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PEI awards new Climate and Energy Challenge projects, from the natural color-scape to the right words for climate change

June 29, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

Four new projects funded by the Climate and Energy Grand Challenge program will explore topics such as the environmental impact of turbulence from offshore wind turbines, the effect of climate change on the natural color-scape, the efficient production of jet…

Solar and wind energy preserve groundwater for drought, agriculture

November 6, 2019 ・ B. Rose Kelly

Solar and wind farms are popping up around the country to lower carbon emissions, and these renewables also have another important effect: keeping more water in the ground. A new Princeton University-led study in Nature Communications is among the first…

Princeton senior Redding explores the brightening future of solar power in the Philippines

June 9, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Each year, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) supports senior-thesis research by students from departments across the University. This story is part of a series exploring the disciplinary variety of PEI-funded undergraduate research carried out by members of the Class of…

PEI Discovery Day 2018 exhibits array of student research in environmental studies

May 21, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly

Ninety-six students representing 20 academic departments showcased their research and discussed their findings with fellow students and University faculty.

Drones, Thorns and New Orleans: PEI’s Summer of Learning Symposium features breadth of undergrad research

October 30, 2017

PEI’s internship program’s projects focused on global environmental challenges in the areas of policy and resilience, biodiversity and conservation, alternative energy, climate and oceans, and water, soil and human health.

Air Pollution Cuts Solar Energy Potential in China

Air pollution choking China’s solar-energy potential

October 23, 2017

China seeks to expand its solar-power supply by 2030, but severe air pollution is blocking the needed sunlight, according to Princeton research.

Eco-justice scholar Ashley Dawson named 2017 Barron Visiting Professor in environmental humanities

September 13, 2017

Ashley Dawson has been selected as the Princeton Environmental Institute’s 2017-18 Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities.

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

July 21, 2017 ・ Morgan Kelly

Five Princeton University graduate students have been selected to receive Walbridge Fund Graduate Awards from the Princeton Environmental Institute to support their doctoral research.

Princeton researchers visit Texas wind farm for a first-hand look at growing energy sector

May 30, 2017 ・ Morgan Kelly

Princeton University researchers visited the BP-owned Sherbino Mesa II Wind Farm to understand the technical and financial aspects of wind power.