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May 14, 2013
Stanford research offering cash incentives to drivers for avoiding rush hour has helped the university fulfill an agreement with Santa Clara County. Now, faculty and staff will also be rewarded for biking or walking to work, and even for walking and talking in place of sedentary meetings.
January 31, 2013
To fight climate change, corporations and consumers should have to pay for emitting greenhouse gases, speakers at a recent Stanford University energy conference agreed, but other government actions are still needed.
January 4, 2013
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...
November 13, 2012
Two community-based, hands-on programs to help consumers reduce energy use have resulted in impressive results, though data is preliminary and slight in both cases.
November 12, 2012
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.