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Decarbonizing the electricity grid; statement on climate change; small wind turbines
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May 2016  
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Electricity transmission lines. Courtesy: NREL
By Sally Benson and Arun Majumdar
Co-Directors, Precourt Institute for Energy
 
The electricity system is the lifeline of any modern economy. After roughly 120 years of existence, it is about to receive a significant makeover, posing enormous challenges and opportunities...READ MORE
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Stanford trustees decide not to divest the university's oil and gas assets.
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Jennifer Dionne, colleagues explore how nanoparticle shape can improve batteries.
Photo: Vertical wind-farm test site in California. Courtesy: John Dabiri, Stanford

John Dabiri: Small wind turbines can outperform conventional wind farms, with no bird kill

Photo: Unused and spent perforating gun used in oil and gas drilling. CREDIT: Bill Cunningham/USGS

Frank Wolak: Location can significantly affect the energy output of solar and wind farms in California 

Photo: SLAC/NREL research team with the rapid-thermal processing instrument at SLAC. Courtesy: EERE/DOE

SLAC and NREL scientists use advanced X-rays to study key solar-cell components

Photo: Professor Yi Cui, Stanford University. Credit: Mark Shwartz, Stanford

Yi Cui: How nanomaterials can help improve everything from batteries to face masks

Photo: Unused and spent perforating gun used in oil and gas drilling. CREDIT: Bill Cunningham/USGS

Arvind Ravikuman and Adam Brandt develop a new tool to calculate the cost of methane leak detection

Photo: Sebastien Tilmans, director of operations, Codiga Resource Recovery Center at Stanford. Courtesy: Sebastien Tilmans, Stanford University

Q&A with Sebastien Tilmans: Wastewater creates energy, products and more

Photo: A protoype GREEN-RF klystron device. Courtesy: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

SLAC partners with Palo Alto firm to make klystrons more energy efficient

Photo: Marsha McNutt, editor-in-chief, Science magazine. Credit: Mark Shwartz, Stanford

Marsha McNutt: Tailored messages, prizes and technology seen as key to pro-environmental behavior 

Photo: Beach goes in Santa Cruz, Calif. Credit: Mark Shwartz, Stanford

Charles Kolstad and Marshall Burke: Addressing the economic and social impacts of climate change

Photo: Stanford Sustainability Fair 2016. Credit: Mark Shwartz, Stanford University

Lee Ross: Using psychology to encourage energy conservation

Photo: One-story home with rooftop solar panels. Credit: Pete Beverly, NREL

Alan Propp: A non-profit, crowdsourcing approach to solar energy 

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