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The Institute's executive director David Auston has been honored with the Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership in Presidential Initiatives for his efforts to achieve carbon neutrality within the University of California system. David Auston is one of ten UC faculty members to receive the award.
Date: 11/20/2015
Type: Article
Britain has become the first country to set a shut-down date for coal plants in an effort to reduce their carbon emissions, with huge economic and social impacts.
Date: 11/18/2015
Type: News
Technologies: General Information
Work done at the University of California, Berkeley, shows how it may be possible to store natural gas more efficiently in cars using a porous, absorbent material.
Date: 11/13/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
Computer Science Professor Chandra Krintz recently gave a TEDx talk about how the same data analysis and prediction techniques used by tech companies such as Amazon and Google for targeted advertisement and marketing could be used to make farmers and ranchers more productive.
Date: 11/09/2015
Type: News
President Obama announced that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-year review that had become a flash point in the debate over his climate policies.
Date: 11/06/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Solar thermal energy has long been undermined by cheaper natural gas and conventional photovoltaics in the United States. Outside the U.S., however, the power source is being embraced, with new solar thermal plants in the works in China, Africa, and the Middle East.
Date: 11/04/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
The National Institute for Materials Science has developed a method for manufacturing perovskite materials with a wider absorption spectrum, enhancing efficiency compared to conventional methods.
Date: 11/02/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
McKinsey's predictions about energy were broadly on target in 2007. Here's how things could turn out dying the next eight years.
Date: 10/30/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
Tags: energy
As more and more silicon transistors are needed for increasingly complex and efficient computer chips, manufacturers look for alternatives. Carbon nanotubes have promising electrical properties, but haven't been commercially viable up until now.
Date: 10/21/2015
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials
A collection of more than 80 American companies including Walmart, Alcoa and Coca-Cola have agreed to a White House-led plan to combat climate change, the Obama administration said Monday, as the president ramps up his climate plan.
Date: 10/20/2015
Type: News

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