In its third meeting of the year, the Faculty Senate was presented information on Stanford’s sustainability plans — particularly those focused on emissions and recycling — and discussed the future of lecturers on campus.
The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election aggressively covered topics from health care to foreign policy, from economic growth to national security. However, one important topic went largely untouched by either party nominee. The question of the future of science — how it will affect or be affected by major policy decisions. In discussing science and the…
Stanford opened a solar farm in the Mojave, but not all environmentalists are smiling about it.
Last month the university publicly revealed the Stanford Solar Generating Station in southern California. According to a university press release, the station aims to provide electricity for 53% of campus. This equates to a 65% reduction in fossil fuel consumption on campus and a 68% decrease in release of greenhouse gases.
Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy has joined the MIT Energy Initiative in supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s efforts to promote women’s leadership roles in clean energy through the implementation of the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment program (C3E).
To optimize the process of using hydrogen to generate clean energy, Stanford University scientists have spearheaded efforts to develop a cheap and efficient single-catalyst water splitter.
Biofuels are a step towards greener energy but they aren’t perfect. It is important that the current method of biofuel production does not prevent other more environmentally aware methods from being developed.
The future of energy policy remains in flux.