With my background in mechanical engineering, and more particularly in engineering and management of energy resources and in techno-economic systems, I am interested in the assessment of the environmental impact of operational power grids. A fairly large percentage of the global climate change is currently due to the anthropogenic activity for power production and provision to end users. However, all energy sources and all power grids do not contribute the same to climate change. My main research interest focuses on exploring methods through which the environmental impact of power grids can be assessed in real-time, continuously and holistically during their operation. Smart power grids could play a key role in smart energy and environmental management of operational power grids.