A study looking at the dairy sector in agriculture revealed some "udderly" astonishing data that could lead to a significant reduction of the planet's future warming. Read Burping Cows: Researching How Farms can Help Cool the Planet .
Penn State has been working for years, successfully, to reduce its carbon footprint. But recently, the University has embraced a larger role: Be a leader in creating comprehensive solutions to mitigate the dangers of climate change. One method to do this is to teach students the science of climate change. Read Teaching the Ethics of Climate Change.
While working on a DOE-sponsored program, which was initially intended to promote the use of combined heat and power (CHP) technology in single buildings or integrated campuses, for the last seven years, it became apparent that a more universal implementation of the technology needed to be pursued. Read A New Energy Infrastructure Paradigm.
Electrochemistry is a foundation for our transition from fossil fuels to carbon-neutral life. Electrochemistry is the basic science underlying batteries, solar cells, fuel cells, and the conversion of CO2 into useful products. This science is necessary for us to seriously achieve a sustainable energy future. Read Electrochemistry’s Relationship to Climate.