October 29, 2013 Stanford faculty awarded $2.2 million for innovative energy research Stanford Report
Five studies funded by the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC) focus on improving the performance of hybrid cars, natural ventilation systems in buildings and programs that financially motivate utility customers to use electricity more efficiently.
July 19, 2013 Stanford expert says Internet's backbone can readily be made more sustainable Stanford News
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that it wants to establish minimum energy efficiency standards for all computers and servers sold in the United States. A new Stanford study shows that large server farms can, in fact, cut electricity use and greenhouse gas emissions sharply with off-the-shelf equipment and proven energy management practices.
January 4, 2013 Sacrifice and luck help Japan survive without nuclear power, Stanford visiting scholar says Stanford News
In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, nuclear-dependent Japan began shutting down its other reactors. Toshiya Okamura, a Tokyo Gas executive and visiting scholar at Stanford's Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, explains how the country survived the summer, and expresses deep concerns about this winter and his country's energy future.
November 12, 2012 How liberals could convince conservatives on climate change News from Behavior, Energy & Climate Change conference
Opposition to action on global warming may seem to be almost a litmus test for Republican Party candidates, but conservative minds could be changed under the right circumstances, according to several experts in the niche field.
November 12, 2012 Energy efficiency experts turning to games for changing behavior News from Behavior, Energy & Climate Change conference
The key to success for online games based on saving energy is to engage people emotionally, researchers and entrepreneurs said Monday at the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change conference.
November 7, 2012 Sustainable Silicon Valley's Call for Solutions competition Sustainable Silicon Valley - EcoCloud
Call for Solutions is a competition that aims at recognizing innovative and ambitious solutions and creating ecosystems of solutions that address long-term sustainability challenges being faced by our planet. Call for Solutions is an opportunity to showcase creative solutions that advance global sustainability and to network with angel investors and VCs who are looking for interesting investment opportunities in this sector and business and sustainability leaders who have put into practice game changing solutions in areas such as water, transportation, fuel, materials, energy, policies, communication and social change.
October 20, 2013
Whatever happened to the Hydrogen Highway? Sacramento Bee
Sweeney said other electric vehicle technologies - plug-ins, for example - have proved reliable and affordable. He said hydrogen technology remains "a very expensive way of generating electricity ... Fuel cells are expensive."