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

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

Since 1973, the U.S. has quietly but steadily learned to use energy far more efficiently virtually everywhere, cutting total energy consumption 45 percent from what it would be if the modest pace of gains prior to the oil embargo had continued.
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More electric cars, solar power seen 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. "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.
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  • Silicon Valley Energy Summit
    Videos Now Available!
    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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  • Behavior, Energy & Climate Conference
    Registration Open!
    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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