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.

Energy in the Southwest (CEE 16SC, POLISCI 25SC)

Code: 
11SC
The technical, social, and political issues surrounding energy management and use in the West, using California, Nevada, and Arizona as a field laboratory. Students explore energy narratives, such as: Who supplies our energy and from what sources? How is it transported? Who distributes to users and how do they do it? Water for energy and energy for water, two intertwined natural resources. Meeting carbon emission goals by 2020. Conflicts between desert ecosystems and renewable energy development. Emphasis on renewable energy sources and the water-energy nexus.
Subject: 
ENERGY
Academic Year: 
2015-2016

Energy in the Southwest (CEE 16SC, ENERGY 11SC)

Code: 
25SC
The technical, social, and political issues surrounding energy management and use in the West, using California, Nevada, and Arizona as a field laboratory. Students explore energy narratives, such as: Who supplies our energy and from what sources? How is it transported? Who distributes to users and how do they do it? Water for energy and energy for water, two intertwined natural resources. Meeting carbon emission goals by 2020. Conflicts between desert ecosystems and renewable energy development. Emphasis on renewable energy sources and the water-energy nexus.
Subject: 
POLISCI
Academic Year: 
2015-2016

Clean Energy Project Development and Finance

Code: 
774
This case study-oriented course will focus on the critical skills needed to evaluate, develop, finance (on a non-recourse basis), and complete standalone utility-scale energy and infrastructure projects. The primary course materials will be documents from several representative projects - e.g. solar, wind, storage, and carbon capture - covering key areas including market and feasibility studies, environmental permitting and regulatory decisions, financial disclosure from bank and bond transactions, and construction, input, and offtake contracts.
Subject: 
LAW
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
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