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Energy Resources Engineering

We teach courses and perform research relevant to the production and transformation of energy resources.

Creating a sustainable energy future

We train future leaders in the science and engineering of Earth's energy resources. We combine theory, experiments, and computation to understand and influence the global energy resources landscape. We are committed to leading the way to provide the people, methods, and tools for sustainable management of the Earth's energy resources.

Simona Onori: Exemplary young educator

Simona Onori, an assistant professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford Earth, has been honored with the 2018 Ralph R. Teetor Education Award from SAE International, a global organization for engineering professionals.
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2019 ERE Student Awards

Awards were given out to ERE students and the winner of our T-Shirt design contest was announced during this annual event!

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Energy Resources Engineering Events

Our interdisciplinary collaborators

Stanford Earth faculty work with researchers across multiple departments at Stanford, often through  interdisciplinary programs supported by the the Precourt Institute for Energy, the Woods Institute for the Environment, and the Natural Gas Initiative.

Precourt Institute for Energy

A university-wide resource for energy research, conferences, and connections.

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Woods Institute for the Environment

The institute supports research on sustainability challenges and connects scholars with decision makers to create practical solutions for real-world issues.

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Natural Gas Initiative

The Natural Gas Initiative develops solutions to bridge our energy needs towards a more secure and cleaner energy future.

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Energy Resources Engineering news

Finding and fixing natural gas leaks quickly and economically

Natural gas leaks claim lives, damage the climate and waste money. Research teams at Stanford are working on better ways to find and fix gas leaks quickly and inexpensively.

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What's new in corporate renewables

A recent paper from Stanford's Sally Benson explores the difference in yearly averages and fluctuations in the power mix from hour to hour — and what it means for climate change. Navigate to What's new in corporate renewables

A Facebook first: Tech giant invests directly in a renewable energy project

Facebook has committed to reaching 100 percent renewables by 2020, and now it's investing in a solar project. But research from Sally Benson notes that doesn't necessarily equate to clean energy around the clock.

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The difference between '100% renewable' and '100% carbon-free'

Most companies haven’t fully explored the real emissions impact of their shift to renewables, says Stanford Earth professor Sally Benson. Navigate to The difference between '100% renewable' and '100% carbon-free'
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