The U.S. electric utility industry faces a critical juncture as new technology and declining prices allow a more "distributed" system of small-scale generators, renewable energy installations and energy efficiency strategies, according to a group of high-level energy industry executives and regulators who met at Princeton University.
Turning municipal solid waste into fuel and reducing greenhouse gases emitted in making concrete are the first two innovations funded by the recently established Princeton Energy and Environment Corporate Affiliates Program.
The market for alternative energy technologies shows many areas of promise but also is beset by major uncertainties over regulation and tax policy, a leading energy analyst told an audience of academic researchers and corporate leaders at Princeton University Tuesday, Nov. 13.
The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) awarded an honorary doctorate to Professor Emily Carter, founding director of Princeton's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, in recognition of her fundamental research in physical chemistry and its applications to developing better materials.
Professor Lynn Loo has been named deputy director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, with responsibility for developing programs that enrich the education and professional experiences of graduate students and post-docs and helping build external partnerships for the center.