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December 17, 2015


GCEP awards $9.3 million for six new research projects on energy.

Amory Lovins shows an inexpensive solar-powered light at GCEP conference.

Admiral James Ellis Jr. and George Shultz discuss new nuclear power technology.

Back Row: MRS gold award winners Andrew Scheuermann (left) and Xiaofei Ye (center).

From the Director

As 2015 draws to a close, we are excited to share with you the latest GCEP news:

  • $9.3 million in new GCEP awards to develop a suite of promising energy technologies at Stanford and four other universities.
  • Zhenan Bao, honored by Nature as one of 10 people who made a difference in science in 2015, talks about the impact of GCEP on her career.
  • Paul McIntyre and his team have designed underwater solar cells that turn captured greenhouse gases into fuel.

We would also like to highlight our 2015 annual research symposium, Driving Change in the Energy Field, that featured an outstanding array of keynote speakers, including:

  • Amory Lovins, co-founder and chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute, who explained how cheaper renewables and batteries are driving major change in the world.
  • Admiral James Ellis Jr. and former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, who discussed the need for the U.S. to keep an open mind on new nuclear power techology.
  • Stanford's Dan Reicher and Alicia Seiger, who identified key strategies to catalyze investment in clean energy resources.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Ray Wood, who shared emerging trends in clean energy finance.
  • Arun Majumdar, co-director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, who explained the challenges and opportunities in modernizing the electric grid.

Videos of these talks, the technical presentations, Energy 101 tutorials and distinguished student lectures, plus research posters are available on the 2015 GCEP symposium site. Please view and share with your colleagues.

Congratulations to Andrew Scheuermann, Xiaofei Ye and Haotian Wang, who each received the Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award, one of the highest honors in materials science, for their GCEP research.

Plus, take a look at some recent peer-reviewed publications from GCEP researchers.

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

Sally M. Benson, Director
Global Climate and Energy Project
What's New
GCEP has awarded $9.3 million for a range of promising technologies, from a device that extracts power from the night sky to a charcoal-like soil amendment that removes carbon dioxide from the air.
Game-Changing Research
GCEP investigator Paul McIntyre (left) and doctoral candidate Andrew Scheuermann have developed solar cells than can function under water and convert captured CO2 gases into fuel.
Inside GCEP
At the 2015 GCEP Research Symposium, 30 energy leaders shared their thoughts on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through research and key strategies.
One of Nature's 10 people making a difference in science in 2015, Zhenan Bao talks about how GCEP support helped forge her career path in energy research.
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