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Fuel consumption and emissions of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

Inês Azevedo contributed to a new report on regulating emissions and fuel consumption of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles – a subset that contributes 22 percent of transportation energy use in the U.S.

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Margot Gerritsen, reappointed the Oswald G. Villard University Fellow in Undergrad Education

Ten faculty members have been named or reappointed Bass University Fellows for 2019-20 in recognition of their exceptional contributions to undergraduate education.

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Q&A: Shortages amidst abundance: The paradox of natural gas

Many Americans are ambivalent about natural gas, which produces less carbon dioxide than oil or coal but results in emission of methane, a far more potent greenhouse gas in the short term. Stanford experts weigh in on the subtleties of the issue. 

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ERE professor Margot Gerritsen named 2019-20 Bass Fellow

Garritsen is among ten faculty members named or reappointed Bass University Fellows for 2019-20 in recognition of their exceptional contributions to undergraduate education. 

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Are we underestimating the benefits of investing in renewable energy?

Scientists have estimated the emissions intensity of carbon dioxide and other air pollutants from a major electricity distributor and highlighted key consequences – essential information for policymakers shaping decisions to reduce electricity system emissions.

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Harnessing data science to understand Earth’s subsurface

The Stanford Natural Gas Initiative hosts the first big data workshop for students and industry leaders on data science techniques for better understanding and managing subsurface resources.

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Margot Gerritsen: How to get more women into data science

Women face many roadblocks to careers in data science and other STEM disciplines. One Stanford professor is out to change perceptions and realities for women in these fields.

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Stanford Earth's Timothy Anderson named 2020 Siebel Scholar

Through the program, scholars are expected to influence the future through technology, policy, and economic and social decision-making.

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Dr. Franklin M. Orr Jr. Receives SPE Honorary Membership from Society of Petroleum Engineers

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently honoredDr. Franklin M. Orr Jr. with SPE Honorary Membership at SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held 30 September – 2 October in Calgary, AB, Canada. Orr is Professor-Petroleum Engineering at Stanford University. 

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California’s power supply is getting greener. It’s still got far to go

“It’s really astounding how carbon dioxide emissions have been cut,” says Anthony Kovscek, while Sally Benson notes how California pioneered energy efficiency after the 1970s energy crisis.

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How much does air pollution cost the U.S.?

Damages from air pollution have fallen dramatically in the U.S. in recent years, shows new research. But how different sectors of the economy have contributed to that decline is highly uneven.

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New ways to find natural gas leaks quickly

Finding natural gas leaks more quickly and at lower cost could reduce methane emissions. Ten promising technologies mounted on drones, trucks and airplanes were tested last year. The results are in.

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