East Palo Alto moves to cleaner, cheaper electricity after Stanford students’ analysis

Feb. 4, 2016

By Mark Golden

Following the recommendation of four Stanford students, East Palo Alto’s City Council on Feb. 2 took the final step in joining Peninsula Clean Energy, which will supply San Mateo County residents and businesses with cleaner electricity at likely lower rates than that from investor-owned utility PG&E.

International Urbanization Seminar: Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Sustainable Urban Development (CEE 126, IPS 274, URBANST 145)

Code: 
138
Comparative approach to sustainable cities, with focus on international practices and applicability to China. Tradeoffs regarding land use, infrastructure, energy and water, and the need to balance economic vitality, environmental quality, cultural heritage, and social equity. Student teams collaborate with Chinese faculty and students partners to support urban sustainability projects. Limited enrollment via application; see internationalurbanization.org for details. Prerequisites: consent of the instructor(s).
Subject: 
EARTHSYS
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Sustainable Water Resources Development

Code: 
265A
Alternative criteria for judging the sustainability of projects. Application of criteria to evaluate sustainability of water resources projects in several countries. Case studies illustrate the role of political, social, economic, and environmental factors in decision making. Influence of international aid agencies and NGOs on water projects. Evaluation of benefit-cost analysis and environmental impact assessment as techniques for enhancing the sustainability of future projects. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Environmental and Water Studies, or consent of instructor.
Subject: 
CEE
Academic Year: 
2015-2016

Providing Safe Water for the Developing and Developed World

Code: 
174A
This course will cover basic hydraulics and the fundamental processes used to provide and control water, and will introduce the basics of engineering design. In addition to understanding the details behind the fundamental processes, students will learn to feel comfortable developing initial design criteria (30% designs) for fundamental processes. Students should also develop a feel for the typical values of water treatment parameters and the equipment involved.
Subject: 
CEE
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s):