Global fossil-fuel emissions could decline in 2015, Stanford-led study finds
An international research team reports that the rapid increase in global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels has slowed in the past two years.
Faculty Senate tours Stanford's new energy facility
The senate held its last meeting of fall quarter in the university's new Central Energy Facility, which opened with great fanfare last spring.
Stanford engineers develop 'invisible wires' that could improve solar cell efficiency
Making the electrical wiring on top of solar cells nearly invisible to incoming light, using silicon nanopillars to hide the wires, could dramatically boost solar-cell efficiency.
Stanford researcher suggests storing solar energy underground for a cloudy day
Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson's proposal addresses the issue of how to affordably store wind, water and solar power.
Stanford designs underwater solar cells that turn captured greenhouse gases into fuel
Taking a cue from plants, researchers figure out how to use the sun's energy to combine CO2 with H2O to create benign chemical products, as part of a futuristic technology called artificial photosynthesis.
Stanford issues statement on climate change ahead of Paris conference
With an international conference on climate change approaching, Stanford issues a call for global leaders to look to universities for solutions – and highlights steps Stanford has taken to implement sustainable practices.
Stanford engineers invent transparent coating that cools solar cells to boost efficiency
The hotter solar cells become, the less efficient they are at converting sunlight to electricity, a problem that has long vexed the solar industry. Now, Stanford engineers have developed a transparent overlay that increases efficiency by cooling the cells even in full sunlight.
Stanford study proves pipeline replacement programs are effective
Replacing older natural gas pipelines reduces leaks and improves consumer safety.
Stanford's Global Climate and Energy Project awards $9.3 million for innovative energy research
GCEP has awarded scientists at Stanford and four other universities funding to develop a suite of promising energy technologies.
Student teams win grants to commercialize Stanford energy inventions
Building on the success of its first year, the Innovation Transfer Program at the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy is financially supporting 11 new teams comprised mostly of Stanford students and recent graduates trying to put university research to work.