to harness the breeze to produce electricity. (Jill Hummels for the Kansas Reflector)

New incentives for clean energy aren’t enough. The Inflation Reduction Act was just a first step.

By: - August 20, 2022

The new Inflation Reduction Act is stuffed with subsidies for everything from electric vehicles to heat pumps, and incentives for just about every form of clean energy. But pouring money into technology is just one step toward solving the climate change problem. Wind and solar farms won’t be built without enough power lines to connect their electricity […]