GCEP - Globe

December 20, 2016

Radiative cooling could allow future air conditioning to work by beaming heat into space.

Laurence Tubiana gave the keynote address about the Paris Climate Agreement.

Yi Cui highlights a decade of GCEP innovations in energy storage.

GCEP alum and Opus 12 co-founder Kendra Kuhl (right) talks about the energy startup.

From the Director

As 2016 winds down to a close, we want to say "Thanks" for your continuing support and share the latest GCEP news with you:

Our 12th annual symposium Energy Research for Deep Global Decarbonization attended by more than 400 people last month was one of our most talked-about conferences ever and featured some outstanding speakers and topics, including:

  • Laurence Tubiana, the French special representative at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, who provided the next steps needed for this historic agreement.
  • Gary Smyth, executive director of global research and development for General Motors, who highlighted the automotive industry's drive for sustainability.
  • Richenda Van Leeuwen, former executive director of Energy Access at the United Nations Foundation, who discussed the challenge of providing clean energy in emerging economies.
  • GCEP Innovations featuring GCEP Managing Director Richard Sassoon and four of our investigators, who shared how the project has revolutionized energy research over the past decade.
  • GCEP Distinguished Student Lecturers, who gave impressive talks about their research results. Adam Slavney's talk from the conference is now featured in Forbes.

We added an exciting new event to this year's symposium that was quite popular; the Stanford Energy Startup Showcase highlighted promising new companies founded by alums from GCEP and Stanford energy programs. Check out a short video on the showcase. 

If you missed the symposium, all the events, including technical talks, poster sessions, and a lively expert discussion about pathways to deep decarbonization of the global energy systems are now available online.

The GCEP staff and I wish you the very best this holiday season and in the New Year!

Sally M. Benson, Director
Global Climate and Energy Project
What's New
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