Morgan Edwards

Morgan Edwards is a Ph.D. candidate in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at MIT. Her dissertation focuses on evaluating the climate impacts of energy technologies with significant short-lived greenhouse gas emissions. Research suggests that reducing emissions of short- and long-lived greenhouse gases together is essential to meet climate targets, but choosing among technologies that emit multiple greenhouse gases is challenging. Morgan’s work develops and tests metrics to compare the impacts of greenhouse gases with different lifetimes and applies these metrics to critical technology evaluation problems. She is particularly interested in understanding and reducing the impacts of methane leakage in the natural gas supply chain, an important source of short-lived greenhouse gas emissions. Apart from her dissertation research, Morgan has worked on technology sustainability and life cycle assessment projects in Indonesia, Thailand, Russia, and her hometown of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.