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Images from a fraught year

Stanford Earth’s 2020 photo contest drew 156 photographs from faculty, students, and staff. The images captured experiences coping with COVID-19, as well as close encounters with nature from activities before the pandemic.

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Lawrence Livermore and its partners provide researchers access to next-generation carbon dioxide storage simulator

After more than two years of joint research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Total, and Stanford University are releasing an open-source, high-performance simulator for large-scale geological carbon dioxide (CO2) storage

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Reducing global food system emissions key to meeting climate goals

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from food systems will be vital for reaching climate goals – and it will require coordinated action across sectors and between national governments, according to new research. 

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Emissions from food production endangering goals of Paris Agreement

Research co-authored by Inês Azevedo finds reducing food system-related emissions is critical to preventing global temperatures from rising 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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Debugging climate action

Programmers write code, find what is not working, and then debug their program. It’s the same with climate change, Microsoft’s chief environment officer said in a conversation hosted as part of Stanford's Global Energy Dialogues.

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Cutting greenhouse gases from food production is urgent, scientists say

Rising emissions from food production will make it extremely difficult to limit global warming to the targets set in the Paris climate agreement, even if emissions from fossil-fuel burning were halted immediately, according to a study co-authored by Inês Azevedo.

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Stanford StorageX Initiative broadens energy storage scope beyond batteries

Sally Benson, Inês Azevedo and Simona Onori are among the co-PIs on the StorageX Initiative, which has expanded beyond batteries to include other means of storing electricity in heat and carbon-neutral fuels.

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Roadmap for carbon capture and storage in California

A new study outlines how capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide from power plants, oil refineries and other facilities could help California meet its climate goals.

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Bolstering Battery Design, Recycling

Researchers can predict the true condition of a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in real-time, gleaning new insights into performance parameters, and paving the way for smarter design.

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Prof. Inês M.L. Azevedo collaborates with researchers across the US to report on greenhouse gas emissions during COVID Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has precipitated the largest decline of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on record. Those massive current declines are likely temporary, but they raise important questions about the trajectory of emissions as the economic crisis abates and economic activity resumes.

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Prof. Sally Benson's team and the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) release a new CCS report

Carbon capture and storage technology isn’t a "silver bullet” — but it could play an important role in reducing emissions from California’s electricity and industrial sectors, according to a new report from the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and Stanford University. 

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Report calls on California to lead on carbon capture

"Early efforts to address climate change focused on decarbonizing the electricity and transport sectors," said Stanford's Sally Benson, co-leader of a plan for carbon capture in California. "Fewer people thought about what deeper decarbonization might imply for the broader economy and jobs."

 

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4 ERE students win the USAEE Virtual Case Competition

The United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) Virtual Case Competition is a team-based competition focused on energy economics, open to teams of current students. Fola Ayoola, Tapas Peshin, Madalsa Singh, and Sindhu Sreedhara along with E-IPER student, Kiran Chawla were among the winners. 

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School focused on climate and sustainability moves forward

A school focused on climate and sustainability, announced last May, is beginning to take shape. Leaders anticipate blueprints for the school’s academic structure by winter quarter.

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Scholars, industry leader spell out necessities and challenges of carbon removal

In a Sept. 30 Stanford Global Energy Dialogues panel, Sally Benson and Chris Field discussed the importance of addressing tradeoffs, working across sectors, and incorporating urgent climate action in approaches to carbon removal.

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