Energy

Using the simple power of walking to give a city light
Using the simple power of walking to give a city light
George Washington University
Walking has never been a better option. Cities around the world have started to harness the power of pedestrian footsteps to light city sidewalks.
Fossil Free GW
Fossil Free GW
George Washington University
GW students are lobbying the university's board of trustees to stop investing its endowment in fossil fuel companies and reinvest in clean energy.

A tour of the Tesla Gigafactory during construction in February 2016 shows off its massive interior. (Steve Jurvetson/Creative Commons)

George Washington University
Construction of the Tesla Gigafactory began in Reno, Nevada, in 2014 with the mission of generating greater outputs of lithium ion batteries to keep up with the increasing demand of electric cars in the global market.

 (Sam Bradway/Planet Forward)

Middlebury College
Ruby Woodside, a fellow at Second Nature, discusses what carbon neutrality will look like in the coming year, now that several major institutions have gone entirely Carbon Neutral.
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
There is an upcoming trend in the San Francisco Bay Area, but it is not in the form of an app or a smartphone. Rather it is a more efficient way to use energy… specifically renewable energy.
GOES-R launch at Kennedy Space Center
GOES-R launch at Kennedy Space Center
Northwestern University
NOAA’s revolutionary weather satellite successfully launched Saturday from Florida. This means earlier warnings, expected to save lives from severe weather situations.
Concentrating Photovoltaics
Concentrating Photovoltaics
The Pennsylvania State University
Ultra-high efficiency solar cells similar to those used in space may now be possible on your rooftop thanks to a new microscale solar concentration technology developed by an international team of researchers.

Cutterhead, shield and partial trailing gantries of the tunnel boring machine known as Lady Bird. (Photo courtesy DC Water)

Bates College
When her husband took office in 1963, Claudia Alta Johnson, better known as Lady Bird, made it her mission to protect and preserve the environment. Now a giant machine, akin to a mechanical earthworm, denominated Lady Bird, has a similar mission.
The George Washington University
To tell my story, I decided to write several Cinquain formatted poems and string them together. The finished poem tells the story of a hurting world in which the solution is around every corner, but no one seems to realize it.
Bates College
A company has developed a cheaper way to capture carbon emissions and convert them to bioplastic — which could help us reduce our dependence on oil and fossil fuels.

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