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Has the U.S. finally reached the point where climate will in fact be a decisive issue for voters at the polls?
With participation from the University of Pennsylvania, Mayor Kenney's advisory group gathers to discuss the future of the closed Philadelphia refinery.
Opportunities to Bridge the Funding Gap to Commercialize Cleantech Innovation: Insights from the 2019 NREL Industry Growth Forum
MBA student Sid Radhakrishna writes about several promising models highlighted at the 2019 NREL Industry Growth Forum that look to bridge funding gaps for commercializing cleantech innovation.
Challenges in Funding and Scaling Cleantech Innovations: Insights from the 2019 NREL Industry Growth Forum
MBA Student Sid Radhakrishna attended the NREL Industry Growth Forum and learned firsthand about some of the challenges facing the cleantech field.
In April carbon-free generators produced more electricity than coal for the first time, offering stark evidence that the country's clean energy transition is advancing despite political headwinds.
Attribution science makes it possible to understand the likelihood that extreme weather has roots in climate change. The science might be used to hold major industrial emitters legally liable for climate damage.
After the explosion and fire at the PES refinery, the City of Philadelphia should connect the dots among a range of related environmental issues, events, and crises and raise the visibility and influence of the City’s environmental policy makers.
Supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly is an area of scientific study that explores how molecules and components of materials organize under various conditions. And it can have an impact in areas such as solar energy, gas separation and storage, and various forms of energy transport and storage.
Narratives of climate skepticism put enormous pressure on scientists to relinquish the most fundamentally important attribute of good research: open-mindedness.
Research looks at scenarios where federal, state and consumer actions each take lead in carbon reduction.