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Funded by new tax credits, U.S. carbon-capture network could double global CO2 headed underground

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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.

Photosynthesis and engines evolved in remarkably similar ways

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:00am

A study from the group of Amilcare Porporato, the Thomas J. Wu ’94 Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, suggests that plants and internal combustion engines share striking parallels in adapting to changing environmental conditions. The study suggests that people could more consciously take lessons from nature when designing mechanical systems.

Leaks will not sink carbon capture and storage

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 9:00am

The case for carbon capture and storage — a promising method for reducing greenhouse gases — received a boost recently from a Princeton study that indicated the procedure would not be prone to significant leakage or high costs related to fixing leaks. Authors of the study included PEI associated faculty Catherine Peters, professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering, and Michael Oppenheimer, the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute

Methane, light and river trade: 2017 Walbridge Fund empowers innovative environmental graduate research

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:30am

Five Princeton University graduate students have been selected to receive Walbridge Fund Graduate Awards from the Princeton Environmental Institute to support their doctoral research. Established in 2009, the Walbridge Fund provides up to $10,000 to Princeton graduate students pursuing innovative projects in the fields of energy technology, carbon policy and climate science.

India's Energy Future: How Much Can Nuclear Power Contribute?

M. V. Ramana obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Boston University in 1994 and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Physics, University of Toronto and the Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He came to Princeton in 1998. Between 2004 and 2009, he was at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development in Bangalore, India. He is currently appointed jointly with SGS and the Nuclear Futures Laboratory and works on the future of nuclear energy in the context of climate change and nuclear disarmament.

Princeton Cuts Energy Use, Costs Through Projects Big and Small

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 (All day)

Corporate Affiliates Program Funds Innovative Energy Research

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Monday, January 28, 2013 (All day)