Energy Policy and Security
Funded by new tax credits, U.S. carbon-capture network could double global CO2 headed underground
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 9:30am
Princeton University researchers have proposed a U.S. pipeline network that would capture, transport and store underground up to 30 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year — an amount equal to removing 6.5 million cars from the road. The authors found that the network infrastructure would only be possible if tax credits passed by Congress in 2018 to encourage investment in carbon capture-and-storage technology are coupled with low-interest government financing.
Europe's Policy to Treat Wood as Low-Carbon Fuel Poised to Harm Global Forests
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:30am
Europe's decision to promote the use of wood as a "renewable fuel" will likely greatly increase Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and possibly lead to vast new cutting of the world's forests, according to a new paper published in Nature Communications. The paper is co-authored by eight scientists from the United States and Europe, including lead author Tim Searchinger, research scholar in Princeton University's Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy and a lecturer in the Princeton Environmental Institute.
PEI Discovery Day 2018 exhibits array of student research in environmental studies
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:30am
Seniors and graduate students exhibited the topical diversity of environmental studies at Princeton University during the seventh annual PEI Discovery Day hosted by the Princeton Environmental Institute May 9 in the Frick Chemistry Lab Atrium. Ninety-six students representing 20 academic departments showcased their research and discussed their findings with fellow students and University faculty. PEI interviewed seven students who provide a snapshot of the research and disciplines featured at Discovery Day 2018.
PEI-STEP Fellow Jane Baldwin receives AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 3:45pm
PEI-STEP fellow Jane Baldwin, a graduate student in Princeton's Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, received an Outstanding Student Paper Award at the American Geophysical Union's 2017 Fall Meeting in December.
Keohane receives Balzan Prize for international relations
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
The International Balzan Foundation has awarded Princeton University professor emeritus Robert Keohane the 2016 Balzan Prize for International Relations, History and Theory. The prize comes with an award of $790,000, half of which must be spent to finance research projects conducted by young scholars or scientists.
Eco-justice scholar Ashley Dawson named 2017 Barron Visiting Professor in environmental humanities
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
Ashley Dawson, an English professor at the City University of New York's Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island, has been selected as the Princeton Environmental Institute's 2017-18 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities. Dawson focuses his work on cultural studies, post-colonialism, eco-criticism and activism, particularly how people have perceived, affected and defended nature through art, politics and economics.
Two graduate students receive 2017 PEI-STEP Environmental Policy Fellowships
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:30am
Princeton University graduate students Xiaogang He and Kasparas Spokas have been awarded 2017 PEI-STEP Environmental Policy Fellowships from the Princeton Environmental Institute. The PEI-STEP Fellowship Program provides Princeton doctoral students in departments outside of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs with two years of financial support and a $3,500 award.