Stanford-Woods Energy Seminar - Winter 2009

Video Lectures

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Lecture 1
The Real Story on Fuel Economy
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The Real Story on Fuel Economy

January 7, 2009 lecture by Lee Schipper for the Woods Energy Seminar (ENERGY301). In his talk "When the Rubber Hits the Road: The Real Story on Fuel Economy in the US and other Developed Countries, with Implications for Developing Asia," Schipper discusses better and more realistic fuel economy options in the US and other industrialized nations.



The Woods Energy Seminar is an interdisciplinary series of talks primarily by Stanford experts on a broad range of energy topics. Lee Schipper is a Senior Research Engineer at the Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency at Stanford University.

Lecture 2
New Ways for Regulating Greenhouse Gases
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New Ways for Regulating Greenhouse Gases

January 14, 2009 lecture by David Victor for the Woods Energy Seminar (ENERGY301). In his talk "New Ways to Think About Regulating Greenhouse Gasses," Victor discusses the need for an international and universal regulation on greenhouse gas emissions and he posits that the nature of the climate problem has been erroneously placed on compliance concerns rather than actual effort.



The Woods Energy Seminar is an interdisciplinary series of talks primarily by Stanford experts on a broad range of energy topics. David Victor is the Director of Stanford's Program on Energy and Sustainable Development.

Lecture 3
Sustainable Aviation
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Sustainable Aviation

January 21, 2009 lecture by Ilan Kroo for the Woods Energy Seminar (ENERGY301). In his talk "Future Air Transportation and the Environment," Kroo discusses the impact of aviation on the environment and the idea of "sustainable" aviation.



The Woods Energy Seminar is an interdisciplinary series of talks primarily by Stanford experts on a broad range of energy topics. Ilan Kroo is a professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University.

Lecture 4
Renewable Ocean Energy Conversion Systems
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Renewable Ocean Energy Conversion Systems

January 28, 2009 lecture by Julie Young for the Woods Energy Seminar (ENERGY301). In her talk "Renewable Ocean Energy Conversion Systems: Advancing State-of-the-Art," Young discusses renewable ocean energy technologies.



The Woods Energy Seminar is an interdisciplinary series of talks primarily by Stanford experts on a broad range of energy topics. Yin Lu (Julie) Young is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University.

Lecture 5
Smart Grids & Decarbonizing the Power Sector
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Smart Grids & Decarbonizing the Power Sector

February 5, 2009 lecture by Nicholas Jenkins for the Woods Energy Seminar (ENERGY301). In his talk "Smart Grids and De-Carbonising the Power Sector," Jenkins discusses the progress and implementation of smart power grids using cost-effective analysis.



The Woods Energy Seminar is an interdisciplinary series of talks primarily by Stanford experts on a broad range of energy topics. Nicholas Jenkins is the Shimizu Visiting Professor of the Atmosphere and Enery Program at Stanford University.

Lecture 6
A Pathway for Widespread Geothermal Energy
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A Pathway for Widespread Geothermal Energy

February 11, 2009 lecture by Jefferson Tester for the Woods Energy Seminar (ENERGY301). In his talk "A Pathway for Widespread Utilization of Geothermal Energy--the Roles of Multi-scale Resource and Technology Research and Systems Analysis," Tester talks about the benefits and challenges of harnessing geothermal energy, and he asserts that it is a large resource that complements solar and wind energy and is both carbon free and scalable.



The Woods Energy Seminar is an interdisciplinary series of talks primarily by Stanford experts on a broad range of energy topics. Jefferson Tester is the David Croll Chair for Sustainable Energy Systems and Associate Director for the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University.

Lecture 7
Sequestering CO2 in the Built Environment
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Sequestering CO2 in the Built Environment

February 18, 2009 lecture by Brent Constanz for the Woods Energy Seminar (ENERGY301). In his talk "A Pathway for Widespread Utilization of Geothermal Energy--the Roles of Multi-scale Resource and Technology Research and Systems Analysis," Brent Constanz states that concrete is the most used product worldwide next to water and he suggests that we could safely, cheaply, and quickly store carbon dioxide in concrete at the rate of about six billion yards per year.



The Woods Energy Seminar is an interdisciplinary series of talks primarily by Stanford experts on a broad range of energy topics.

Lecture 8
Nuclear Sustainability and Climate Change
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Nuclear Sustainability and Climate Change

February 25, 2009 lecture by Jacques Bouchard for the Woods Energy Seminar (ENERGY301). In his talk "Can Nuclear Energy be a Sustainable Contribution to Address Climate Change Concerns? The French Experience," Jacques Bouchard gives a comprehensive overview of France's development and innovation of nuclear energy technology.



The Woods Energy Seminar is an interdisciplinary series of talks primarily by Stanford experts on a broad range of energy topics.

Lecture 9
Coal's Role in the Global Energy Mix: Coal Markets with a View to 2030
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Coal's Role in the Global Energy Mix: Coal Markets with a View to 2030

March 4, 2009, Richard Morse states that coal is the largest growing source of energy and that regulation and policy are beginning to play a larger role in the economy of coal power. Morse also discusses the heavy reliance on coal by developing countries and the need to understand and evaluate all mitigation options.