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Nanoscale energy storage; action needed to reduce emissions; how crude oil harms fish hearts
 
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February 2017
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Using advanced electron microscopy, Fariah Hayee, Jen Dionne and Ai Leen Koh captured extremely high-resolution video of atoms moving in and out of nanoparticles. Credit: L.A. Cicero

Real-time scans reveal nanoparticle storage potential

Schematic showing electrochemical conversion of water, CO2 and nitrogen into valuable chemicals using renewable energy.  Credit: Jakob Kibsgaard/DTU Physics

Study: Action needed to make stagnant CO2 emissions fall

Power lines near Denver. Credit: Dennis Schroeder/NREL


Hongjie Dai: Urea-based battery could provide inexpensive grid-scale storage

Microscopic image of flame-retardant fibers that could stop battery fires. Credit: Yi Cui/Stanford University


Yi Cui: Mini fire extinguishers inside lithium-ion batteries could stop blazes

Pacific bluefin tuna in the Open Sea exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium


Barbara Block: Substance in crude oil harms fish hearts, could also affect humans

DOE researcher. Credit: U.S. Department of Energy


D.C. Forum: Clean energy R&D and the future of U.S. power generation

The Global Energy Forum, January 2017, Beaver Creek, Colo. Credit: Global Energy Forum


2017 Global Energy Forum focuses on energy in North America 

Arun Majumdar speaks with George Shultz at Stanford University. Credit: Mark Shwartz/Precourt Institute for Energy


George Shultz and Arun Majumdar: The future of U.S. energy policy 

Rainbow over highway traffic near Stanford University. Credit: Mark Shwartz/Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University


Michael Wara: Pricing carbon is California's unfinished climate priority

Using new turbines and arranging them in different ways, researchers hope to generate wind power more efficiently. Credit: Dabiri Lab/Stanford University


John Dabiri: How can we extract the most energy from the wind?

Gay hydrates burning. Credit:  J. Pinkston and L. Stern/ USGS


Bradley Ritts: Can methane hydrates spark another natural gas revolution?

Infrared imaging of the Aliso Canyon leak from a natural gas storage reservoir near Porter Ranch, Calif., Jan. 12, 2016.  Credit: NASA Earth Observatory


Arvind Ravikumar: Are infrared cameras effective at detecting methane leaks? 

Venice, La., with at least two to three feet of water two weeks after Hurricane Katrina, Sept.12, 2005. Credit:  Lieut. Commander Mark Moran, NOAA Corps, NMAO/AOC


Alice Hill: Proper infrastructure investment must account for climate change

Utility-scale photovoltain application-concentrator modules, Fort Davis, Texas. Credit: ENTECH/NREL


David Hayes: The unserious 'America First' energy plan

IN THE NEWS

MIT Technology Review: Dan Reicher on the future of clean energy research

Christian Science Monitor: Article cites Stanford study on the impacts of a hydrogen infrastructure

Scientific American: Stanford researchers seek solutions to human-caused earthquakes 

Phys.org: Stanford scientists explain how electrocatalysis can advance the green transition

Machine Design: HitchHike one of 3 new technologies changing IoT and remote power 


Stanford Woods Institute: Rob Jackson proposes ways to limit fracking without regulations 

Stanford Law School: Deborah Sivas discusses the revival of the Keystone and Dakota pipelines

Stanford Report: Central Energy Facility earns architectural recognition

Stanford Energy Journal: Obama advisor Brian Deese discusses the way forward on energy and climate

Stanford Energy Club: Winter activity roundup

Stanford Earth: Ellen Ward receives outstanding student paper award

In memoriam: Stanford colleagues remember Art Rosenfeld, the godfather of energy efficiency
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