On the second day of his campus visit, Alvarado addressed a packed room at the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center, where he discussed his plan to decarbonize Costa Rica by 2050, making the country effectively 100 percent reliant on renewable energy sources.
Santa Clara County has released the final environmental impact report on Stanford’s 2018 General Use Permit application, detailing the potential effects of the University’s 17-year expansion plan on the local community — including impacts to affordable housing, traffic and transportation.
On Monday, Energy Capital Partners founder Douglas Kimmelman ’82 discussed California’s contribution to carbon dioxide emissions, the true cost of the United States’ renewable energy and the global role of fossil fuels.
Housing, workers’ rights, sustainability and transportation were among the key issues discussed at the Stanford Coalition for Planning an Equitable 2035 (SCoPE 2035) Town Hall on Monday.
On Nov. 9, 2016, earth systems science professor Noah Diffenbaugh ’96 M.S. ’97 was contacted by the Associated Press fewer than five minutes after the organization had called the presidential election for Donald Trump. He was asked what the outcome meant for global climate change, and it’s a question he hasn’t stopped hearing since. “With…
According to a new study co-authored by Professor Adam Brandt, the greater part of methane emissions in the United States can be traced to a small number of “super emitting” natural gas wells.
The Fossil Free Divestment movement at Stanford has gained traction in national media this week. Student protesters pledge to occupy the main administration building until Stanford divests not only from coal, but also all fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas as well. However, the real power of divestment lies not in its ability to curb emissions, but rather in encouraging broad engagement to create a more inclusive climate change dialogue.
That flight back to Stanford may have had a bigger impact on climate change than previously thought.