2010-Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

2010

December 7, 2010

Press Release: CMU's Ines Lima Azevedo Will Lead New Center To Develop Strategies Improving Climate and Energy Decision Making

Azevedo

Uncertainty is a part of life. But a new center at Carnegie Mellon University will help consumers and industry better handle those doubts when it comes to issues involving global climate change and energy. The Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making will develop and implement strategies for protecting everything from fragile marine ecosystems to curbing dangerous carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation. More »


November 4, 2010

Press Release: CMU's Daniel Schnitzer Honored for Developing Clean Energy Solutions in Haiti

Daniel Schnitzer

The second-year Ph.D. student in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Engineering and Public Policy, and co-founder and executive director of EarthSpark International was recently recognized for his efforts by President Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), which convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. More »


November 1, 2010

Press Release: CMU's Mario Bergés Unveils New System For Monitoring Consumer Electricity Use

Mario

Research by Carnegie Mellon University's Mario Bergés found that households could continuously audit their electricity consumption and reduce energy costs by leveraging a method to monitor appliance-level power consumption from a single whole-house meter. More »


October 21, 2010

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Honored With EPA's Green Power Leadership Award

Green Power Altschul

University Ranks Among Top 10 Purchasers of Renewable Energy in U.S. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored Carnegie Mellon University with its 2010 Green Power Leadership Award. More »


September 30, 2010

Press Release: CMU's College of Engineering Launches Leadership Speaker Series With Westinghouse Electric Company CEO and Alumnus Aris Candris

Candris

Carnegie Mellon University's top-ranked College of Engineering launches a new Leadership Speaker Series Oct. 11 by hosting Westinghouse Electric Company CEO Aris Candris, who will discuss the role of nuclear power in today's energy-constrained world. Candris will speak at 5 p.m. in Porter Hall 100. More »


September 24, 2010

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Launches Professional Master's Degree Program in Energy Science, Technology and Policy

Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering, a global leader in environmental and sustainable engineering, has launched an innovative new graduate program producing tomorrow's energy leaders, who will engineer new energy technologies to improve efficiency, reduce environmental harm, increase sustainable power sources and build new infrastructure for distribution. Graduates of this new program will be highly sought after by energy companies around the world. More »


August 30, 2010

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Joins Research Consortium To Pioneer New Energy Efficient Building Designs for DOE

Carnegie Mellon University is part of a team that will receive up to $122 million over the next five years from the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish an Energy Innovation Hub focused on developing technologies to make buildings more energy efficient. More »


August 12, 2010

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Steinbrenner Institute Helps Heritage Community Initiatives Grow Green Collar Jobs

Carnegie Mellon University's Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research is helping Heritage Community Initiatives in Braddock, Pa., to retrain local workers to create a pool of green collar employees and boost both local economic growth and energy efficiency. More »


July 14, 2010

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Partners With Semiconductor Research Corporation To Bring More Energy Efficient Systems and Technologies to Marketplace

Carnegie Mellon University will host a new Smart Grid Research Center as part of a $5 million industry-academic partnership with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world's leading university-industry research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies. More »


May 20, 2010

News Blog: LEEDing the Way

Aurora L. Sharrard, director of innovation for the Green Building Alliance, will present Carnegie Mellon with a Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) plaque for the recently renovated Porter Hall. The "green" renovation project, completed in summer 2008, included the the creation of a 3,200-square-foot second floor above the auditorium, and the restoration of the building exterior and windows outside the lecture hall. The new space above the auditorium houses the Information Systems Program in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. More »


May 13, 2010

News Blog: Green Task Force on Transportation Makes Recommendations

Second Nature

Second Nature's National Transportation Policy Task Force of 15 college and university presidents is recommending major changes in transportation policy to advance clean energy goals, reduce dependence on foreign oil, build healthy communities, create jobs and assure global competitiveness. More »


May 13, 2010

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Unveils New Classroom Study Tracing Environmental And Social Footprint of Pittsburgh Region From 1900 to 2050

Carnegie Mellon University researchers and students have unveiled a new study that found Allegheny County has seen an almost 20 percent decrease in total energy consumption and a 33 percent decrease in total carbon dioxide emissions since 1970, solely due to the collapse of the iron and steel industry in the area. More »


January 28, 2010

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's John Kitchin Receives Early Career Award For Ongoing Research in Clean Energy and Energy Storage Applications

Carnegie Mellon University's John Kitchin was awarded a five-year $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop new materials for producing hydrogen and oxygen from water using electrochemistry. More »


January 25, 2010

Press Release: EPA Recognizes Carnegie Mellon Among Nation's Top 50 Green Power Purchasers

Carnegie Mellon University has increased its ranking to No. 41 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Top 50 List of green power purchasers. The top 50 represents leaders from a wide variety of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, local, state and federal governments, and colleges and universities. More »


January 19, 2010

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon and Intel Collaborate To Improve Energy Costs and Efficiency in Chip Making

McHenry-Lab

Carnegie Mellon University and Intel Corporation will unveil a new class of materials called solder magnetic nanocomposites that could help streamline the process of computer electronic packaging. The milestone research will be discussed at the 11th annual Magnetism and Magnetics Materials Conference Jan. 18-22 at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. More »