GCEP - Globe

December 9, 2014


Water splitter runs on an inexpensive battery.

Thomas Friedman captivates symposium audience.

Chad Holliday talks about industry and sustainability.

Arun Majumdar, Pete Trelenberg and John Woolard discuss the global energy challenge.

From the Director

We are excited to share with you the latest GCEP news, including:

We would also like to highlight our 2014 annual research symposium, "Moving the Clean Energy Agenda Forward," that featured an outstanding group of thought leaders, including the following keynote speakers:

  • Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, who explained how cleantech innovation can help address climate change.
  • Chad Holliday from Bank of America's Board of Directors, who pointed to the company's $50 billiion commitment to sustainable growth as an example of how industry can advance the transition to clean technologies.
  • Chris Field, co-chair of IPCC Working Group II, who explained how clean-energy technologies can reduce the risks of negative impacts from climate change.
  • Arun Majumdar (Stanford), who moderated a discussion with Pete Trelenberg (ExxonMobil) and John Woolard (Google) on industry's approaches to the global energy challenge.

If you missed the symposium, videos of these talks, the technical presentations, Energy 101 tutorials and distinguished student lectures, plus research posters are available on the 2014 GCEP symposium site. Please view and share with your colleagues.

Plus, please join me in congratulating Franklin "Lynn" Orr Jr., GCEP founding director, on being confirmed by the U.S. Senate as under secretary for science and energy in the U.S. Department of Energy.

Many thanks for your continued support of GCEP. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

Sally M. Benson, Director
Global Climate and Energy Project
What's New
30 energy leaders shared their thoughts and latest research at the recent GCEP symposium. Videos of the talks and presentations along with research posters are available online.
Game-Changing Research
Ming Gong (left) and Hongjie Dai have developed an inexpensive, emissions-free device that uses a 1.5-volt battery to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.
Inside GCEP
Stanford scientists and an international research team have been awarded $10.5 million in GCEP funding to spark advancements in solar cells, batteries, renewable fuels and bioenergy.
Honored as a "rising star," GCEP investigator Hemamala Karunadasa (center) talks about her group's research on perovskite-based solar cells.
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