Skip to content Skip to navigation


Sep 1 2016 | Posted In: News
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.
Aug 27 2016 | The Mercury News | Posted In: Press
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."
Aug 1 2016 | Posted In: News
Since the oil crisis of 1973, the United States has quietly but steadily learned to use energy far more efficiently virtually everywhere, according to a new book by James Sweeney, director of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center at Stanford University.
Jul 11 2016 | Posted In: News
Adults get most of the credit for structuring and managing the world, but researchers are finding that children play a much bigger role in society than we often imagine.
Jun 9 2016 | Posted In: News
More Fukushimas or unbridled climate change? Are the options so dire? Maybe we can generate nuclear power safely. Alternatively, renewable energy alone may contain global warming with less risk, cost and time.