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EPA Proposes New Limits On Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University is joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) to support implementation of the DOE-led U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program to advance women’s participation and leadership in clean energy. Women represent substantially less than… Keep reading →

Majority Support For A Carbon Tax?

California Adopts Sweeping Plan To Combat Greenhouse Gas Emissions

What are the politics of climate change? A new poll done by Stanford University and Resources for the Future suggests that the public may be more ready to regulate carbon than has previously been thought.

New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US

Department of Energy Cites Stanford University for Worker Safety and Health Violations WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Stanford University (Stanford) for four violations of the Department’s worker safety and health regulations.  Worker safety is a priority for the Department, and its enforcement program supports this priority… Keep reading →

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Not everyone can do what Palo Alto has done, but it is worth trying  Palo Alto is not your average US city. Not only is it home to world-renown Stanford University, it is, by many measures, the intellectual capital of Silicon Valley. It is an above average town in affluence, education, and by most other… Keep reading →

Mikhail Khodorkovsky Holds First Press Conference Since Prison Release

A European court ruled former Russian oil company Yukos’ shareholders are entitled to $50 billion because the Russian government illegally expropriated assets and orchestrated the firm’s demise. Collecting the money, however, will be no easy task. “It is the tribunal’s view that Yukos was the object of a series of politically-motivated attacks by the Russian… Keep reading →

China Launches Huge Oil Production And Storage Vessel

Chinese national oil company CNOOC built its own offshore oil drilling rig so as not to rely on western firms that could refuse to lease equipment used in disputed territorial waters in the South China Sea. CNOOC over the weekend moved that rig into to Vietnam’s 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone to begin drilling.… Keep reading →

Obama Administration Authorizes EPA To Tighten Regulation Of Emissions

A group of Stanford University researchers published the results of a methane leakage study on February 14 in Science that found volumes of the potent greenhouse gas released from US oil & natural gas development and infrastructure exceeds EPA estimates. “According to the new research, all told, the U.S. leaks about 14 million metric tons… Keep reading →

CH: Lack Of Tourists Aftr Earthquake At Pandas Breeding Center in Chengdu

Microbes in panda feces have shown some promise in making cellulosic biofuel production cheaper and more efficient. “Current methods for breaking down non-food plant material (stalks, stems and cobs) are expensive and require pretreatments that use heat and high pressure or acids…But the bacteria [Mississippi Stat Assistant professor Ashli] Brown and her team discovered do… Keep reading →

Google Developers Event Held In San Francisco

Not green enough, which is worrisome given how fast its energy use is growing At first blush, the Internet appears as green as it gets. Buying and reading an e-book on line obviates the need to drive to the bookstore, or having it shipped, and avoids chopping down trees to make paper to print it… Keep reading →

The potential for underground injections to cause earthquakes was thought to be a problem for natural gas, but a new National Research Council study says the impacted sector will not be gas. It’s a problem for coal.

Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), pulling carbon out of emissions from coal-burning and storing it deep underground, has been prominent in clean energy planning over the last decade as a way to keep taking advantage of coal resources to meet energy demand while tackling climate change. Keep reading →

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