Saya Kitasei, Sustainable Energy Fellow

Contact Information
Department: Research
Title: Sustainable Energy Fellow
Email: skitasei@worldwatch.org
Phone: +1 (202) 452-1992 x513

Saya Kitasei graduated from Stanford University in 2009 with an M.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and a B.S. in Earth Systems (Anthrosphere track). While at Stanford, she received an Undergraduate Research Fellowship to construct a stable isotope record of the Early Oligocene with Robert Dunbar's Stable Isotope Lab, an Ernest Hollings Fellowship to research sea-surface change and razor clams with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Alaska, and a Department of Education FLAS scholarship to study advanced Russian at Moscow State University. After graduating, she interned with the Center for American Progress energy team and the Climate Institute in Washington, D.C. Saya began her MAP fellowship with the Worldwatch Institute in time to help launch the Institute's Natural Gas and Sustainable Energy Initiative at an event at the United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.

 

 

 

Selected Publications

Comparing Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Natural Gas and Coal
25 August 2011
Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors
by Mark Fulton, Nils Mellquist, Saya Kitasei, and Joel Bluestein

“Global Oil Market Resumes Growth after Stumble in 2009”
Vital Signs Online
10 August 2011
Worldwatch Institute
By Saya Kitasei and Natalie Narotzky

“Carbon Capture and Storage Attract Government Attention”
Vital Signs Online
19 April 2011
Worldwatch Institute
By Saya Kitasei and Matthias Kimmel

“Carbon Markets Struggle to Gain Momentum”
Vital Signs Online
28 March 2011
Worldwatch Institute
By Saya Kitasei and Will Bierbower

Powering the Low-Carbon Economy: The Once and Future Roles of Renewable Energy and Natural Gas
Worldwatch Report #184
November 2010
Worldwatch Institute
by Saya Kitasei

"How Energy Choices Affect Fresh Water Supplies: A Comparison of U.S. Coal and Natural Gas"
Natural Gas and Sustainable Energy Initiative Briefing Paper 2
November 2010
Worldwatch Institute
by Emily Grubert and Saya Kitasei

"Global Coal Use Stagnates Despite Growing Chinese and Indian Markets"
Vital Signs Online
10 November 2010
Worldwatch Institute
by Saya Kitasei

"Natural Gas Use Falls but Renaissance is in the Pipeline"
Vital Signs Online
5 August 2010
Worldwatch Institute
by Saya Kitasei

"Addressing the Environmental Risks from Shale Gas Development"
Natural Gas and Sustainable Energy Initiative Briefing Paper 1
July 2010
Worldwatch Institute
by Mark Zoback, Saya Kitasei, and Brad Copithorne

"Wind Power Growth Continues to Break Records Despite Recession"
Vital Signs Online
May 6, 2010
Worldwatch Institute
by Saya Kitasei 

"The Role of Natural Gas in a Low-Carbon Energy Economy"
Natural Gas and Sustainable Energy Initiative Overview Briefing Paper
April 2010
Worldwatch Institute
by Christopher Flavin and Saya Kitasei 

"Stronger Climate Policies Will Create Low-Carbon Jobs Worldwide"
December 11, 2009
Center for American Progress
by John Podesta, Saya Kitasei, Andrew Light

"America Is Serious About Climate Action"
December 7, 2009
Center for American Progress
by Andrew Light, Julian L. Wong, Kari Manlove, Saya Kitasei

"High Resolution Stable Isotope and Carbonate Variability during the Early Oligocene Climate Transition: Walvis Ridge (ODP Site 1263)"
2007
U.S. Geological Survey and the National Academies
by Christina R. Riesselman, Robert B. Dunbar, David A. Mucciarone, and Saya S. Kitasei