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Stanford experts on the impact of California's ambitious new climate law

SB 32 expands cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, making California a global leader on climate change. However, the legality of a central mechanism for reaching the targets—the state's cap-and-trade program—is in question.
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New book Energy Efficiency reports big benefits from Americans' wiser use of energy

Since 1973, the United States has quietly but steadily learned to use energy far 7more efficiently virtually everywhere, cutting total energy consumption to 100 quadrillion BTUs today instead of the 180 quads if the efficiency trend prior to the oil embargo had continued its modest trend.
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More electric cars, solar power expected under tough new Calif. rules

The next 15 years will likely see big changes for California residents under a new law requiring much bigger cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. "This is going to be damn hard," said Jim Sweeney. "It's a herculean task."
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Steven Chu criticizes clean power plan for neglecting nuclear

Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu thinks energy storage won't solve the reliability problems of wind and solar soon, which led him to criticize the Obama administration for neglecting nuclear power in its Clean Power Plan.
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  • Sustainable Mobility Seminar
    Oct. 7 - Dec. 2, 2016
    Stanford, CA
  • The Sustainable Mobility Seminar (formerly Sustainable Transportation Seminar) is designed to foster a community of faculty, researchers and students around the theme of sustainable transportation policy, systems and solutions.
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  • Behavior, Energy & Climate Conference
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    Oct 19-22, 2016

    Baltimore, MD
  • A conference focused on understanding the behavior and decision-making of individuals and organizations and on using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon future.
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  • Silicon Valley Energy Summit
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    June 3, 2016

    Stanford, CA
  • The Silicon Valley Energy Summit explored best practices, upcoming technologies, government regulation and energy policy. Convened by Stanford University's Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, SVES traditionally benefits more than 500 investors, facilities managers, regulators, researchers and others dealing with energy economics and environmental impacts.
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