Leah Laughlin

Leah Laughlin
Leah is an EnergyCAP summer intern, where she works on databases dealing with energy and vendor rates. A Penn State student, she leads a Young Life group, runs, and loves spending time outdoors.

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How Dirty is Your Electricity?

Did you know that one kWh of electricity used in Denver may emit almost four times as much carbon dioxide as one kWh used in Buffalo? Those indirect (Scope 2) emissions are what the Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) is now calling carbon pollution.

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Topics: Energy and Culture

August 13, 2015

Coldest Winter in 15 Years? Weather Data Shows it Depends on Where You Live.


elsaoval3.pngWalking through the streets of State College, Pennsylvania, this past winter, I often found myself quoting Disney’s Queen Elsa under my frozen breath, “The cold never bothered me anyway.” Mind over matter, right? That’s what we told ourselves as we pushed through a brutal winter while our hearts longed for warm sun, lush green grass and the blooming flowers of springtime here in Happy Valley. But as we look at temperature data from cities spread across the lower 48 states, many citizens probably didn’t mind this winter as much we did!

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Topics: Energy and Culture

June 11, 2015

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