2008-Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

2008

Septemeber 18, 2008

Press Release: Duke To Lead New NSF, EPA Funded Center To Study Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have awarded $14.4 million to create the Center for Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) to explore the potential ecological hazards of nanoparticles. The new center will be directed by Duke University's Mark Wiesner and co-directed by Carnegie Mellon University's Gregory V. Lowry. More »


July 29, 2008

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researcher Says China's Growing Export Trade Fuels Climate Change Problems

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Carnegie Mellon University's Christopher L. Weber argues that China's new title as the world's largest greenhouse gas emitter is at least partly due to consumption of Chinese goods in the West. More »


June 13, 2008

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Ed Rubin Urges Congressional Leaders To Approve Legislation Designed To Accelerate Carbon Storage Technologies

Carnegie Mellon University Professor Edward S. Rubin is urging Congress to approve newly proposed legislation designed to fund pioneering technologies that can trap and store carbon dioxide emissions deep underground - a vital measure needed to control global climate change. More »


May 28, 2008

Press Release: Establishing a Price for Carbon Emissions in the U.S. Would Spur Immediate Reductions in Energy Consumption and More Efficient Use of Power Generators, Study by Carnegie Mellon Researchers Shows

As recent judicial, political and industry developments appear to continue to move the United States toward a mandatory price for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, new analysis by Carnegie Mellon University researchers provides the clearest picture yet of the possible short-term effects of establishing such a cost. The research, published recently by Environmental Science & Technology, suggests that even a modest price would, almost immediately, result in up to 10 percent reductions in emission levels by prompting changes in both power company investments and consumer behavior. More »


April 2008

Carnegie Mellon Today: Chemical Cleanup

The brainchild of Carnegie Mellon’s pioneering green chemistry guru, Terry Collins, Fe-TAML activators have wide-ranging applications, from decontaminating biological weapons, to cleaning the water we use to wash and drink, to reducing or eliminating toxic residue produced by major industries. More »


March 6, 2008

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Conference Focuses On Future Energy Systems, Nation's Overtaxed Power Grid

Coming on the heels of the recent massive blackout in Florida which left millions without power, the fourth annual Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Conference is dedicated to finding cheaper and more reliable ways to deliver electricity to customers in an era where the nation's power grid is overtaxed with ever greater demand. More »


March 25, 2008

Press Release: Three-University Consortium Receives Funding For Fossil Energy Research

A consortium of three universities — Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University — will receive up to $26 million in funding over the next two years to develop clean and efficient technologies for the use of fossil fuels. The results of its work could reduce regional as well as national dependence on foreign oil. More »


February 5, 2008

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Mechanical Engineer Wins National Science Foundation Early Career Award

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Carnegie Mellon University's Jeremy J. Michalek has received the National Science Foundation's most prestigious honor for new faculty members, the Faculty Early Career Development Award. More »


February 7, 2008

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Receives $1.85 Million Research Grant To Accelerate Safe Development of Clean Energy Technologies

Carnegie Mellon University's M. Granger Morgan will lead a team of investigators from Carnegie Mellon, the University of Minnesota, the Vermont Law School and the Washington, D.C.-based energy law firm Van Ness Feldman to develop and promote a regulatory structure for the safe and economical capture, transport and deep geological sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the United States. More »