Developers of renewable energy and shale gas must overcome fundamental geological and environmental challenges if these promising energy sources are to reach their full potential, according to a trio of leading geoscientists, including affiliated faculty member Mark Zoback.
The State of the West Symposium, hosted by the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, featured a discussion of the Western United States' future of extreme heat, declining snowpack, and what it all means for the region's industry, electricity generation and policy.
PhD student Justin Mankin discusses his dissertation work.
Affiliated faculty member Noah Diffenbaugh and other researchers analyze future snowpack decline from California to the Himalayas.
Several affiliated faculty members say that weaning America off fossil fuels and investing in renewable energy is the best path for the future.
Affiliated faculty member Lisa Curran is project leader on a study showing that deforestation to make way for oil palm plantations in Borneo is becoming a globally significant source of carbon dioxide emissions.
Affiliated faculty member Noah Diffenbaugh's research suggests the Great Basin was flooded during the last glacial period by storms moving up from the tropics.
Affliated faculty member Larry Crowder says we can use this study to envision climate change impacts on large predators in the Pacific.
Stanford's Precourt Institute, TomKat Center and Precourt Energy Efficiency Center have awarded nine faculty seed grants for cutting-edge energy research.