June 5, 2016 Steven Chu criticizes clean power plan for neglecting nuclear Forbes
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.
February 23, 2015 Save money. Save the world. PEEC
A new California Senate bill mirrors climate goals Gov. Jerry Brown announced last month. The Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Project at Stanford is focused on one of the three targets: increasing energy efficiency in buildings 50 percent by 2030.
January 20, 2016 Surprise (Or Not): Saving Energy Saves Energy
Energy Efficiency Markets
What do you say to those who claim that saving energy is a waste of time because of the rebound effect? NRDC's David Goldstein and Sierra Martinez explain research that shows saving energy does in fact save energy.
October 6,, 2015 California's landmark renewable energy bill signed into law
San Jose Mercury News
In a milestone for reducing pollution and fossil fuel use, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that requires 50 percent of California's electricity to come from renewable sources like solar and wind by 2030.
September 21, 2015 Inside Silicon Valley with Russell Hancock
Joint Venture Silicon Valley
Radio station 1590 KLIV (AM) is the home of "Inside Silicon Valley," a weekly public affairs program that explores the trends, challenges and opportunities facing Silicon Valley. Listen to the iTunes podcast recording featuring Jim Sweeney on September 21, 2015, as he discusses economics and policy and the future of energy, natural resources and the environment.
August 25, 2015 DOE, Stanford find severe weather increasing duration of power outages ClimateWire
Closing in on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week, the memories of darkened skylines along the Gulf Coast are bringing back discussions on grid reliability. Policymakers are asking what lessons were learned in the years since the storm and the other hurricanes that followed, like Ike, Irene and Gustav. Reprinted with permission. Copyright 2015 E&E Publishing, LLC. www.eenews.net/cw
July 2, 2015 Silicon Valley Energy Summit: Spotlight on Community Energy Choice Path to Positive Communities
More than 400 cross-sector leaders from Silicon Valley and beyond gathered at the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center's (sold-out) annual event at Stanford to talk about how to make their organizations and communities more sustainable.
January 6, 2015 Low Gas Prices Smooth Path for Carbon Add-On in California Scientific American
California expanded its landmark cap-and-trade program to limit carbon emissions to gasoline and diesel fuel on Jan. 1. Scientific American spoke with James Sweeney, director of PEEC and chair of the state's new Petroleum Market Advisory Committee, about how the costs will affect transportation costs for consumers.