Characterizing Fairness, Transparency, and Openness in US Wind Project Planning (MS ’19)
Salma’s dissertation studies the equity and distributional impacts of residential heating electrification policy and planning, focusing on cities in California. More broadly, she uses qualitative and quantitative methods rooted in urban and environmental planning and science and technology studies to understand infrastructure and technology planning and policy in the context of decarbonization and a just transition. Her previous and ongoing work engages with large-scale renewable buildout, residential heating transitions, and investigating how gas distribution systems and utilities evolve with and limit decarbonization. She is from Edmonton, Alberta, and has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta and an MS in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley.