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  • Stanford | Precourt Institute for Energy
    COP21 Insights on the global climate meeting in Paris Stanford Energy in the News How not to debate nuclear energy and climate change Stanford researchers find world forest carbon stocks overestimated Climate change is indeed a cause of social conflict Kate Maher receives James B Macelwane Medal More News Energy Talks Invisible wires could boost solar cell efficiency More Videos Featured Reports COP21 Climate accord December 18 2015 Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment The Stanford Woods Institute asked scholars across campus to reflect on the 2015 Paris climate accord COP21 and look ahead to what comes next Training computer models to accurately simulate nature s variability December 17 2015 Stanford Report Stanford scientists have devised a new method to fine tune imaging of underground processes such as greenhouse gas sequestration and fossil fuel drilling Natural or manmade quakes New technique can tell the difference December 16 2015 Stanford Report A study by Stanford geophysicists shows that earthquakes resulting from wastewater injection follow several indicative patterns that are starkly different from natural causes More Featured Reports See Also Featured Center Steyer Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance The Steyer Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance a joint center

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  • Research | Precourt Institute for Energy
    Reports Stanford Energy in the News Newsletters Events Upcoming Events Event Calendar Past Events Resources For About About Us Employment Opportunities Stanford Energy Review Contact Research Renewable Energy Bioenergy Geothermal Photovoltaics Renewable Fuels Solar Thermal Wind Energy Storage Grid Modernization Batteries Fuel Cells Electric Grid Grid Scale Storage Superconductors Fossil Nuclear Energy CO2 Capture Storage Conversion Combustion Enhanced Oil Recovery Natural Gas Nuclear Unconventional Oil Gas End Use Efficiency Buildings

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  • Stanford Energy Research Centers and Programs | Precourt Institute for Energy
    on economics political science law and management to investigate how real energy markets work This means understanding not only what is technologically possible and economically efficient but also how actual political and regulatory processes lead to outcomes that are more costly and less effective than they could be Shultz Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy The Shultz Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy at the Hoover Institution addresses U S energy policy as it affects or is affected by the economy the environment and national security Stanford Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center SEEPAC Stanford Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis Center launched by the Precourt Institute for Energy and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research analyzes and evaluates policies to address a range of issues including climate change air pollution vulnerability to oil supply disruptions and energy conservation Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences SIMES The Stanford Institute for Materials Energy Sciences SIMES researches combinations of complex and novel materials for clean and economical energy SIMES is jointly run by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford Stanford Natural Gas Initiative NGI The Stanford Natural Gas Initiative brings together faculty and students from across campus to conduct research on the wide range of issues related to the responsible development of natural gas as a bridge fuel leading to a decarbonized energy future Steyer Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance The Steyer Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance a joint center of the Stanford Law School and Graduate School of Business explores and develops economically sensible policy and finance solutions that advance cleaner and more secure energy SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis SUNCAT The SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis explores atomic scale design of catalysts critical to future energy technologies like artificial photosynthesis batteries

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  • Grant Opportunities | Precourt Institute for Energy
    seed grants PEEC funds Stanford faculty research to increase efficiency at the user end of energy systems The main areas of investigation are in buildings transportation behavior modeling and policy though PEEC considers proposals in other areas of energy efficiency Research in any specific area or combination of these areas is of particular interest PEEC is also particularly interested in energy efficiency projects whose anticipated results could be implemented in the near term including projects that would help California meet its carbon reduction goals In coordination with the Precourt Institute and the TomKat Center PEEC requests proposals from Stanford faculty each spring and notifies selected faculty of their awards in the summer Stanford DoResearch searchable database of federal funding Browse search and save listings of federal funding on Stanford s DoResearch website Precourt Institute for Energy and TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy seed grants The Precourt Institute and the TomKat Center seed grants fund Stanford faculty research with the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions These proof of concept awards enable researchers to move from theory to early experiments and analysis Proposals that involve interdisciplinary efforts especially those that bring together faculty in new ways are encouraged and receive priority The proposed work may involve the broad range of disciplines involved in energy for example science engineering policy and or social science individually or in combination The Precourt Institute and TomKat Center together request proposals from Stanford faculty each spring and notify selected faculty of their awards in the summer TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy s Energy Innovation Transfer Program The Energy Innovation Transfer Program helps inventors bridge the gap between sponsored research and technology commercialization through targeted funding to help facilitate development of prototypes conduct market research and refine business plans The latter will heavily leverage the many

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  • Industrial Affiliate Programs | Precourt Institute for Energy
    Energy 3 0 Stanford Energy 3 0 creates a connection between member industrial firms and Stanford University The program supports advanced research policy study outreach and education across a broad range of issues at the intersection of energy materials and chemistry technology and policy In addition it provides a means for member organizations to not only directly support our activities but to be involved more closely than they could otherwise

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  • Seed Grants and Exploratory Energy Research at Stanford | Precourt Institute for Energy
    Semiconductor lasers for methane leak detection and monitoring This research is focused on developing compact efficient laser sensors that could be widely deployed at low cost and mass producible to detect and Leo Hollberg Physics 2015 Converting methane to methanol using nature inspired self assembled material The research is focused on engineering new materials Composed of microporous polymer networks with embedded metallic clusters these materials will Matteo Cargnello Chemical Engineering 2015 Rational design of catalysts for the direct conversion of natural gas to methanol This research will design new catalysts for the direct conversion of methane to methanol The research focuses on MoS2 catalysts using metal dopants Xiaolin Zheng Mechanical Engineering Jens Nørskov Chemical Engineering 2015 Natural gas supply and the economy wide impacts of U S climate change policies The project will extend an energy environment economy model of the U S to enable it to capture major changes of gas supply and the associated Lawrence Goulder Economics John Weyant Management Science Engineering Precourt Institute for Energy Funding Year Research Topic Description Principal Investigtors 2015 Biosynthetic modification of cellulose for improved cellulose to ethanol conversion The goal of this project is to develop a new strategy for modifying plants to produce cellulose with enhanced extractability and conversion Lynette Cegelski Chemistry 2015 Reset of America s nuclear waste management program The researchers propose a critical analysis of nuclear waste management policy in the United States and create a handbook to help inform new Rodney Ewing Geological Sciences Center for International Security and Cooperation 2015 Novel architectural principles for extremely energy efficient information processing The goal is to develop new theoretical models of energy efficient data processing that reduce electricity consumption at computer server farms Hideo Mabuchi Applied Physics 2015 Towards a U S Mexico research collaborative on the energy water nexus in the context of climate change Seed money will be used to launch a two year research project on the water energy climate nexus along the U S Mexico border Bruce Cain Political Science and Robert Jackson Earth System Science Co Investigator Newsha Ajami Program on Water in the West 2015 Assessing the effect of post sale customer service on solar PV product usage and impacts in Sub Saharan Africa The goal is to gain a better understanding of the factors involved in successful consumer adoption of inexpensive solar powered lanterns in sub Frank Wolak Economics Program on Energy and Sustainable Development PESD Co Investigators Mark Thurber and Ognen Stojanovski PESD 2015 Mechanism for broadband white light emission from two dimensional hybrid perovskites The goal is to understand the light emissions characteristics of hybrid perovskites to engineer optimize and control the efficiency of next Aaron Lindenberg Materials Science and Engineering SLAC Photon Science Hemamala Karunadasa Chemistry 2015 Defining structure function relationships for di iron hydrogenase oxygen tolerance The long term objective is to engineer a photosynthetic bacterium that efficiently produces clean hydrogen fuel from sunlight and water James Swartz Chemical Engineering Bioengineering Marc Deller ChEM H SLAC 2015 Synthesis

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  • Undergraduate Research | Precourt Institute for Energy
    Israel and the betterment of Israeli Arab relations This year in conjunction with the Precourt Institute for Energy the fellowship will also support a student interested in pursuing energy related research in Israel Schneider Fellows formerly MAP Sustainable Energy Fellowships The Schneider Fellows program formerly the MAP Sustainable Energy Fellowships provides Stanford students with opportunities to work at leading U S non governmental organizations NGOs in the sustainable energy field The Schneider Fellows spend a quarter tackling the world s economic environmental social and technical challenges associated with past present and future approaches of harnessing energy resources to deliver energy services Stanford Energy Internships in California SEIC Stanford Energy Internships in California SEIC will offer a suite of energy related fully funded public service internships for students within governmental organizations in California during the summer For the summer of 2016 SEIC has secured five undergraduate level internship opportunities within the California ISO CAISO California Air Resources Board CARB California Department of Water Resources DWR and the California Energy Commission CEC Stanford Undergraduate Program on Energy Research SUPER The Precourt Institute for Energy Summer Undergraduate Program on Energy Research aims to provide undergraduates with opportunities for work on faculty mentored and individualized energy research Undergraduates will delve deeply into one aspect of energy research while also gaining exposure to energy research across Stanford University Sustainable Stanford Internship Program The Sustainable Stanford Internship Program provides a paid opportunity for students to gain hands on experience implementing programs that influence on campus sustainability Each intern will commit to a summer or academic year long program working to manage a campus sustainability project and bring about tangible results TomKat Center energyStartup Summer Internships The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy has two internship programs The objectives of the summer internships are for students to gain

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  • Graduate Research | Precourt Institute for Energy
    media product Successful projects might continue as business ventures outside the universities Department of Energy Scholars Program The Department of Energy DOE Scholars program introduces undergraduates or recent graduates to the mission of the DOE International School for Materials for Energy and Sustainability IV ISMES IV For graduate and postdoctoral students with a strong interest in the interrelationships between energy resources and a sustainability society ISMES will incorporate lectures by some of the most recognized academic and industrial experts to present the state of the art and the future perspectives for materials and their application to energy generation and storage for sustainable energy technologies Lorry I Lokey Stanford University Fellowship The Environmental Defense Fund EDF through the Lorry I Lokey Stanford University Fellowship will support one Stanford graduate or recent graduate for EDF programs in Oceans Land Water Wildlife Climate Domestic and International or Environmental Health Schneider Fellows formerly MAP Sustainable Energy Fellowships The Schneider Fellows program formerly the MAP Sustainable Energy Fellowships provides Stanford students with opportunities to work at leading U S non governmental organizations NGOs in the sustainable energy field The Schneider Fellows spend a quarter tackling the world s economic environmental social and technical challenges associated with past present and future approaches of harnessing energy resources to deliver energy services Stanford Energy Internships in California SEIC Stanford Energy Internships in California SEIC will offer a suite of energy related fully funded public service internships for students within governmental organizations in California during the summer For the summer of 2016 SEIC has secured three graduate level internship opportunities within the California ISO CAISO California Department of Water Resources DWR and the California Energy Commission CEC Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship Program SIGF The Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship Program is an annual university wide fellowship that is available to

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